How to Remove Yellow Oxiclean Stains

Oxiclean is a popular cleaning product that is used on a variety of surfaces. Oxiclean is also a washing powder. Unfortunately, Oxiclean is a bleaching agent and can leave yellow spots on clothing, upholstery and fabric. Before you toss out the item, try removing the yellow bleach spots. Yellow bleach stains can be successfully removed from white and light-coloured fabric. However, some yellow bleaching spots cannot be removed and the item may need to be replaced.

Create a solution of ½ cup of cold water with ¼ tsp of a commercial colour remover.

Submerge a clean, white cloth in the solution and wring out the excess liquid.

Blot the yellow Oxiclean stain with the cloth. Start at the edge of the stain and work toward the middle. Continue blotting until the stain is gone.

Flush the white clothing in cool water and launder the garment as you normally would.

Pour sodium thiosulfate into a sponge container.

Saturate a sponge in the sodium thiosulfate and wring out the excess.

Blot the yellow stain with the sponge. Work from the edge of the stain towards the centre. Continue blotting and reapply the sodium thiosulfate until the yellow stain is gone.

Rinse the garment in cool water. Launder as you normally would.


Sodium thiosulfate is available for purchase at local chemists and photo centres.

Things You'll Need

  • Commercial colour remover
  • Cold water
  • White cloth
  • Sodium thiosulfate
  • Sponge
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Amanda Flanigan began writing professionally in 2007. Flanigan has written for various publications, including WV Living and American Craft Council, and has published several eBooks on craft and garden-related subjects. Flanigan completed two writing courses at Pierpont Community and Technical College.