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My husband wears a 100% cotton t-shirt under this dress shirts. Over time, there appears to be a wax-like build-up in the arm-pit area of these cotton t-shirts. The discoloration and wax build-up are both visible and tactile. I'm assuming it's from deodorant gel.
The sticky aspect I am not familiar with - I suggest switching to a non-gel product to see if the build up reduces. The yellow or grey discoloration is very common and workable and can be combated using our "Pit Stain" recipe listed below:
Pretreat: Apply Stain Solution directly to the soiled areas and sprinkle All-Purpose Bleach Alternative onto the solution. Gently work this powerful cleaning paste into the fabric. For added cleaning power, pour hot water from a height onto the area. Follow by soaking the sweater in a bath of hot water and a capful of All-Purpose Bleach Alternative for roughly 30 minutes. If the stains aren’t removed after the first attempt, you may need to repeat the pretreat process.
Wash: Machine wash as normal using either the Whites Detergent or Signature Detergent and hot water.
Dry: Do not dry until all stains have been removed. Once removed, dry as normal.
For further information on how to combat set-in stains, visit our blog post below:
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Stain Solution 16 fl. oz.
Signature Detergent 32 fl. oz.
All-Purpose Bleach Alternative 32 oz.