It can be a real pain if you have ever had to deal with a stain on your towel that just won’t go away. But no worries - read till the end to know some effective ways to remove stains from towels. 

No matter how high-quality your towels are, some stains are too stubborn. They might be caused by food, drinks, or even worse, cosmetics. Apart from this, sweat can also cause towels to stain. Whatever the reason, we have put together a list of tips to help you get rid of those nasty stains. 

8 Proven Tips to Remove Stains from Towels 

There are many ways to remove stains from towels, most of which are easy and safe to apply. Here are our top eight tips: 

  • First, check the towel. If the stain is minor, it might not require anything more than a quick rinse. You can try this using mild soap like liquid hand soap. 
  • You can start by blotting the stain with a cloth or paper towel. Don't rub the stain; blot it until the liquid has absorbed. Repeat this process until the stain is gone. If the stain is light, try using white vinegar as a cleaning agent. Pour one cup of white vinegar into a bowl and add enough water to make a slurry. Soak the stained towel in the solution for about five minutes, and then rinse it off thoroughly with cool water. 
  • If the staining is more severe, try using hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, or dish soap (any type will work). 
  • For white towels, you can also use a bleach solution of one part bleach to nine parts water - soak the cloth in the solution for 30 minutes - rinse well with clean water. 
  • You can also use boiling water for white towels. Boil a pot and add the stained towel. Let it sit for a few minutes, then soak the towel in the boiling water for 10-15 minutes. But a word of caution - steps 5 and 6 are only suitable for white towels. If applied to coloured towels, they will cause dyes to bleed. 
  • Dip the stained area of the towel into a bowl of lemon juice. Rinse the area thoroughly with water to clean it up and remove any residual stain-removing chemicals.
  • If you buy lightweight cotton towels, you can use a laundry detergent designed specifically for towels or mix half-liquid laundry detergent with half water and use that as a spray-on solution.

Once you have performed any of the above-mentioned methods, hang the towels to dry completely. They will be odourless and free of caked-on dirt and debris. Afterwards, air-dry the towels before storing them.

Final Words

Try these tips to make your towels look clean and tidy again. However, a pro tip is to buy lightweight cotton towels. Although less absorbent than plusher towels, they will lose stains more easily. 

Not to mention, if you have given up on your old, stained towels and want to upgrade to new ones, you can buy high-quality bathroom linen in Australia online from the Trends Alley store.