How Do You Remove Yellow Sun Lotion Stains From Clothes?

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How Do You Remove Yellow Sun Lotion Stains From Clothes?
Suntan lotion protects your skin from burns. (spf lotion image by Leticia Wilson from Fotolia.com)

Suntan lotion, if applied appropriately, helps you get a tan without getting a sunburn. When suntan lotion gets on your clothes, it can produce a yellow stain. Sun lotion creates an oil-based stain that discolours clothing and attracts dirt. Use supplies from home or the grocery store to remove sun lotion stains from clothing and return them to their prestained state.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Heavy duty powdered washing powder
  • Bowl
  • Old toothbrush

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Mix heavy duty powdered washing powder and water in a bowl to create a thin paste.

  2. 2

    Apply the paste to the yellow suntan lotion stain on your clothing using an old toothbrush.

    How Do You Remove Yellow Sun Lotion Stains From Clothes?
    Old toothbrushes make handy scrubbers. (toothbrush image by Christopher Hall from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Scrub the paste into the yellow stain, working it into the fibres. Allow the paste to sit on the stain for five minutes.

    How Do You Remove Yellow Sun Lotion Stains From Clothes?
    Stain removers often need time to work. (kitchen timer image by Inger Anne Hulbækdal from Fotolia.com)
  4. 4

    Rinse the detergent paste from the stained area and look to see if any sun lotion stain remains on the clothing. Repeat step 3 for any remaining stain.

  5. 5

    Wash your clothing using the hottest water possible, according to the care label on the fabric. Use a heavy duty washing powder to combat any last traces of stain.

Tips and warnings

  • Allow clothing to dry in the sun and fresh air when possible. Not only does the sun help bleach out stains, the fresh air makes clothing smell great.
  • Be careful using bleach on oil-based stains as the bleach can magnify the stain if it doesn't remove it.

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