Don’t Phone a Friend for Stain Solutions, Call Clorox’s Dr. Laundry

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Access Instant Stain Relief with Clorox’s Free Summer Stain Hotline

You may not be able to keep summer messes from ending up on your shirt, but I'm here to provide a little comfort and free advice to keep your warm weather memories stain-free.

This summer, don’t sweat the stain stuff. From barbecue sauce to grass, it’s a big messy world out there. However, The Clorox Company has a solution – starting today, Dr. Laundry’s free Summer Stain Hotline (1-877-STAIN-411) is available to stain sufferers everywhere.

Dr. Laundry offers consumers advice on how to treat serious summertime stains, including BBQ sauce, sunscreen and salad dressing. Callers simply dial 1-877-STAIN-411, select their stain from a list of choices, and are guided by Dr. Laundry through the proper course of treatment.

“Summer is the perfect time to journey outdoors and mingle with family and friends, but let’s face it, stains happen,” says Dr. Laundry. "You may not be able to keep summer messes from ending up on your shirt, but I'm here to provide a little comfort and free advice to keep your warm weather memories stain-free."

Dr. Laundry’s Tip on Tackling “Oily” Summer Stains
Salads and fresh-cut veggies - all we need is a little extra flavor. Pour on the Ranch or oil and vinegar dressing, first bite, and oops, there some spotting your favorite white shirt. Don’t be tempted to rinse it; we need to deal with the oily portion first.
1.    Carefully blot away any excess with a paper towel or cloth.
2.    Pretreat with liquid dishwashing or laundry detergent; rub it in; wait 5-10 minutes, but do NOT let the product dry out before washing.
3.    Wash the item in the hottest water recommended on the care label using detergent and ¾ cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach.
4.    Inspect the item. If any stain remains, repeat the steps above prior to drying.

Stain sufferers can also visit Dr. Laundry’s online blog,, for laundry advice including instructional videos, blog posts and the opportunity to e-mail Dr. Laundry.

Too distraught over your “ruined” favorite t-shirt to dial or type? Take Clorox’s myStain™, a new free mobile app, for a spin. The myStain™ app houses step-by-step solutions to dozens of consumers’ most common stains. The myStain™ app also includes an interactive game in which people can spin a wheel of stains and life situations to get funny stain removal tips for all occasions. Clorox’s myStain™ app is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Droid smart phone. With all of these resources Dr. Laundry has you ready to say hello to summer – and goodbye to stains.

About The Clorox Company
The Clorox Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer products with fiscal year 2009 revenues of $5.5 billion. Clorox markets some of consumers' most trusted and recognized brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Green Works® natural cleaners; Fresh Step® and Scoop Away® cat litter; Kingsford® charcoal; Hidden Valley® and K C Masterpiece® dressings and sauces; Brita® water-filtration systems; Glad® bags, wraps and containers; and Burt's Bees® natural personal care products. With approximately 8,300 employees worldwide, the company manufactures products in more than two dozen countries and markets them in more than 100 countries. Clorox is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where its employees work and live. Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has awarded cash grants totaling more than $77 million to nonprofit organizations, schools and colleges. In fiscal 2009 alone, the foundation awarded $3.6 million in cash grants, and Clorox made product donations valued at $7.8 million. For more information about Clorox, visit

David Kellis
The Clorox Company
(510) 271-2252

Rita Gorenberg
(415) 984-6228

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