Stain Solutions

See how to remove stains with advice from Shout

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Solve Chewing Gum Stains On the Go

We’ll admit it. Shout® products aren’t always the answer, but when they aren’t, we’ll always tell you what is.

Step 1.

Cool it. Chill the fabric with an ice cube to harden the gum.

Step 2.

Then peel off any excess gum, or scrape it off with the edge of a teaspoon or credit card. Remember, your item is made of delicate fabric, so try not to scrape the garment too hard. If you’re working up a sweat, you’re probably doing it too hard.

Step 3.

If any gum residue remains, dry-clean the garment.

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Solve Chewing Gum Stains At Home with Shout® Advanced Stain-Lifting Foam

Shout® Advanced Stain-Lifting Foam is the best product for this type of stain, but our other products will work as your next-best option.

Dry-Clean Only Steps

Step 1.

Cool it. Chill the fabric with an ice cube to harden the gum.

Step 2.

Then peel off any excess gum, or scrape it off with the edge of a teaspoon or credit card. Your item is made of delicate fabric, so try not to scrape too hard.

Step 3.

If any gum residue remains, dry-clean the garment.

Colorfast Washable Steps

Step 1.

Pre-treat the stain with Shout® Advanced Stain-Lifting Foam, or one of the other recommended products. Be sure to rub it in for deep penetration. But remember, your item is made of delicate fabric, so try not to rub the garment too hard while using this product.

Step 2.

Show some patience. A dry stain means waiting 1-5 minutes, but a set-in stain means you’ll want to let the product set overnight or longer before washing. In either case, always launder in the warmest water your item recommends.

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Featured solution
For sunscreen – First, create a paste with powdered laundry detergent and water. Let set on stain for 30 minutes or longer. Then launder in the warmest water recommended on the garment’s label.
Posted by Jillian Rugani from Brookline, MA.

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