Beating Sweat: How to Remove Sweat Stains from Clothing

Beating Sweat: How to Remove Sweat Stains from Clothing

It's always difficult to know what to wear to the gym, as you want to be comfortable, don't want to look ridiculous, but don't want to risk ruining the clothes you love with unsightly sweat stains. Over time, these stains can become darker in colour, and you may think that your gym clothes are ready for the bin, but with the help of Vanish, you'll be able to take some of the worry out of choosing what to wear. This guide will show you how to remove sweat stains and what you can do to prevent them.

Sweat Stains on Whites

White clothing tends to show stains more than any other colour. To remove sweat stains, soak the garment in water with some Vanish Gold Oxi Action Crystal White Powder for a maximum of six hours, depending on how tough the stain is. Once it has been soaked thoroughly, give it a normal wash with one lid of Vanish and the stain should be gone.  

Always avoid using bleach to remove sweat stains from your white tees and singlets, as the chemicals in the bleach only make perspiration stains darker and a lot tougher to remove.

Sweat Stains on Colours

Similar to removing stains on your whites, you should start by soaking your garment and then put it through the wash. Allow your garment to soak in water with Vanish Napisan Antibacterial Oxi Action Powder for a maximum of two hours. Afterwards, give it a normal wash with one lid of Vanish Napisan Antibacterial Oxi Action, and your stains and odours will be on their way out.

How to Prevent Stains

If you are fed up of sweat patches, there is a way you can help prevent them. To do this, apply your deodorant in a thin layer and allow it to dry for at least 30 seconds before you put on your shirt or top.

Also, ensure you dress for the occasion. Sweat is caused when your body is overheating, and this is due to wearing too thick or heavy clothing for your work-out. Remember that regardless of the weather outside, it won't take long for you to heat up as you begin to exercise. This can be made much worse if you are dehydrated, so remember to drink lots of water.

There you have an easy guide to beating sweat stains. Now you know how to prevent and remove them from your whites and colours, so you can enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Note: You should always follow washing instructions on the garment or fabric care label