Sunscreen Stain Removal
Q: How can I remove sunscreen stains from shirts?
A: For sunscreen stains, it’s best to treat the greasy portion first, so don’t apply any water to the shirt. Instead, blot up any excess with a paper towel or cloth, and try not to rub hard to avoid pushing it further into the fabric. Next, pre-treat using a good liquid laundry or dishwashing detergent–rub it into the stain and wait 5-10 minutes.
Now, for white items:
- Wash immediately in hottest water recommended on the care label with detergent and ¾ cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach.
- Air dry and inspect the item. If any stain remains, repeat the steps before tumble drying the item.
Or, for colored items:
- Apply Liquid Clorox 2® Stain Fighter & Color Booster, rub it into the stain and wait 3-5 minutes. Wash in the warmest water recommended using detergent and more Clorox 2®.
- Air dry and then inspect the item. If any stain remains, repeat the steps before tumble drying the item.
Readers – how do you remove sunscreen stains from your clothing?