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 Tar/Asphalt Stains On the Go with Shout® Wipes

Portability is what makes Shout® Wipes the best product for this type of stain.

Step 1.

Act fast. Put an absorbent cloth or towel behind the stain.

Step 2.

Use Shout® Wipes according to label instructions and you should be stain free. Remember, your item is made of delicate fabric, so try not to rub the garment too hard while using this product. If you’re working up a sweat, you’re probably scrubbing too hard.

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Solve Tar/Asphalt 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.

First, remove any excess. Place your garment face-down on a clean absorbent material, such as a white paper towel.

Step 2.

Sponge the backside of your garment with turpentine or paint thinner, replacing the paper towel frequently. Then rinse your garment with water. But remember, your item is made of delicate fabric, so try not to sponge the garment 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 4.

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.

Step 6.

If some stain remains, you may want to try dry-cleaning your item.

Shout® Pro Tip. Turpentine and paint thinner can damage some fabrics. Test on a hidden area first. Do not use acetone on dynel, acetate or spandex.

Shout® Warning. Use solvents in a well-ventilated room as fumes can cause illness. Do not use solvents near an open flame or an electrical outlet. Close container securely.

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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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