How do I make white undershirts white again after they turn yellow?
By Mary Lou from Flanders, NJ
Use Mrs. Stewart's "Bluing" in your rinse cycle. Don't put too much in or it will stain "bluish" spots, just a few gradual washings using the "bluing" in all of your white washes and you'll see brilliant, white clothing.
Even if there are bluish spots, they'll eventually wash away, they're not permanent stains.
Use no chlorine bleach, directions on container, good luck.
I would bleach them. Hanging them in the sun after washing might help as well.
I have used Clorex bleach liquid, oxiclean small amount of hot water in a bucket and let them soak. For a larger amount of clothing, fill washer on low, put above in, agitate then drop clothing in. Make sure enough water to cover clothing. Stand there and agitate for about 5 minutes, shut machine off. Let soak about 20 minutes, then restart washer from beginning, fill, add detergent, etc. I have the whitest shirts, dish towels, etc.
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How do you clean a white cotton turtle neck shirt that has yellowed?
Mslipp from Laguna Niguel, CA
My sister has had a lot of good luck removing stains from white cotton fabric by-
Good luck! (09/09/2007)
My mother used to clean my yellowing white cotton shirts collar by soaking the collar in a diluted detergent then placing the part of the garment dipped in the detergent in the sun for at least two hours and then machine or hand wash. (10/28/2008)