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How do I remove tar stains from clothes?

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Question: How do I remove tar stains from clothes?
Here's how to remove road tar stains from clothes:
Answer: Start by treating the oily/waxy component of the stain with a pre-treater like Shout, Resolve or any stain remover. Then rub with heavy-duty liquid detergent or a paste made of powdered detergent and water. Scrub stain lightly and rinse in hot water. Next, wash in the hottest water suitable for the fabric using detergent and an all-fabric bleach to remove the dye in the stain.

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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