How to Remove Sweat Stains From a Ball Cap

Remove Sweat Stains From a Ball Cap
Remove Sweat Stains From a Ball Cap

There are people who have a favorite ball cap that they like to wear all the time. However, wearing a cap for any length of time can cause it to get dirty with sweat stains. These stains can be hard to get out, but there are ways to have a clean cap once again, simply and quickly. All you need are some household items you've probably already got and a little elbow grease.

Things You'll Need

  • Cloth
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • Small bowl

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Step 1

Wet a clean cloth with water. The cloth needs to be wet enough to wet the cap but not soaking wet.

Step 2

Dab the cap with a wet cloth to moisten the areas that are dirty with sweat stains.

Step 3

Add a small amount of the shampoo to the dampened areas. It doesn't matter which brand of shampoo you use.

Step 4

Use an old toothbrush to scrub at the sweat stains. Soak the stains for 20 minutes to try to break up the dirt.

Step 5

Rinse the shampoo off the cap with clean water. Wash the cap in your washing machine. Put it on a coffee can or a pot close to the same size as the cap to dry so it keeps its shape.

Step 6

Put ½ cup of baking powder in a bowl.

Step 7

Add enough water to the baking powder to form a paste.

Step 8

Apply the baking powder paste to the sweat stain areas. Pour the vinegar on the paste.

Step 9

Scrub the vinegar and paste into the stained area. Rinse the paste off with running water.

Step 10

Wash the ball cap in the washing machine.

Tip

  • Throw the toothbrush away or put up where it won't get used for teeth by mistake.

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