Asked on May 2, 2017

How to whiten the white collars or white neckline of tops?

Gursharan kaurDebigrayCJ


9 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 2, 2017

    Try using Oxi-clean
  • Janey B.
    on May 2, 2017

    Brush it with bleach, let sit for a while and wash. I use an old toothbrush.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 2, 2017

    Bleach will make the stains worse.
  • Amy Pearson
    on May 2, 2017

    Vinegar can help with perspiration stains, but I bought some cleaner at the dollar store called Awesome (it is yellow in color and comes in a spray bottle) and I think it does a great job as a pretreatment for collars and then launder the shirt as usual.
  • Angela
    on May 2, 2017

    Don't laugh, but I use Dishwasher liquid. I rub it on and let it sit for a couple minute, rinse it out and wash it right away. It comes out perfectly white.
  • Donna Hemmerling
    on May 2, 2017

    Dishwasher soap also removes formula stains on baby's clothes

  • CJ
    on May 3, 2017

    Someone here on Home Talk, I believe, posted a recipe for a stain remover that has worked very well for me. The recipe is simple to make and can be stored for a few days in a small glass jar.
    The recipe I use is:
    1 part Dawn dish soap, (that's the liquid for washing dishes by hand and the original blue was recommended.)
    2 parts peroxide. Mixed well then add:
    1-2 parts (heaping) baking soda to make it a ltitle thicker but still can be poured.
    I think the post I read used tablespoons for her measurements but that made too large of a batch for my typical use so I use a plastic spoon, the eating utensile kind.

    I keep a spoon in a box of store brand baking soda in my laundry room, (this spoon is only used to scoop the baking soda) along with small bottles of Dawn and peroxide plus another plastic spoon to measure the liquids and stir the mixture. I also use the wet spoon to rub the mixture into the stained fabric. When done, I dry the spoon with the clothing I'm washing and return it to the cabinet with the ingredients.
    Store extra mixture in a small glass jar with a tight lid and it will keep for a few days but will loose it's potency over time.

    This stain treatment worked very well when my son worked in a deli department where he always came home with grease (from the fryer,) food stains and those neckline stains on his white shirts and slacks. He is able to wear those same clothes to his new job that doesn't have anything to do with food services.

    The blue Dawn, by itself, works well on grease stains, too.

  • Debigray
    on May 3, 2017

    I use the recipe above, works great!
  • Gursharan kaur
    on May 4, 2017

    Thank you to all who gave me the suggestions. I'll definitely try them out.
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