Save That Sweater!

   By drodriguez  Sep 27, 2011

Got a spot on your favorite sweater? With the help of a good pre-wash stain remover you may not have to say goodbye to your dirtied duds just yet. Our members review and share which stain removers really work to remove some of the most stubborn spots.

Shout Wipes
Though many members gush that this product wipes the stain away on the spot (no need to wait for a wash), others say it is a better pre-treat method stain remover. Either way, almost all of our reviewers agree that the wipes work wonder at removing stains. They also come in small travel size packages, perfect for on-the-go moments when you’re most likely to get a spot. Member daniwears says, “My girls are on a dance team and these are great to keep on hand! Takes lipstick out of costumes!”

Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover
Another great on-the-go stain remover, so small you can fit it in your pocket. Members reveal that this little stick is responsible for saving a lot of clothing and really works, especially if you can get to the stain sooner rather than later. Another plus - it dries in a flash. Member mw0421 comments, “I love this stuff! It gets all the really tricky stains out of everything so far, that I've used it on. I love the fact that it's so portable & dries quickly.”

OxiClean Laundry Stain Remover
This seems to be the way to go if you’ve got a really tough stain like oil or grease. Just spray and rub it in and most see no sign of spots after a wash. No need to rush for the stuff at the first sign of a spot either, members reveal that this stain remover even works on older stains. Member nichelleb1 writes, “I had a stain on one of my favorite blouses and I'd tried other stain remover products, but nothing could get the stain out completely. I tried OxiClean and it was the only product that removed the stain COMPLETELY! With four children, I'm happy to find something that will truly keep our clothes clean and stain-free!”

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bigmlittleh by bigmlittleh | Jefferson, WI
Sep 28, 2011

I've used OxiClean and I found that it makes my whites seem very dingy and did not remove the stains. I use Shout spray on stains and it works on even set in stains that have been in the was untreated for a week. I love the Tide stain stick, it is awesome at getting out stains and I keep one in the glove compartment of each vehicle and one in my purse.

Audreysmom09 by Audreysmom09 | West Valley, NY
Sep 28, 2011

I love oxiclean spray stain remover, my toddler was in the garage with her dad and got grease all over her sweater i treated it and it looks good as new!

themirolands by themirolands | CANTON, MI
Sep 28, 2011

I haven't used the tide stain remover mostly because compared to other products on the market it seems a bit pricey to me. I have tired the OxiClean Stain Remover and it does the job pretty well but my favorite is Zout! It truly is a wonder product and can get out even week old red juice stains. I recommend it to everyone that asks about laundry issues.

speakingup by speakingup | Groveport, OH
Sep 28, 2011

Te Tide stain release packets are very good for any tuff stain

lgilkey13 by lgilkey13 | Princeton, KY
Sep 27, 2011

I really like the oxi clean but sometimes for small stains I use the tide stain release in the packets both work very well!

lindsey1988 by lindsey1988 | Norfolk, NE
Sep 27, 2011

I have tried the Tide Stain Release, really like it. Only down side that I saw to it was that I could never keep the lid on! I have also noticed that Dreft stain remover works on anything! I used it on permanent marker on some khaki pants and it removed it! I haven't used anything else since!

heatherv112506 by heatherv112506 | Vero Beach, FL
Sep 27, 2011

I have tried the tide on the go stain remover. It was alright. The better thing to try if you are a die hard tide fan is the actually tide stain pre treater.. It works amazing! I had gotten permanent marker on some clothe and it took it right out,

SeeStephSay by SeeStephSay | Stratford, OK
Sep 27, 2011

How about this: My son left a crayon in one of his many pockets, and it got spots on everything. How do I get it out? Help!

CaliJulz by CaliJulz | LOMITA, CA
Sep 27, 2011

While I like the Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover as a "on the go" option, I use the OxiClean Laundry Stain Remover Max Force Gel Stick. It's under $5 for 6.2 oz and it treats ALL stains, oil base and regular...I like that I can leave it up to a week treated and everything still comes out clean :)