Remove sweat stains from baseball hats using a laundry pretreatment product and laundering with a small load of light-colored clothing using ordinary detergent. Cold or warm water wash and air-drying prevents the hat from shrinking. Wool or felt baseball caps require hand washing and drying on a form to retain their shape.Continue Reading
While many people believe machine washing any baseball hat in the washing machine ruins the bill of the hat, this only applies to baseball caps made before 1983, according to CleanMySpace.com. Until that time, manufacturers used a cardboard form for the bill. However, since 1983, manufacturers have changed to a plastic bill form that withstands machine washing.
Wool hats require more care than those made of cotton. Wool baseball caps should be hand washed using cold water and a gentle detergent. Once the sweat stain is gone from the hat, rinse it in cold water and roll it in a towel to absorb as much water as possible. Dry the hat over a balloon, inflated to approximately the size of the head of the wearer. Drying without a form causes the wool fibers to shrink, leaving it misshapen.
Fedoras and western hats are not washable at home. Sprinkling perspiration stains with cornstarch absorbs the perspiration oils and allows them to be brushed away. If the cornstarch does not remove the stain, the hat requires professional cleaning and blocking.Learn more about Stain Removal
To get dirt stains out of clothing, use a plastic knife to remove any caked on dirt, a toothbrush to rub the stained area gently with a commercial stain treatment product (liquid dish soap will work as well), and then run the item through a regular wash cycle. Treat a dry dirt stain as soon as possible, otherwise it may become permanent.Full Answer >
To remove permanent marker stains from clothing, address the stain as soon as possible after it occurs, spread the garment over a pile of dry paper towels and apply rubbing alcohol or a stain removing product to the clothing. Always test a stain removal agent before applying it to the entire garment.Full Answer >
There are several ways to remove sweat stains and these methods involve the use of cleaning agents, such as white vinegar, ammonia, lemon juice, hydrogen peroxide, borax, baking soda, aspirin and meat tenderizer. These unconventional cleaning agents are ideal for people who are on a budget. On the other hand, they may also complement the effectiveness of commercially available stain-removing products.Full Answer >
The best way to remove mold from clothing is to brush off as much as possible before laundering and then hanging in the sun to dry, according to Barbara Dahl, University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service family economics educator. It is best to brush the clothing outside to avoid scattering mold spores in the home.Full Answer >