Tar/Asphalt

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Shout® Advanced Stain-Lifting Foam

Solve Tar/Asphalt Stains At Home with Shout® Advanced Stain-Lifting Foam

Shout® Advanced Stain-Lifting Foam is the best product for this type of stain, but our other products will work as your next-best option.

  • Step 1. First, remove any excess. Place your garment face-down on a clean absorbent material, such as a white paper towel.
  • Step 2. Sponge the backside of your garment with turpentine or paint thinner, replacing the paper towel frequently. Then rinse your garment with water.
  • Step 3. Check the label. Make sure your garment is colorfast and washable and says nothing about being “dry-clean only.” If the item meets both of those requirements, you’re ready for Step 4.
  • Step 4. Pretreat the stain with Shout® Advanced Stain-Lifting Foam or one of the other recommended products. Be sure to rub it in for deep penetration.
  • Step 5. Show some patience, but not too much. You should only wait 1-5 minutes before washing your stain in the warmest water your item recommends. It would be a bad idea for your clothes to let Shout® Advanced Stain-Lifting Foam dry before the wash.
  • Step 6. If some stain remains, you may want to try dry-cleaning your item.

Shout® Pro Tip. Turpentine and paint thinner can damage some fabrics. Test on a hidden area first. Do not use acetone on dynel, acetate or spandex.

Shout® Warning. Use solvents in a well-ventilated room as fumes can cause illness. Do not use solvents near an open flame or an electrical outlet. Close container securely.

On the Go

Shout® Wipes

Solve Tar/Asphalt Stains On the Go with Shout® Wipes

Portability is what makes Shout® Wipes the best product for this type of stain.

  • Step 1. Act fast. Put an absorbent cloth or towel behind the stain.
  • Step 2. Use Shout® Wipes according to label instructions and you should be stain free.

Learn more about Shout® Wipes