What is the Best Remedy for Removing Stains from Jerseys?
I apologize that this is probably in the wrong forum, but I just won a jersey on Ebay that the seller mentioned has a few small stains on one of the numbers on the back of the jersey and they mentioned that they haven't tried getting them out, but some stain remover should do the trick. Is there a certain stain remover/remedy that you swear by that should be an almost sure-fire guarantee for getting the stains out?
I've had some mold/mildew stains on a Bruins jersey I bought off Ebay. Soak it overnight in some Oxy Clean, hang it up and let it dry completely, then wash it once its dry. Worked for me, hopefully it works for you too.
I used some oxyclean to get some staining out of the white areas of the crest on one of my jerseys, carefully. Made up a solution (as suggested on the package) and spot treated the areas. Let it sit for a bit, then machine washed inside out with normal detergent.
Note: I've got no idea how it could affect the coloured areas of the crest and whole jersey. So be careful with the oxyclean, strong stuff.
I've read of people using those Tide stain removers too.
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The oxyclean stuff works great. I used the cheap generic stuff you find at Family Dollar or Everything for a $ stores. In about a gallon of water I mixed in about 2-3 cups of the stuff, soaking the entire jersey in it over night. I have also made a Paste using a scoopful of the powder and just enough water to make it about the same consistancy as toothpaste, spreading that on as a spot treat, letting site over night before adding to a small (low water) wash with another 2-3 scoops of the generic oxyclean. Works great and does not affect colors on sublimated or authentic NHL jerseys.