You put on your favorite white shirt and get ready to go out. But when you look into the mirror, you see yellow bleach stains on the white fabric. You know that the bleach is not supposed to leave any color stain. So this can’t be good. And what makes it even more annoying is that you have no idea how this happened because you just followed all instructions given by the manufacturer. Sigh! This is one of those things that are so annoying but inevitable if you bleach your clothes at home often. However, there are ways to prevent this from happening again and get rid of these yellow spots as fast as possible. Here are some tips for how to remove yellow bleach stains from white clothes and the best ways to get rid of them.
How To Remove Yellow Bleach Stains From White Clothes
- Use the right bleach for your fabric. The white shirt you are wearing is made of synthetic fiber. To remove yellow bleach stains from white clothes, you must use chlorine-free bleach that is specifically formulated to work on synthetic fibers. Look for a product that has the word “synthetic” in its name or description. If it doesn’t, then it won’t work well on your shirt and may result in discoloration or damage to the fabric.
- Use warm water and make sure to use soap when washing your white shirt or any other clothes with bleach stains. You do not need to add fabric softener because this will only aggravate the stain instead of removing it. Instead, you can use a laundry detergent that contains oxygen boosters (such as Oxy-Bright). This will help eliminate yellow stains faster and more effectively than if you were using regular laundry detergent alone.
- Next, blot out the stain with an absorbent cloth if possible, but don’t rub too hard as this can damage the garment and make more spots appear on it later on when washed again. Using a clean absorbent cloth to blot out the stain will help reduce discoloration of your garment and also keep it looking brand new longer than if you just let it sit there soaking up water until dry completely without blotting out any stain at all!
- After blotting out as much yellow stain as possible, leave the garment to dry completely. When dried, your shirt should be white once more. If it still shows yellow stains after drying, then you will have to repeat the process.
- If you did not use chlorine-free bleach and the yellow stain is stubborn, then you have to consult a professional stain removal specialist for advice on how to remove yellow bleach stains from white clothes. The specialist can recommend a particular product that is made especially for this purpose or may even make an appointment with one of their clients who may have experience in removing yellow stains from their clothes and can help you out with recommendations on how to remove yellow bleach stains from your shirt.
- Another way to remove yellow bleach stains from white clothes is to use a combination of laundry detergent, oxygen boosters, and a stain remover. The oxygen boosters will help the detergent remove the stains, while the stain remover will help reduce the discoloration of your shirt. You can do this by adding 1/2 cup of liquid oxygen boosters to one cup of regular laundry detergent in your washing machine, then adding your clothes. If you have a front loading washer, then you can add 1/2 cup of Oxy-Bright laundry detergent in with your other laundry products on top of the detergent and oxygen boosters you added in Step 3 above; if you have a top loader washer, then follow this procedure but instead add 1/2 cup of Oxy-Bright to 1/4 cup bleach or 2 cups bleach (depending on how much bleach is already in your wash) and continue with Step 3 above as per usual.
How Does Bleach Make Your Clothes Turn Yellow?
- Do not use bleach directly on your white clothes. Instead, use a separate bucket for white clothes. You can add a few drops of bleach to the bucket and then pour it on your white clothes. This way, you’ll still have some control over the amount of bleach you’re using.
- Do not mix bleach with other items such as water or soap. This will cause the bleach to be diluted and will make it ineffective at removing stains from your clothes.
- Try washing in cold water if possible, especially if your stain is yellowish-green or brownish in color because this might help remove stains from your white clothes faster and more effectively than the usual hot water washing cycle in the machine does (read more about how to wash whites in cold water here). Cold water also helps remove stains left by other laundry detergents that are on the fabric surface as well as those left by the fabric itself (see why cold water is better for whites here).
- The best time to wash whites is when they are still slightly damp (not dry). This will help reduce any staining caused by friction between fabric fibers which can leave yellow spots when washed with hot water (see how we recommend washing whites here). It’s also important to note that pre-soak them in warm/hot water for 30 minutes before you wash them because this helps soften fabric fibers and make them easier to remove stains from (read more about pre-soaking whites here).
- Always check for stains before you start washing. If you think there are any stains on your white clothes, remove them first by using a toothbrush to scrub the affected area gently with a little rubbing alcohol (see how to remove bleach stains from whites with rubbing alcohol here). Then, if necessary, wash the white clothes in cold water as soon as possible and avoid using hot water.
- If you have any leftover bleach in your bucket after washing whites in cold water, rub it gently into the fabric fibers with a clean toothbrush or a clean cloth (see how to remove yellow stains from whites using toothbrushes here) before washing again. This way, you’ll be able to remove most of the yellow dye from your fabric fibers without leaving any yellow stain behind!
Use Baking Soda To Remove The Stain
- The first thing you should do is add some baking soda to the bleach stain. Baking soda is a great ingredient for removing stains from clothes. It will absorb the bleach and get rid of the yellow color on your clothes.
- Next, put your white shirt directly into the washing machine without any detergent or fabric softener. After a few minutes, you can remove it from the water and see if there is any improvement in the yellow stain. If not, then you can put it back in for another round of washing with baking soda added to it again.
- If there are still yellow spots after this process, then you can try scrubbing with a soft toothbrush or an old toothbrush to remove all remaining bleach stains on your white shirt.
- Then you have to wash your white shirt again with detergent and fabric softener added into it again before putting it back into your closet or drawer where you keep all of your clothes clean and ready for wear at any time of the day or night.
- You can continue this process until all traces of yellow bleach stains are gone from your shirt completely!
Bleach is one of the best ways to whiten your clothes. However, it can sometimes leave yellow stains on white fabrics. To get rid of them, use baking soda, a stain remover that’s safe for white fabric, or white vinegar. These are all quick and easy ways to remove the yellow stains from your clothes.