How to Get Yellow Stains Out of Pillows


During sleep we sweat and often drool which can leave yellow stains on the pillows. Some pillows have a cover that can be removed and washed, however others don’t which make the removal of the stains much more difficult. Sometimes washing the pillows does not do the trick, which is why you should try some of the following simple and efficient ways to remove the stains using common household supplies.

Step 1

If the pillow has a protective cover, remove it. If it doesn’t than apply the stain remover directly on the fabric.

Step 2

Use a detergent that targets protein-based stains such as sweat and soak a clean cloth in it.

Step 3

Rub the stain with the soaked cloth and then leave it to work for 30 minutes or more.

Step 4

Wash the protective case or the entire pillow according to the label instructions.

– most pillows should be washed in cool water on gentle cycle
– never wash a foam pillow at home, instead take it to a dry cleaner
– pillows should be dried on low heat
– in order to keep the pillow fluffy, put two clean tennis balls in the dryer

Step 5

Prepare a mixture of ½ cup of cold water and 1 cup of white, distilled vinegar. Soak a clean cloth in the mixture and rub the stain. Leave it on for 30 minutes then wash and dry according to the instructions.