Preventing Underarm Stains

Underarm stains can be both embarrassing and they can ruin your clothes. This is a page about preventing underarm stains.


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You can use these as underarm shields. The pantyliner can be cut to fit. They come in black and white.

I heard this tip on the radio. This would be great for fabrics that stain, or are not washable.

Source: Heard this on a radio show.

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When ironing a white shirt, sprinkle baby powder under the arms before ironing. This will keep sweat from seeping through the shirt, and avoid stains.

By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario

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I am looking to prevent underarm stains on all my new white shirts. I've seen a bunch of posts for getting them out. Does anyone know how to prevent them? Thanks a million.


By mindy


July 24, 20090 found this helpful

I think deoderant & then powder helps a lot.

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July 24, 20090 found this helpful

I wear deoderant all the time so that isn't the problem -- it's from sweat- which I actually don't sweat a lot except when working out.

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May 1, 20120 found this helpful

Tectron spray for clothing (under arm area).
It's a water repellent for synthetic and natural fibers.

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November 17, 2016

This is a page about deodorant that won't stain clothing. Unfortunately sometimes the deodorant we use can stain our clothing.

Two shirts with deodorant stains on them.

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July 24, 2010

I saw that someone had asked about preventing underarm stains and I just happened to have received Joey Green's Cleaning Magic in the mail.


"To prevent underarm stains on clothes, lather up a bar of Fels-Naptha Soap and rub the lather into underarms of new clothes before laundering them for the first time. Launder with cool water and your regular detergent."

I have no idea if this works.

Source: Joey Green's Cleaning Magic

By Charise from Richardson, TX


Underarm Stains on T-shirts

Fels-Naptha will remove underarm stains. If the stain is old it may take a couple washes. Use warm water or hot if fabric will allow. (05/15/2010)


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