How to Remove Stains From Your Shirt

18 Apr 2019

There’s no worse feeling than your favorite shirt or piece of clothing getting ruined by a stain. You wash and scrub but that stubborn stain just does not seem to want to come out. Here at Heirloom Clothing, we know that your clothes are an investment and should be long-lasting. This is why we make our essential layering shirts with a durable fabric that keeps its shape wash after wash. Here are a few tips on how to get common stains out of your favorite layering shirts.

Grease/Oil Stains

Grease and oil are some of the hardest stains to get out of clothes and are tricky because sometimes you don’t notice them until the grease has settled in the fabric. If you have a grease/oil stain on one of your cap sleeve shirts, rinse the stain immediately with cold water and then rub the stain with dishwasher detergent. The dishwasher detergent has the ability to break down grease, which is going to help release the stain from the fabric. Rinse and apply more dishwasher detergent if needed. Then, grab an enzymatic laundry detergent (the enzymes will be able to break down oils and proteins) and rub this into the stain. Leave for 10 minutes, and then wash it as normal but on the hottest setting.


If you enjoy wearing your layering shirts to the gym, you might have a few sweat stains to take care of. Sweat stains cause that yellow discoloration in your shirts, especially in the armpit area. To remove sweat stains, wash your shirt with hot water and detergent. If you still see discoloration, try soaking your shirt in warm water and then apply a dusting of salt and let it sit for a few hours. If this doesn’t do the trick, you can also try a non-chlorine bleach on whites.


Every woman has experienced getting a little makeup on her collar or somewhere on her clothes. Makeup can get really messy and is also difficult to get out of clothes, especially thick foundations and colored lipsticks. For lipstick, dab the stain with rubbing alcohol until it is gone, then wash as normal. For liquid foundations/concealers and self-tanner stains, you can try rubbing alcohol, oil-free makeup remover, or baby wipes for when you caught the stain right away. If not, try soaking your shirt in warm water and add oxygenated bleach for a few hours, then wash as normal.

Tomato-Based Foods

Is there anything worse than getting spaghetti sauce on your white cap sleeve shirt? Well, probably, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not annoying! Tomato-based food stains are especially difficult to get out of clothes because they are usually made with oil. The best bet for fighting oily tomato stains is to use a good dishwashing soap that can fight grease. Rub the dishwasher liquid in with your fingers and rinse and repeat until the oil is broken down and then wash as you normally would.

Don’t let pesky stains keep you from wearing your favorite clothes! Even the toughest of stains can be removed, it just requires a little more time and using the right products. For more clothing tips and to browse our selection of quality layering shirts, visit today!

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