Stain Guide

Use our interactive stain guide to learn how to treat your toughest stains.

Not sure how to get rid of a tough stain? The Purex Interactive Stain Guide is here to help! Just select a stain type, what caused the stain, what fabric you need to treat and then click "get Results." It's that simple!

 

 

    

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Tar

How To Remove Tar Stains From Cotton

Always follow garment label instructions when pretreating and laundering your clothes. For colored garments, test an inside seam for colorfastness. If the garment is washable, follow the instructions below.

Treat tar stains as quickly as possible. Use a dull knife to scrape excess tar from the fabric. Place the stain face down on clean paper towels. Sponge with dry-cleaning fluid (or WD-40 Lubricant). Replace towels frequently for better absorption. Pretreat with Zout® stain remover. Then launder with Purex® detergent in the warmest water recommended for the garment.

 
 

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