Solutions for stains
Dear Mary: My husband wears white undershirts, and no matter what brand or fabric content, they get gray blotches in the wash.
I wash my white T-shirts in the same load as his undershirts, and mine come out fine.
and location of the stains in your photo lead me to believe this is not a detergent problem. The culprit here is most likely perspiration.
If you’ve been washing these shirts in chlorine bleach in an attempt to remove the kind of stains I see in the photo, you’re only making matters worse. You have several options for how to remove these stains and avoid new ones in the future.
Before washing, combine equal parts lemon juice and water, and scrub until the stain is gone.
Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to 1 cup of water, and apply to the stain. Let it sit for 30 minutes before washing.
Add 1 tablespoon of table salt to 1 cup of water. Sponge the solution into the stain until it’s completely gone. Launder as usual.