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How do I remove ointment stains from clothes?

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Question: How do I remove ointment stains from clothes?
Creams and ointments are meant to soothe and help us feel better. But they often leave stains on clothing and linens. Learn how to remove ointment stains from clothes.

Oil-based stains should be pretreated using a solvent-based stain removal product, like Shout or Spray 'n Wash. If you don't have a solvent-based pretreater, apply heavy-duty liquid detergent to the stain and work it in by gently rubbing.

After pretreatment, wash the garment or linens as usual in the hottest water appropriate for the fabric using the recommended amount of detergent for a regular load. Inspect the garment before drying and repeat treatment if necessary.

If the garment is dry clean only, point out and identify the stain to your professional cleaner. If you are using a home dry cleaning kit, be sure to treat the stain with the provided stain remover before putting the garment in the dryer bag.

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