How to Remove Yellow Stains on White Satin

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Satin is a fabric used often for its luxurious appearance. White satin is commonly used for bridal gowns, evening dresses, nightgowns and lingerie. Unfortunately white satin is easily stained. Yellow stains on white satin are common because they may be caused by several factors, including perspiration, deodorant, soft drinks, alcohol, bleach, body oils or cosmetics. Try several methods to remove stains from white satin garments.

Things You'll Need

  • Warm water
  • Fabric detergent
  • 3 or 6 percent hydrogen peroxide
  • Cream of tartar
  • Crushed aspirin tablets

Read the care label on your garment to determine whether you must dry clean or wash it and what methods you can use to wash the garment at home.

Take dry-clean only garments to your local dry cleaner and show her the stain for removal. You may also take your washable garment to your local dry cleaner if you cannot remove the stain at home.

Wet the stained area of the garment and treat with gentle fabric detergent. Do not use chlorine bleach. Let the garment sit for at least 30 minutes. Rinse the fabric thoroughly.

Dilute 3 or 6 percent hydrogen peroxide with an equal part of warm water. Apply it to the stain, and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse the fabric thoroughly.

Make a paste of 1 tbsp. cream of tartar, 3 crushed aspirins and warm water. Apply to the stain, and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse the fabric thoroughly.

Tips & Warnings

  • Hydrogen peroxide is available at your local grocery store or pharmacy at 3 or 6 percent concentrations. Either concentration is suitable for stain treatment.

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