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How do I make white undershirts white again after they turn yellow?

By Mary Lou from Flanders, NJ

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May 29, 20100 found this helpful

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.

http://www.mrsstewart.com/

Even if there are bluish spots, they'll eventually wash away, they're not permanent stains.

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May 30, 20100 found this helpful

Use no chlorine bleach, directions on container, good luck.

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June 2, 20100 found this helpful

I would bleach them. Hanging them in the sun after washing might help as well.

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June 2, 20100 found this helpful

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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May 29, 2010 Flag

How do you clean a white cotton turtle neck shirt that has yellowed?

Mslipp from Laguna Niguel, CA

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Yellowed Cotton Clothing

My sister has had a lot of good luck removing stains from white cotton fabric by-

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  1. washing garment and placing it in the sun to dry
  2. washing garment and putting a little diluted lemon juice on the stain and putting it in the sun to dry

Good luck! (09/09/2007)

By metroplex

Yellowed Cotton Clothing

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)

By Andre

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