GHI LAUNDRY KNOW HOW
Horses sweat, men perspire and ladies merely glow. Here’s what to do when the glowing gets tough.
Perspiration stains can be tricky. Rinse sweaty clothes in cold water straight after use, then wash in the machine as usual. For older stains on washable fabrics, pre-treat with a stain remover, such as Vanish or Deo-go (deo-go.com). Scrub affected areas with a nailbrush, then machinewash with a biological detergent, adding an in-wash stain remover. For dry-clean-only fabrics, dab with a solution of white vinegar (15ml vinegar to 250ml warm water).
For stubborn stains, rub with a solution made up of half glycerine (found in most supermarkets) and half warm water, leave for an hour, then wash as above.
Silk and wool are tougher to treat, but with light staining, you may have some success with the glycerine mix above.