Stain Solutions

See how to remove stains with advice from Shout

See all we’ve learned by using the Shout® Stain Solver or exploring Shout® Tips & Tricks.

Solve Crayons and Candle Wax 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. Harden the wax with an ice cube.

Step 2.

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

Step 3.

Place the stained portion of your garment between layers of paper towel or clean, absorbent clothes and press with a warm iron.

Step 4.

Replace towels or cloths frequently to absorb more wax.

Step 5.

If the stain remains, dry-clean your item if the garment label recommends, “dry-clean only.” If not, learn how you can solve this stain at home.

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Solve Crayon/Candle Wax 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.

Step 1.

Cool it. Harden the wax with an ice cube.

Step 2.

Scrape off the excess with the edge of a teaspoon or credit card. But remember, your item is made of delicate fabric, so try not to scrape too hard.

Step 3.

Check the label. Make sure your garment is colorfast and washable and says nothing about being “dry-clean only.” If the item meets both of those requirements, you’re ready for Step 2.

Step 4.

Pretreat the stain with Shout® Advanced Stain-Lifting Foam or one of the other recommended products. Be sure to rub it in for deep penetration.

Step 5.

Show some patience, but not too much. You should only wait 1-5 minutes before washing your stain in the warmest water your item recommends. It would be a bad idea for your clothes to let Shout® Advanced Stain-Lifting Foam dry before the wash.

Shout® Warning. If you’re using Shout® Advanced Ultra Gel Brush on bright, khaki, or fluorescent colored clothes, do not let the product sit for longer than a few minutes.

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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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