Removing an Old Stain on a Jumper (Sweater)?

I've had a small stain on a favorite jumper of mine and have not worn it since I got the stain on it which was years ago. The jumper still looks like new. The jumper is made of 50% cotton and 50% acrylic. Yes I know the stain has been on it for many years, but after wearing and seeing the stain I just hid it away at the bottom of a drawer. I can't remember whether or not it got washed before putting it in the drawer or not, lol. Please help.


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March 24, 20180 found this helpful
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Fill a 5 gallon pail with very hot tap water. Add 2 T each hydrogen peroxide and powdered dishwasher detergent. Soak overnight. Laundry as usual in the morning.

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March 24, 20180 found this helpful
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One remedy I use for things like this is to soak it overnight in warm water with a scoop of Biz or other non - chlorine bleach, & a few tablespoons of Dreft for Babies laundry detergent. Then launder as usual. I don't know what it is as the combination but a friend of mine gave me this solution years ago as a way to get the stains out of stored baby clothes.


It is worth a try for your situation... Another thing you could try is a new laundry stain remover called Zout. Spray it on and let it soak a couple hours before laundering as usual. Having been in storage you may not be able to get the stain out but it is worth a try.

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April 2, 20180 found this helpful
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Use ammonia straight on anything except leather it is safe for silk also It removes stains from clothing or from any carpet you can add a cup of ammonia directly onto your clothes in the washing machine it will help take stains out even stubborn old stains also if you have really items that are so terribly dirty from mud or dirt or crime you can add a cascade party for dish washer yes dishwasher into your washing machine you will be amazed at how clean your clothes will get

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March 25, 20180 found this helpful

It seems you have no idea as to what sort of stain you have and you did not mention whether the color is light or dark, it may be better to try treating this as just a general stain and not place garment in dryer until you see that all of the stain is gone.


  • 50% cotton & 50% acrylic fabric - color?
  • Since cotton can be treated with almost any stain remover it may be best to treat this as "all" acrylic as most acrylics require a "softer" treatment.
  • This spot treatment has been recommended (by acrylic people):
  • presoak the stain in a solution of 1 quart warm water (or more if needed), ½ teaspoon dishwashing detergent (Dawn maybe) (not laundry detergent) and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse the stained area with warm water,
  • then use a sponge and rubbing alcohol to blot up any remaining stain.
  • Wash as normal.
  • Check stain area and retry remover before drying.
  • If this does not remove all of the stain, I would suggest using a laundry spot remover, wait 30 minutes and then wash as usual.
  • Here is a link that has information on how to care for acrylic fabric.
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