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I have an "old age" discoloration on a sweater. That "old lace" yellow type of color where it was folded. How can I remove it? The sweater is ivory colored and is a cotton/ramie blend.
By joan pecsek from Chesapeake
I would hang it out in the sunshine for a few days, a week, or whatever it takes. The sun will draw the stain out. I have a cleaning business and wear alot of white, because of the bleach that some people use. The furniture polish stains appear during the months that they are packed up for the season. This works great especially for light colored clothes.
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I have yellow stains on the folds of all my stored clothes. I opened up a box of stored "clean" folded clothes and where ever the folds are, there are big yellow stain lines! How do I get those yellow stain lines out without ruining our clothes?
I've tried washing them and soaking them in Biz and still they remain!
How does this happen? We are a non-smoking house and they were stored in the bedroom closet. What happened? Do I have to throw out all of mine and my husband's clothes?
I brought a blue shirt a couple years ago, but when I finally took it out, I discovered it had several light yellow spots on it. How can I wash the yellow off?
By Oliza We need more information on what these yellow spots would be in order to give you advice. Are they yellow spots of something, like mustard or is it a spot that is bleached out from? something mysterious. If it a substance on the shirt, you could try something like Shout and laundering as usual. If it is a bleach spot, you can't wash that out. The original color is removed. (01/15/2011) By Louise B.
Stains on Stored Clothing
We need more information on what these yellow spots would be in order to give you advice. Are they yellow spots of something, like mustard or is it a spot that is bleached out from? something mysterious. If it a substance on the shirt, you could try something like Shout and laundering as usual. If it is a bleach spot, you can't wash that out. The original color is removed. (01/15/2011)
By Louise B.
This has worked for me many times, even on clothes packed away 30 years ago. Take a 3 to 5 gallon plastic bucket and put in 1 cup of BIZ and 1 cup of Clorox II. Add about 1 gallon of the hottest water you have and stir until the BIZ and Clorox II are dissolved. Then add about 2 gallons of cold water and stir. Add your stained clothes and let them soak. Stir them around about once a day and check to see if the stains are gone. I left one bunch soaking for 5 days! They all came out stain free and brilliant white. Works on pastels too and doesn't remove the color at all. (05/06/2006)
By Grandma Margie
If the clothes are washable, fill the washer (large load) or a bucket (few items) and soak in powdered dishwasher detergent. Mix 2 cups detergent in the washer water, or 1/4-1/2 cup in the bucket, put in the clothes, and leave to soak all day. Then wash as usual. You might want to try a few items first. If it works as well for you as it has for me, then do the rest of the clothes. (05/07/2006)
I wonder if Oxy-clean would work? (05/10/2006)
It is likely that the yellow spots on stored clothing are a result of silverfish damage which can include uneven holes in paper and small yellow stains on fabrics. Same thing has happened to me and they are nasty stains, very hard to remove. There may be other insects that cause the same type of damage.