How to Remove Deodorant Stains

By: Editors of Consumer Guide

Washable Fabrics

Follow these steps to remove deodorant stains from washable fabrics such as Acrylic Fabric, Modacrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester and Spandex:

  • Most deodorant stains can be removed by pretreating (the method of applying a stain-removing agent directly to the stained area before laundering) with a liquid detergent or prespotter.
  • Launder as usual.

If the stain doesn't seem to be loosening with the pretreatment:


  • Rinse out the detergent.
  • Flush with white vinegar.
  • Rinse in clear water.

If the stain remains:

  • Flush the area with denatured alcohol.
  • Rinse with clear water.
  • Dry or launder as usual.