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Mystery Yellow Stain on White Cotton Blanket

Posted by angiepangie (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 28, 13 at 21:56

I bought a nice, pretty cotton blanket second hand. The bottom. half has a yellow cast to it. I soaked in in a triple dose of White Brite for an hour, washed it, then soaked in in bleach for 10 minutes. It has faded, but is still noticeable. The blanket is on the older side so I am not sure what to do with it now. I have no idea what the stain was. Any ideas on how to get it out?


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RE: Mystery Yellow Stain on White Cotton Blanket

ok, went and looked up white brite, it is a sulfite meant to take out mineral or rust type stains. look for either enzyme stain remover (gets meat, urine, coffee, etc) or oxy based products (removes soap stains, makeup or dye type stains,
yellow from chemicals such as deodorant and perfumes)
Use separately. rinse the blanket and dry completely before commencing each treatment. If one doesn't take the stain out, the other might. best wishes

RE: Mystery Yellow Stain on White Cotton Blanket

Try Oxyclean. My cousin collects antique linens and swears by the stuff. She soaked some yellowed lace curtains in Oxy and they came out snow white. You might also try asking your local Dry Cleaner. They have cleaning methods, solvents and chemicals available that most people cannot buy.

This post was edited by jannie on Mon, Jul 8, 13 at 9:30

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