Q: I have several white T-shirts with colorful images on them. Even though I use antiperspirant, the underarms of the shirts are getting stained. How can I remove the stains?
A: Those stains are often a combination of perspiration and a buildup of aluminum or zinc salts from deodorant, and they can be difficult or impossible to remove. A product called Deo-Go claims to take them out, but it gets mixed reviews on Amazon. You can order it online there or at www.getdeogo.com.
It’s probably a better idea to focus on preventing underarm stains. Janis Stone, a retired textiles and clothing specialist at Iowa State University, recommends rubbing a little liquid laundry detergent into the underarms of your shirts before you launder them in warm water, or soaking in a pre-soak product and warm water for 15 to 30 minutes before washing.
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Native plant sale this weekend
The FloraKansas native plant sale continues Saturday and Sunday at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
In bloom at Botanica
Crape myrtles, including the Blush variety of the Black Diamond series of black-leafed crape myrtles (botanical name: Lagerstroemia indica Ebony Glow), in the parking lot.