Remove White Deodorant Marks From Clothing. TV’s Graham Haley shows you how to brush away ugly white deodorant marks off your favorite shirt, top or blouse!
One of the most frustrating clothing mishaps is finding white deodorant marks on your favorite outfit. But don’t worry, with a few simple tips from Haley’s Hints, you can easily remove those unsightly marks and restore your clothes to their former glory. In addition to the super easy “panty-hose” hint in the above video here is another great idea for keeping your clothing deodorant mark free. Here’s how:
1. The first step is to gently brush off any excess deodorant from the fabric. Use a clean, dry cloth or a soft-bristled brush and lightly swipe it over the affected area. Be careful not to rub it into the fabric as it may spread the stain.
2. Once you’ve removed the loose deodorant, sprinkle some talcum powder or cornstarch directly onto the white marks. These powders work by absorbing the oils and moisture from the deodorant, making it easier to remove.
3. Leave the powder on the fabric for at least 10 minutes to give it enough time to absorb the deodorant residue. In the meantime, you can work on other tasks or prepare yourself for the next step.
4. After the waiting period, take a clean, dry cloth and gently brush away the powder. You’ll notice that most of the deodorant marks will be gone at this point. However, if there are still traces left, proceed to the next step.
5. Dampen a clean cloth with some white vinegar or rubbing alcohol. Gently dab the cloth onto the remaining marks, avoiding excessive rubbing. The vinegar or rubbing alcohol will help dissolve and further lift the deodorant residue.
6. As a precaution, it’s always a good idea to spot test the vinegar or rubbing alcohol on an inconspicuous area of the fabric before applying it to the entire stain. This will help you ensure that it doesn’t cause any discoloration or damage to the garment.
7. After applying the vinegar or rubbing alcohol, rinse the fabric with cold water to remove any residue. Check the area to see if the deodorant marks have completely disappeared. If they’re still visible, repeat the process until they’re gone.
8. Finally, launder the garment as you normally would. Make sure to read the care label instructions and use the appropriate settings for the fabric. Once washed, inspect the clothing again to ensure the stains have been completely removed.
With these simple steps from Haley’s Hints, you can easily remove white deodorant marks from your clothing and keep your favorite outfits looking as good as new.