We all hate sweat stains on our clothes. It’s easy to feel unhygienic and unattractive with unsightly marks around the edges and seams of our garments. If you’ve had a tough time removing these marks, and would like to know exactly how to get sweat stains out of clothes for good, never fear –with the right products and treatment it is much easier to get rid of the sight and smell of sweat.
Before You Remove Sweat Stains
Whatever product you choose to remove sweat stains, it’s important to check the label to ensure you are using it safely and effectively. Do a test run on a small, unnoticeable area of clothing first to be certain. Similarly, always check the labels on your clothing, paying particular attention to the suggested wash temperature limit and fabric composition.
How to Get Rid of Sweat Stains
The right laundry detergent is an essential factor in successful sweat stain removal. The proteins in sweat – and their interaction with deodorant chemicals – are one of the reasons sweat stains can be so persistent. However, quality laundry detergents are designed to help shift such stains.
If your normal laundry cycle is proving ineffective, use a quality liquid laundry detergent as a pre-treatment – try something like OMO Auto Liquid. Dab the detergent directly onto the affected area and leave it to soak into the fibres for 5-10 minutes, before washing and rinsing as normal.
If traces of the stain remain, leave the garment in direct sunlight, spraying with water occasionally so that the sweat ‘tide line’ and scent evaporate.
You can use also the same method to remove sweat stains as you would to remove sunscreen: