Water Damage Stains on Sheets: Your Questions

Advice from Dr. Laundry
Q.

I have a white 100 % cotton sheet that has been water damaged leaving brownish spots in several places. I’m hoping bleach will remove stains such as this, but what concentration of bleach and should I soak for a length of time? The sheet is fairly new and I want it pure white, but don’t want to ruin it.

A.

You have a couple of options for bleaching the water spot.

You can do…

Give either of these a try and let me know how it turns out.