How do I remove stains from sportswear?

If you notice that a waxy deodorant layer has accumulated on your training clothes or your armpits have turned yellow, dip an old soft-bristled toothbrush into the detergent and rub in the dirty area before washing.

In the case of stain treatment, what is left behind on the clothing is important. The Spruce has put together a step-by-step guide on how to get rid of different types of blemishes. A universal and inexpensive stain remover is also bile soap, which removes most of the stains. It is important to act as soon as possible after the stain has been formed, not to let it dry. Rinse with cold water, rub in soap, let it stand slightly depending on the strength of the stain, and then rinse again with cold water, repeating procedure if necessary.


Never use liquid soap when washing your training clothes! The fabric softener covers the fabric with a silky layer for a soft feel. This layer locks the remaining dirt, bacteria and odors into the fabric fibers. The elastic fibers of the garments, which give the fabric elongation, can also be broken by the fabric softener. So you can end up with stinky and loose-fitting sportswear.
Add half a cup of baking soda to the washing machine to remove particularly strong odors.

Repair of sportswear
Tear stitches are easily repaired by hand with a suitable thread and needle. The holes in the fabric can be repaired in the same way, but in that case the seam remains visible. Durable sports fabrics do not branch, but stretching can make the holes larger.