How to Remove Yellow Chlorine Stains on Whites

Things You'll Need

  • Hydrogen peroxide

  • Measuring cups

  • Bowl

  • Washing machine

  • Liquid laundry soap

  • Aspirin

  • Cream of tartar

  • Small brush

  • Small bowl

White clothing and other fabrics often become stained yellow when exposed to chlorine. However, these yellow stains don't have to ruin your garments. Before you throw away any of these stained pieces, wash them out at home with a few products that can be found at your local grocery store, or in your own pantry.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Step 1

Place the stained area of the garment or fabric into a small bowl that contains 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide. Add more peroxide into the bowl if the stain is larger.

Step 2

Allow the stained area to soak in the peroxide for 30 to 45 minutes.

Step 3

Wash the garment or fabric in a washing machine that is set to a cold-water cycle. Add liquid laundry soap.

Step 4

Allow the garment to air dry. Soak the garment once again if the stain was not removed.

Aspirin and Cream of Tartar

Step 1

Pour 1 cup of warm water into a small bowl.

Step 2

Crush three aspirin with a spoon. Make sure that the aspirin is white and not covered with any coating. Pour the aspirin into the bowl.

Step 3

Add 1 tbsp. of cream of tartar to the mixture. Stir the ingredients until a paste forms.

Step 4

Place the paste directly onto the stained area and work it into the fabric with a small brush. Allow the mixture to sit on the fabric for 30 minutes.

Step 5

Rinse the aspirin paste from the fabric with warm water. Scrub more aspirin paste into the fabric and rinse it once again if the stain is not completely removed.