Removing Stains on Underwear

Stubborn stains can be difficult to remove on t-shirts, bras, slips, panties and shorts. This is a page about removing stains on underwear.


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February 27, 2009

How do I remove severe perspiration stains from cotton-poly men's underwear?


By k w (Guest Post)
February 28, 20091 found this helpful

Peroxide will do it. Let it soak till the stain is gone then wash as always. Good luck.

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By (Guest Post)
February 28, 20090 found this helpful

I recently heard crushing 5 asprin, mixing with water and applying the mixture to the area will do wonders for perspiration stains, though I have yet to try it. Couldn't hurt :)

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By auntieM (Guest Post)
March 1, 20090 found this helpful

I've been spraying the underarms with vinegar and it seems to help. These white dress shirts I'm working on are not new and the stains have been set by putting them in the dryer, but I can see a difference (or I have a good imagination!!).

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June 13, 20160 found this helpful

Make a paste out of Comet and water. Scrub perspiration area. If stain is really bad, I'd suggest leaving the paste on clothing for a couple of hours, at least.


The stain didn't get there overnight so it may take more than once to remove it.

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful

An easy way to remove stains from underwear is to....
1. Take a washcloth and wet it.
2. Then, add some soap.
3. Carefully ,yet slightly forcefully, take the washcloth ( slightly coarse washcloth) and wipe over the stain. This may take some time.
4.Finally, give the underwear a thourough wash.

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July 11, 20170 found this helpful


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How do I remove an old stain on men's underwear left after washing?

By thomas nickerson from Port Orchard, WA


July 24, 20100 found this helpful

Try hydrogen peroxide. It works wonders.

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July 24, 20100 found this helpful

If you can find or order online, buy a bar of Fels Naphtha soap, dampen the cloth and the soap, rub the soap on the stain and presoak with a 1/8 to 1/4 c. ammonia in your full washer load (along with your regular detergent and a scoop of baking soda helps soften the water to clean better also.)

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January 30, 20160 found this helpful

Easiest place to find Fels Naphtha is not in soap aisle but in the laundry detergent aisle, sometimes on top shelf, great for making your own laundry detergent

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Does anyone know how to get out stains in colored underwear? The white ones can be soaked in bleach water but the colored ones can't!

By Andrea Kollars


July 5, 20110 found this helpful

They can be soaked in Oxyclean. I use it regularly and it makes the colors come out brighter.


I think there is even an airosol oxyclean spot remover now, though I haven't used it.

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July 13, 20160 found this helpful

how do you get stain out of color underwear with withe on it

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February 15, 2017

Underwear stains are typically something you want to treat prior to washing. There are a few different methods you can use that should work on most such stains. This is a page about cleaning soiled underwear.

Two pairs of underwear on a clothesline.

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April 27, 2016

There are a number of ways to successfully remove feces stains on underwear. This is a page about cleaning feces stains on underwear.

Two pairs of men's boxer briefs in the colors white and red hanging on a clothesline

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July 20, 2010

How do I remove stains that did not come out, after washing my son's underwear?

By thomas from Port Orchard


Removing Set In Stains on Undergarments


Green recipes for stain removal:

  • 2 parts hot water
  • 1 part baking soda
  • 1 part hydrogen peroxide

Spot treat stains and soak overnight. Mix only as much as you need for immediate use because it won't store well over long. Good luck. (02/07/2010)

By kathleen williams

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