How to Remove Yellow Smoke Stains From Clothes

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Things You'll Need

  • Absorbent white cloth

  • White paper towel

  • Water

  • 1/2 teaspoon of enzyme presoak

  • 1/2 teaspoon of laundry detergent with enzymes

  • Isopropyl or denatured alcohol

  • 5 drops of distilled white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon of mild liquid detergent

  • Denture cleaning tablets

  • Sodium perborate

  • Washing soda

Smoking or being around someone who smokes damages your health. It can also stain your clothing. Yellow stains from nicotine can form on fabric. Even clothing hanging in closets can become stained from someone smoking in your house. Some stain removal products and home remedies may remove the stains, but many can damage the fabric or wear it out faster. Organizations and universities that have tested stain removal treatments recommend use of products that are effective and safe for clothing.


How to Remove Yellow Smoke Stains From Clothes

Step 1

Mix 1 teaspoon of mild liquid dish detergent and 1 cup of warm water. Moisten an absorbent white cloth with the mild detergent solution and add 5 drops of white distilled vinegar. Place the cloth on the smoke stain until it's gone. Rinse with lukewarm water and wash as usual.

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Step 2

Mix 1/2 cup of warm water with 1/2 teaspoon of a presoak or laundry detergent with enzymes. Soak an absorbent white cloth with the enzyme solution and lay it on the stain for 1/2 hour. Rinse with cool water and wash as usual.

Step 3

Wet an absorbent pad made of white paper towel with denatured or isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and place it on the tobacco stain. Wait a few minutes. Remove the pad and place a new one on the fabric. Repeat this procedure until the stain is gone.


Step 4

Dissolve denture cleaner in a container of water. Soak white clothes with yellow smoke stains in the denture cleaner for at least 8 hours. Wash as usual and line dry.

Step 5

Wash yellow cigarette stains with sodium perborate, an oxidizing chemical used in non-chlorine bleach detergent, or washing soda, which is made from a chemical known as sodium carbonate.


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