Cleaning Exterior Paint with Stain Solver

Cleaning Exterior Paint with Stain Solver

You can use Stain Solver to clean any painted exterior surface.

However, realize five percent of the sun’s ultraviolet rays contain ACTIVE PHOTONS that break down the paint resin and pigments.

Stain Solver can and will REMOVE these sun-damaged resins and pigments.

You want to remove these if you’re re-painting so the new paint BONDS BETTER to the old paint.

You probably don’t want it to happen if you’re just wanting to clean your painted surfaces.

TEST the solution on a part of the surface that gets the HARSHEST exposure to the sun to see what happens.

Cleaning Wool or Silk with Stain Solver

Cleaning Wool or Silk with Stain Solver

DO NOT CLEAN natural wool or silk with Stain Solver. It can change the color.

IMPORTANT TIP: We’ve had success cleaning wool or silk that’s been dyed with common inorganic chemical dyes that appear to be color-fast.

Always TEST on a small area if unsure.

We recommend you use Woolite to ensure you don’t damage your wool or silk if you’re in doubt.

CLICK HERE to have Woolite delivered to your door step.

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Cleaning Redwood with Stain Solver

Cleaning Redwood with Stain Solver

DO NOT USE Stain Solver to clean redwood decking, siding, planter boxes, etc.

The Stain Solver solution can oxidize and darken redwood.

The California Redwood Association recommends you use oxalic acid to clean redwood.

CLICK HERE to order it.

Oxallic Acid Wood Bleach container

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Stain Solver Ingredients

Stain Solver Ingredients

Stain Solver contains just three things:

  • Active Ingredient: peroxyhydrated carbonate of soda
  • Cleaning Booster: dense soda ash
  • Happiness Generator: formulated with love to clean and save your stuff!


Stain Solver: Your everyday everything cleaner!

Stain Solver Return Policy

Returns are allowed on items received in whole, good condition.

Stain Solver Return Policy:

If you begin to use Stain Solver and experience problems with its performance, STOP working and call us.

513-407-8727, M-F 9:00am – 2:00pm EST

Performance problems are almost always traced to mixing and application mistakes, not defective product.

If you have purchased multiple bottles of Stain Solver, you must STOP using the product immediately if you have problems. It is unreasonable for you to ask for a refund if you consume all of the product. Call 513-407-8727, M-F 9:00am – 2:00pm EST.

Q. How long do I have to return Stain Solver?
A. All returns must be made within 30 days of purchase.

Q. Where should I ship my return?
A. Please use the following address:

Stain Solver Corporation
100 Swain Rd.
Meredith, NH 03253

Q. What information should I include with my return?
A. Please include your name, current address, invoice number and/or date purchased, and the name and address at the time of purchase, if different then the current address.

Q. Is there a Restocking Charge?
A. Yes, there is a 25%  Restocking Charge on any Stain Solver order returned.

Payment for returned goods cover the cost of the items only. You must pay for the return shipping costs.

Stain Solver Use Instructions

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  • Pour Stain Solver powder into warm or hot tap water
  • Stir until completely dissolved – can take up to two minutes of constant stirring
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Blood / grass stains tip – After mixing per above, add ice to cool solution before soaking stained fabrics


Water Stain Solver Powder
128 ounces (1 gallon) 1 cup (8 oz)
64 ounces (1/2 gallon) 1/2 cup (4 oz)
32 ounces (1 quart) 1/4 cup (2 oz or 4 tablespoons)
8 ounces (1 cup) 1 tablespoon
4 ounces (1/2 cup) 1 and 1/2 teaspoons

Watch this video to see how to mix Stain Solver. You can soak many things in a solution like this:

Product label references:

If you have a container of Stain Solver in front of you, it comes with a scoop.

  • Small SCOOP = 1 OZ. (1/8 Cup) for 2.2-pound, 4.5 and 9.2 pound sizes
  • Large SCOOP = 4 OZ. (1/2 Cup) 50-pound size



Stain Solver ingredients:

  • peroxihydrated carbonate of soda – Certified Organic
  • all-natural dense soda ash


For longest shelf life, store in a cool, dry location. You can put it in freezer bags and freeze it for indefinite storage. Mark the bags!

Test If Uncertain:

When using Stain Solver, ALWAYS test it on a small area of what’s being cleaned. Stain Solver will remove sun-damaged and oxidized deck and siding sealers. Stain Solver can remove sun-damaged and oxidized paint on exterior surfaces. Click here to read more on Cleaning Stained Wood with Stain Solver.


  • natural wool or silk
  • leather
  • dry-clean-only fabrics
  • redwood siding or decking
  • aluminum cookware
  • sterling silver

Stain Solver can remove some natural dyes made with fruits, vegetables and plants.

Rust & Hard Water:

Stain Solver does not remove rust and hard water stains.

Use oxalic acid to remove rust stains. Use white vinegar to remove hard water stains.



FOR EYE CONTACT: Flush open eye with water for 15 minutes, and call your physician immediately.

IF SWALLOWED: Drink a glass of water and seek immediate medical attention. Do not vomit.

SKIN IRRITATION: Rinse skin thoroughly with water.


Never store solution in a tightly sealed container as the product produces oxygen gas once mixed with water, and the sealed container may explode. NEVER mix the product with chlorine bleach or ANY other chemical.

Use Stain Solver as a regular laundry booster. Add 1/2 cup to a load using the soak cycle of the machine. Allow to soak for at least 30 minutes to remove hard stains and odors. Agitation during the soak cycle enhances the stain and odor-removing properties of Stain Solver.


Mix 4 OZ of Stain Solver with one gallon of water. Wipe away any excess stain. Mix solution in a bucket. Completely submerge garment in solution in the bucket. Let soak 1 – 6 hours. Repeat if necessary.


Use 4 OZ of Stain Solver per one load of laundry. Use soak cycle with warmest water water recommended by garment label. Scoop Stain Solver into washer. Add clothes. Run cycle. Repeat if necessary.


Mix 4 OZ of Stain Solver with one gallon of water. Mix and liberally apply solution to grout. Soak for 15 minutes. Scrub surface with brush and rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.


Mix 4 OZ of Stain Solver with one gallon of water. Soak item in solution by either submerging, filling or applying to surface. Let soak up to 6 hours. Scrub and rinse item. Repeat if necessary.


Mix 1 OZ  with 4 cups of water. Wipe up the extra stain. Mix and pour the solution onto the stain. Gently rub the solution into the stain. Keep wet up to 1 hour. Soak up extra moisture with a towel. Repeat if necessary. Vacuum spot when dry.

Note: Some wool and naturally dyed materials can be damaged. Test in an inconspicuous area first.


Mix 8 OZ of Stain Solver with one gallon of warm or hot water. Mix making sure all the powder is dissolved. Apply the solution to a dry surface. Keep the surfaces very wet and soaking for 15 minutes minimum. Longer dwell times up to several hours making sure the solution NEVER evaporates, may be necessary for difficult stains. Scrub the surface with a stiff brush and rinse thoroughly. Tough stains may require numerous repeated efforts.

Note: Stain Solver can darken some redwood decks. Test in an inconspicuous area first.