How to remove deodorant stains

As handy as deodorant is, it can cause nasty stains which are hard to remove. Read on for tips on how to effectively remove deoderant stains!

Updated 6 April 2023


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Spray, stick, roll-on; whichever you choose, there’s one thing you don’t want to see from your deodorant and that’s white marks on your clothes. Whether you want to know how to get deodorant stains out of shirts or dresses, our top tips for deodorant stain removal will do the job.

There are lots of ways to remove deodorant stains, but you won’t need to use them if you prevent stains from forming in the first place. Choose a specially formulated deodorant, like Dove, to avoid white marks and keep your clothing free from deodorant residue.

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  • How to remove deodorant stains with detergent

    Pre-treating and washing your clothes with a strong detergent can help you remove deodorant stains.

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      Check the label

      Check your clothes care label and the instructions on the detergent bottle to make sure it is safe to use. This method may not be suitable for delicate fabrics.

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      Apply detergent

      Apply a small amount of detergent directly to the stained area.

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      Allow the detergent to pre-treat the stain

      Leave it for a few minutes to pre-treat.

    4. 4

      Wash as normal

      Wash as usual with a strong detergent like Persil Bio. Always follow the washing instructions on the bottle and check your clothes label first.

    This method doesn’t only help you learn how to get deodorant stains out of clothes, but it can also be used to pre-treat and remove several other common stains.

How to get rid of deodorant stains quickly with tights

Need to know how to remove deodorant stains, fast? This special trick doesn’t involve any kind of cleaner. In fact, all you need are some nylons, and who doesn’t have an old pair of stockings or tights lying around somewhere?

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    Use the tights like a sponge to dab at deodorant stains.

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    Carefully rub white marks until they’ve come off completely.

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    This method works best on fresh stains. Older or dried stains require more work.

This deodorant stain removal tip should work wonders and enable you to use your favourite outfit in an instant without having to throw it in the wash beforehand. It really is the best way to remove deodorant stains from clothes straight after they happen.

How to prevent deodorant stains

What is just as important as knowing how to get deodorant stains out? Knowing how to avoid them in the first place.

Whenever you use any new cleaning method, always check the care label of your garment and the instructions on the product first and follow our guide to remove stains without damaging your clothes.

With these hacks, you now know how to get deodorant stains out of shirts, tops, and dresses.

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