How Do You Get Yellow Stains Out From White Sheets And Pillowcases?


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Karen Floyd Profile
Karen Floyd answered
If the pillow case is white, I would take a tooth brush and dip it some bleach and the wash with the white clothes. Also I have a few other idea's.

Boil yellowed cotton or linen fabrics in a mixture of water, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1/4 cup baking soda. Soak for 1 hour.

Yellowed linens can be brighten by adding 4 tablespoons baking soda to the wash water.

Also here is a Pretreating Stain Remover.

1/2 cup ammonia
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup baking soda
2 tablespoons liquid soap
2 quarts water

Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray the liquid onto the stain, and let it sit for a few minutes. Launder as usual.

A Variation: Use soap flakes and baking soda when washing stained natural fabrics. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to the rinse to keep colors bright.

I have books that have instructions on how to clean stuff around the house they are all titled
OVER 100 HELPFUL HOUSEHOLD HINTS using white vinegar, salt and Armor & Hammer Baking Soda. Hope this helps
Sandra Schumacher Profile
If you haven't use a chlorine bleach yet, soak items in Oxy Clean over night. Mix 2 (granuals)scoops with hot water, fill washer or wash tub. Pour into wash load and let soak. You may have to do this 2 or 3 times if the stain has been set. Also, I have found that soaking in ammonia and warm water for a day or two, some times does the trick for some stains, especially grease stains.
Jayne Tingay Profile
Jayne Tingay answered
You can use stain devil or glow white or if your on a low budget use hot water and bleach but wash the sheets on a hot wash twice to make sure you washed all the bleach out.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
In the 1780's a French chemist noting the bleaching properties of chlorine, invented hypochlorite bleach – or our common household bleach. Assuming your stains are from chlorine bleach, this is what you can try. If your sheets and pillow cases are patterned in a colour try rinsing them thoroughly and then soak for 30 minutes or longer in a solution made of 1 teaspoon of sodium thiosulphate (from a drug store) to each quart of warm water. Then rinse thoroughly. If the fabric is colour resistant, or if the stain persists, make the sodium sulphate's solution as hot as is safe for the fabric.

If your sheets and pillow cases are white or colour-fast begin by again, thoroughly rinsing with water. After this use a colour remover, following the directions given on the package for removing stains, and that should do the trick.

For the record: yellow stains caused by chlorine bleach on wool or silk cannot be removed.

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