How to Remove Sweat Stains from Clothes

How to Remove Sweat Stains from Clothes

Expert Tips

Our expert tips will help you remove sweat stains from clothes. As a result leaving you with fresh, clean laundry.

Removing stubborn sweat and perspiration stains can be tricky. To help you we have put together a simple guide to removing these annoying stains.

Your best chance of removing stains from clothes is when they are fresh. Stains become fixed in to fabrics after washing and tumble drying.

Use a Good Laundry Detergent

A good laundry detergent will also help breakdown sweat stains from clothes. Our experts recommend biological washing powders because they contain enzymes which break down protein stains including perspiration.

Use a biological washing powder in lower wash temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius. 

Add a Concentrated Liquid Enzyme Booster

To remove a lot of perspiration stains from clothes, such as shirts or sportswear, add a concentrated liquid enzyme to your wash. This is in addition to your main detergent. Dosage is approximately 5 to 10ml per kg of dry fabrics.

The added liquid enzymes are very effective at breaking down protein stains including from sweat and perspiration. 

Soaking Textiles

Where there is a lot of stubborn perspiration stains, for example in rugby or soccer kits, you may need to pre-soak the textiles.

Add approximately 5ml of concentrated liquid enzyme booster per kg of dry fabric to warm water, approximately 30 degrees Celsius. Leave to soak for at least a couple of hours.

Recommended Products for Removing Sweat Stains

Our recommended products for removing sweat stains from clothes are:

Biological Washing Powder – Use our Seikomat Professional 15kg biological washing powder, because of it’s powerful stain removal properties in wash temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius and higher.

Concentrated Liquid Enzyme Booster – Use our Oldozym AP to help remove tough perspiration stains. Available in 1 litre bottles.