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Clothing cleaning question

how do i get the nasty dark sweat stain/smell out of the underarm of my husbands work shirts? i have washed them 3 times today and they still smell like sweat and they are still dark in color and hard..its so nasty.. i hope someone has an answer..im stuck!

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swaney06

Asked by swaney06 at 5:43 PM on Jun. 30, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • scrub the arm pit areas with baking soda, and put some into the wash, wash it in hot water
    leksismommy

    Answer by leksismommy at 5:52 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • I have a couple of enzyme sprays that work. One is specific to protein-based odours like sweat and the other is more all-purpose. If it's really that bad, I'd spray with the one first and then add some of the all-purpose one to the load as I wash it.
    Nonoluna

    Answer by Nonoluna at 6:07 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Arm &Hammer Laundry Detergent
    Sarah961

    Answer by Sarah961 at 9:46 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Spray n Wash Resolve, spray it on let it set before washing, or you can make a paste with borax powder and spray n wash
    mygirls41

    Answer by mygirls41 at 9:52 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • They have covered everything I could think of. Gently scrubbing with one of the above to help break it up a llttle before wash. I can relate, my Hubby has some really tough grease, dirt and sweat. He calls me his laundry Magician. That makes me happy!
    KellyGirl_TX

    Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 10:09 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • thanks yall are awesome!
    swaney06

    Comment by swaney06 (original poster) at 10:11 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Put detergent directly on the stains & wash in hot water
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 10:49 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • peroxide?
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 5:50 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • Ive heard people say rub meat tenderizer *with a little water* on yellow stained armpits... let it sit awhile then wash. Never tried it personally tho...
    DomsMama07

    Answer by DomsMama07 at 1:45 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • Try spraying the stains with Sol-U-Mel and let it sit for a few hours than wash with MelaPower and Mela Brite - this should do the trick.
    Dew1

    Answer by Dew1 at 11:44 AM on Jul. 4, 2011

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