What can I do to these scrub stains? Help Me!!!!

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by BostonTerrierLover BostonTerrierLover, BSN, RN (Member)

Specializes in Adult/Ped Emergency and Trauma. Has 16 years experience.

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Susan317

Susan317

58 Posts

Most white fabrics cant be bleached these days. When bleached they turn yellow. Check the tag for no bleach symbol. And then only use color safe bleach.

ssouthernyankee

ssouthernyankee

Specializes in med/surg. Has 5 years experience. 130 Posts

I keep a spray bottle of Greased Lightning in my laundry room. If not for it I would constantly be buying my kiddos new white shirts

tothepointeLVN

tothepointeLVN, LVN

Specializes in Hospice / Ambulatory Clinic. Has 3 years experience. 2,246 Posts

Soak in an oxygen bleach then wash with regular chlorine bleach. That should do the trick. This is what I use for blood stains too or any type of protein stain. The OxiClean gets the actual stain out and then chlorine bleach gets that yellow ring thats left behind. If you can find it where your at and warning this is pricey but the european laundry soaps like Persil are amazing.

I'm in love with those Tide Stain Release tabs ( They look like those dishwasher tabs) I toss one into every load.

Now I think they have ones that have the stain release, softner and detergent in one which I am going to have to look into trying.

s.d.RN

s.d.RN

7 Posts

Hairspray gets ink out wonderfully! I had a black pen explode all over my khaki scrubs. Spray it on, wash it, repeat if necessary. I also used alcohol pads, just place a rag under the stain and soak it with the alcohol. Makes it bleed through to the rag. :) :D

tothepointeLVN

tothepointeLVN, LVN

Specializes in Hospice / Ambulatory Clinic. Has 3 years experience. 2,246 Posts

Oh I forgot this tip when trying to get a stain out don't rub. Pat. Pat from the outside with a paper towel on the other side. The idea is to push the stain through the fabric or at the very least through the visible side. If its just a surface stain then pat from the backside.

DixieRedHead

DixieRedHead, ASN, RN

Specializes in ED/ICU/TELEMETRY/LTC. Has 20 years experience. 638 Posts

Wash only white scrubs with white scrubs. Hot water, detergent, and use one-two packs of Rit White-Wash. Your scrubs will be white and will never turn yellow. You can get it at Walmart.

iluvhrts

iluvhrts

56 Posts

I didn't read other posts, forgive if this is a duplicate. I just saw at grocery store, in the bleach section, right above the bleach, a clorox bleach pen. It was a "new" version of the old bleach pen. Maybe that would work and you wouldn't have to worry about bleaching your "Name,RN". Good Luck. I also have used just regular dawn liquid dish soap rubbed into stain. It works great for grease stains too.

lavender59

lavender59

186 Posts

I suggest to use Folex instant carpet stain remover. It can be used for white clothing as well.

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions. 4 Articles; 7,907 Posts

Toothpaste.

Seriously, get some standard toothpaste (like Crest) and rub it well into the stain. Let sit at least for a few minutes--longer is better--then wash as usual. It works miracles on a lot of stains, even old ones.

It's also good for cleaning tarnish off of silver and jewelry--use a generous amount with an old toothbrush to scrub the tarnish away.

desireepeach

desireepeach

31 Posts

blot the stain with alcohol. pour the laundry soap dirrectly on it and rub. wash and keep repeating the alcohol and soap. use hot water

BostonTerrierLover, BSN, RN

Specializes in Adult/Ped Emergency and Trauma. Has 16 years experience. 2 Articles; 908 Posts

Oh I agree Meriwhen,

I have passed the toothpaste/jewelry thing on all through school for tarnishing/dirty jewelry! My mom always did that while I was growing up. It makes it look like new!

Again, Thanks Guys for ALL your Awesome Input!

SCnurse2010

SCnurse2010

112 Posts

Rit White-Wash.

Does it matter what material the scrubs are made of? I just recently went to white tops; some are poly, some are all cotton, etc. I would love if it were as simple as adding a solution to keep them white!