How to Remove Deodorant Stains

By: Editors of Consumer Guide

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D­eodorant may be designed to stop odors, but the si­ght of it can be less than pleasant. Whether it comes from exercise or from accident, it can ruin the appe­arance of many materials.

Here's how you can get rid of those embarrassing deodorant stains.


After you identify the affected material, follow these steps to remove deodorant stains:

  • Non-washable fabrics such as Acetate, Burlap, Carpet/Synthetic, Carpet/Wool, Cotton, Fiberglass, Linen, Rayon, Silk, Triacetate and Wool
  • Washable fabrics such as Acrylic Fabric, Modacrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester and Spandex
  • Household surfaces such as Acrylic Plastic, Aluminum, Asphalt, Bamboo, Brass, Bronze, Cane, Ceramic, Glass/Tile, Chromium, Cork, Enamel, Glass, Gold, Grout, lron, Linoleum, Marble, Masonry Tile, Paint/Flat, Paint/Gloss, Plexiglas, Polyurethane, Stainless Steel, Tin, Vinyl Clothing, Vinyl Tile and Vinyl Wallcovering
  • Leather and Suede
  • Wallpaper
  • Wood