Removing Yellow Stains from Stored Clothing?

How do you remove the yellowing on clothing articles left hanging on hangers too long?

By Cheryl


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July 12, 20111 found this helpful
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If the stains are rust from the hangers there is a product 'Whink", a brown bottle found with the laundry detergent in your grocery store. When you put it on you can see the stain disappear right before your eyes. Then you will need to launder immediately.

If the stain is just age yellowing try soaking in Oyxclean, found also in the laundry detergent area. Directions are on the box. Unlike bleach, Oxyclean will not remove the color from colored garments. After soaking and washing be sure to check for all the stain removal before putting the garment into the dryer. If stain is still evident then soak again in Oxyclean.


I have left things soaking in Oxyclean for more than a week and they were not damaged.

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June 30, 20160 found this helpful

You must mean a product called Wink not Wisk ... it is in a brown bottle and is for rust stains...

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December 13, 20170 found this helpful

I did this and it did not take it out, have a lot of vintage clothing that this happen to and can not get it out, tried oxey cleaner

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July 12, 20110 found this helpful

I have successfully removed rust stains by saturating the stained area with lemon juice and setting out in full sun for a few hours, this would probably work here, too.

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April 23, 20170 found this helpful

Does this work with colored clothes too?

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February 18, 20220 found this helpful

I can't soak a wool COAT. can the cleners help me

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February 19, 20220 found this helpful

You could certainly take it to the cleaners. But Woolite is designed for washing wool so that could work to get a stain out too.

Good luck, I hope you can salvage it.

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