I Gave Up On Resolve Stain Remover For My Laundry

by Connie

Resolve stain remover for laundry used to be called Spray N Wash.


Once Resolve took over the brand, and reformulated it, there has been a mixed reaction of whether this change was for the better or not.

Here's some opinions from readers about this new version of an old product:

Connie says:

Don't waste your money on the traditional Resolve spray.

It is definitely not the same product that I was used to when it was the Original Spray N Wash, and that was used on my clothes when I was a kid.

I can't comment on any of the other versions like the Max or the stick.

It is no wonder why there are always sales on this product. Walmart even sells it in double packages.

I have switched to Shout and get much better cleaning power. Shout has different versions similar to Resolve.

All of my friends have switched to either Shout or Zout.

It is easy to tell that something is wrong with the formula Resolve is using now since some of us encounter the same stains on a regular basis (kids, work uniforms, etc.) and a product that once worked really well no longer can handle the job.

Some examples are baby formula, grass, blood, coffee, tea, and tomato sauce.

The last thing I want to do is waste time and money on the laundry, and that is why I gave up on Resolve.

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Taylor says:

Thanks for sharing your review of this product Connie.

I would love to hear from even more people who've used this pretreater (or one of the other versions of it) to share how it has for you, good or bad. You can share your review here, or read reviews of LOTS of other brands as well.

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I Liked The Resolve All Stain Formula But It Is Discontinued Now

by Teri

Teri says:

It looks like the Resolve All Stain is no longer available, as Walmart was the only store I was able to find it. I no longer see it there, but there is some other product in a small green bottle that has a sponge type of cloth that is for stains.

I don't see where it would contain the OXI formula that worked well for me when I was able to buy the All Stain form.

I always used All Stain for stains that I was not able to treat in advance of wash day as it had a way of breaking them down right before I loaded the clothes in the washer.

Taylor says:

Teri I did some investigation and have confirmed that yes, this All Stain version of this product is discontinued.

That's too bad because in general, at least the reviews I've seen so far, have not been favorable for this brand of pretreater. Ironic that they would discontinue the one you liked to use.

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Comments for I Liked The Resolve All Stain Formula But It Is Discontinued Now

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Loved Resolve.
by: doubleot

With Resolve I had better luck getting grease, spaghetti stains, and mustard stains than any other product. I can now only find Spray and Wash and Oxi Clean both of which are useless when I use them. Resolve was the only product that worked for me.

anyone else getting holes in blouses after using?
by: Carol

Used Resolve stain remover several times, and then started noticing holes in my blouses. It happened to 4 blouses, ruined, can't use this anymore for stains on my clothes. I don't know if anyone else had this problem?

I love this product, but hard to find!
by: Debora

I started using Resolve spray and wash about 2 years ago....love it. I stopped using bleach and Clorox, too harsh on my clothes. I like Resolve spray and wash because I can use it on all my clothes not just the white ones. I like the smell, etc.

Recently I have not been able to find it at Costco, Fred Meyer, Safeway or Walmart. Did Resolve stop making it? I found often times certain products stop selling in Portland, Oregon, either because the demand is too low or government restrictions. May have to travel 7 miles north to Vancouver, Washington.

Why, oh why!
by: Farmer's Wife

Spray & Wash was a farmer's best friend. It removed grease, grass and Virginia clay. Spray, toss it in the washer and the clothes always came out clean. But alas, the makers decided to ruin a good thing with Resolve which is about as useful as spraying stains with water. Please, oh please, go back to the original formula.

POSITIVE Comment!
by: TBizz

Even though the Resolve Laundry Spot/Stain remover is branded through Spray and Wash, it worked BETTER than Spray and Wash! Now, I can't find it. Hmm, it was a best seller and Spray and Wash wasn't? Looks that way when ALL I see is Spray and Wash on the store shelves! I'm NOT happy!

It worked really well for us
by: Terry Lynn

It's interesting to read all of the comments because for our family of 5, which includes a 2 yr old, ranchers and well drillers, it was the best!! If we missed a stain and caught it, we'd shoot it, let it sit overnight, wash the next day and it was gone. We've tried other brands available to our market (one was OxiClean) with no success. In fact, I'm having to buy new clothes because my shirts were the worst from grandchild creaking on me with dirty/sticky/boogery hands. We won't even discuss the time she used my shirt for a tissue!! Anyway, maybe the key for us is to use the OxiClean spray with the OxiClean laundry additive? I guess that will be our next step...

Does not get grease out
by: Barbara

I kept wondering why grease spots no longer came out of my clothes when I used Resolve. While still damp and straight from the washer, grease spots don't show up. Only after coming out of the dryer do I discover the spot is still there. Now it is too late. The greasy mark has been set by the dryer heat. Grease was certain to come out when I used the product formerly named Spray'n Wash. I think there must have been a formula change, because Resolve is useless. I will search for something better.

Did not work on blood
by: Ann

Spray n wash worked great. I tried Resolve, it was okay until I tried it on blood. It did not work. I tried 3 times, still didn't work. I am looking for another laundry stain remover. Shout seems to be getting a good review.

Made my decals desolve
by: Anonymous

I thought Resolve worked pretty good, but the overspray ate all the decals on my washer and dryer. I don't know how to get new decals for my GE washer and dryer?

Waste of money
by: Susan

I had bought Resolve and not only was it super drippy but it didn't budge ANY stain I tried it on. So disappointed that Spray and Wash was replaced by such a poorly made substitute. Don't waste your money on this product. Now I see there are other "Resolve" products but once bitten, twice shy. I'm not wasting a penny on any of their products. I'm going looking for Shout.

All Stain worked best on ground in dirt and grass
by: Anonymous

The All Stain was the best on my son's football practice pants with several days of ground in dirt and grass. I haven't found anything that works as well, it's a shame.

The All-Stain was the best
by: Deb

This was the best stuff. Don't waste your money on the spray, it doesn't get out half the stains as the other.

Sad
by: Pam

You no longer have the cleaning handle. I love mine. I wanted to purchase one for my daughter. It is perfect.

doesn't work
by: Anonymous

Bought this and have used it on the same stain more then once with no results stain is still completely visible.

I miss Spray & Wash
by: Anonymous

Since I can't find it, I tried Shout and it doesn't work as well. I just bought some Zout but haven't tried it yet. This is very discouraging!

Don't Waste Your Money
by: Sara

Really, don't waste your money. Shout is far superior to Resolve. The old Spray n wash was terrific.

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