Monday, April 19, 2010

White cotton tees...

photo credit... amazon

I love plain white t-shirts. I seem to buy about half a dozen of them every year...I have to, because they are stain magnets. Why...WHY can't they stay white? Why do they attract stains that are impossible to remove?

Anybody have a favorite stain remedy they care to share. Nothing I've tried has worked on plain white cotton t-shirts.


  1. I'm with you. I have hard water too and that seems to magnify the stains and there is no getting them white again. I buy many too.

  2. me, too. white tanks, and white long-sleeved is what I live in. They're hard to find,too. The ones that are just right. When I find one I like, I should always but five instead of two.

  3. We have well water so it's useless to have anything white! I do love to drink well water, but I hate what it does to the laundry and bathtubs! V.

  4. I don't know about t-shirts, but I always soak the linens, and goods that I thrift in a bucket of the hottest water my tap will put out and a scoop of oxyclean. It really does wonders. Maybe presoak your t's in that would work?

  5. I love the look of white Ts, but--like V--I have a well and I avoid buying white. Besides, I'm too messy to get by with white for long. C

  6. In Australia, we have Napisan or Sard Wonder Soaker powder for soaking cloth nappies.
    These products will take a red wine stain from a white T-shirt or pants if left to soak for a couple of days - I can attest to that. My kids are 16 and 19 years old but I still always have it on hand. For even worse stains on whites, try full bleach (we have White King).
    If they get beyond redemption, tie dye them another colour for an extra seasons wear.

    Cheers - Joolz

  7. Thanks, everyone! At least I know I'm not alone. And I will definetly try your suggestions!


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