How To Remove Shaving Cream Stains

Many times, you can use shaving cream to eliminate a variety of stains. The chemical compounds in shaving cream are ideal for many different stains. But sometimes, this stain remover can cause its own stains, and in those cases, it can be a nuisance to eliminate. In this article, we’re going to explore how to remove shaving cream stains.

How To Remove Shaving Cream Stains

How To Remove Shaving Cream Stains From Siding

Sometimes your home will get pranked on Halloween, other times you may have had shaving cream fights in the yard. Both times, you may have ended up with shaving cream on the side of your house, which, in turn, ended up staining your siding. Here’s how you remove shaving cream from your siding.

What you will need:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Hot water
  • Bucket
  • Gloves
  • Cloths
  1. First, take the bucket and fill it with incredibly hot water. Use rubber gloves to protect your hands from the water and the mixture. Add a decent amount of laundry detergent (1:1 is a good ratio) to the hot water and agitate it to mix it up into the solution you will be using.
  2. Take a cloth and moisten it with the solution. Start to scrub, and scrub, and scrub. Shaving cream will often “cling” when it dries, so it may take a lot of elbow grease in order to see any difference. Keep scrubbing.
  3. Take a hose and rinse the area completely. If the stain has not disappeared, then repeat step two and step three until it does. In some cases, darker siding may discolor; in these cases, you may need to replace the siding in these areas or just deal with the discoloration. 

How To Remove Shaving Cream From Concrete

A lot of pranksters enjoy throwing shaving cream in the driveways of their neighbors during Halloween or other prank nights. Sadly, it can be a lot of hassle to get those inappropriate looking shaving cream stains off of your concrete and/or brick, but it can be done.

What you will need:

  • Pressure washer
  • Brake Cleaner or Muratic Acid
  • Rubber Gloves

Note: Please use rubber gloves when you attempt to do this yourself. Both brake cleaner and muratic acid can really harm you if you do not handle them carefully, so take the extra time and precaution before you try to do this. Also, move your car(s).

  1. Take your pressure washer and do an initial rinse of the area. The pressure does not need to be up all of the way (it can damage your concrete or brick if it is too soft of a material),so take time to test a little area of your driveway or brick and see what is a good pressure.
  2. Take the brake cleaner or muratic acid (not both) and dilute it (1 part cleaner or acid to 4 parts water). Take this solution and cover your whole driveway with the solution. The reason behind this is because, otherwise, you will have spots that are incredibly clean and the rest of your driveway will be dirty. If you’re using this on brick, just spot clean.
  3. Let the solution sit for about 30 to 45 minutes so that it sets in and starts to “eat” the stain.
  4. Take your pressure washer and rinse the area again, focusing especially on the stained area(s). Allow the area to sit for an hour or so and dry off before you evaluate it.

You may need to do this entire process twice in order to completely eliminate the stain, but the time that you invest will be worth it, because then you won’t have to repave your whole driveway or replace the bricks.