Stain Devils® #1 – Nail Polish, Glue & Gum


(4 customer reviews)

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If things took a turn for the worse while gluing a project together or even chewing gum, you need Stain Devils #1!

Stain Devils® #1 removes: Adhesives, Candle Wax, Chewing Gum, Correction Fluid, Glue (with solvents), and Nail Polish.

Product Size - 1.7 Fl Oz (50 mL)

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can Carbona® Stain Devils® be used in the washing machine?

    Stain Devils are not a pre-wash. For best results, you need to treat each stain completely, before laundering and drying.

  2. Can I use Carbona® Stain Devils® on carpeting?

    Carbona® Stain Devils® have not been tested for use on carpeting. However, we have had many consumers use them on their carpeting with great success. Doing so is at your own discretion.

  3. Will the formula for ink remove permanent ink?

    Permanent ink is permanent. Unfortunately, the stain is there forever.

  4. Why do I need to put a cloth under the stain?

    Stains can spread while being treated, so you need somewhere for the stain to go when you remove it from the material you are treating.

  5. What if I can't put a cloth behind the stain or put the stained area in a bowl?

    For best results we recommend that you follow the directions on the bottle. However, as a last resort, you may try dabbing the material with a white cloth soaked with the formula then pat dry. Repeating process as necessary until stain is gone.

  6. Why do I need to flush the stain with hot water after treating it with Carbona® Stain Devils®?

    You need to rinse out the formula because if you let the stained area dry out without rinsing, the stain can reappear. The hotter the water, the faster the stain removal process.

  7. Will Carbona® Stain Devils® also remove the odor (like perspiration)?

    Carbona® Stain Devils® are formulated for removing stains. Follow with regular laundering to remove odors.


Stain Removal Tips

    • Always test for colorfastness before using Stain Devils®.
    • Need help? Go to Conquer Your Stain.
    • Not sure which Stain Devils® to use? Download our Stain Chart.

    No two stains are the same, so an all-purpose stain remover isn’t the answer to treating them. That’s why we created Carbona® Stain Devils® – 9 powerful formulas that treat specific stains. Stain Devils are safe and effective on washable and water-safe fabrics, excluding silk, acetate, carpeting, or upholstery. Every formula is dermatologically tested to be safe for your hands and environmentally friendly for disposal.

    Look for the little yellow bottles of Carbona® Stain Devils® in the laundry section of your store. View all of the Stain Devils here.

  1. Use the formula that’s right for your stain. Follow the directions.

  2. Because Stain Devils are individually formulated, stain removal instructions may change from formula to formula. Follow the directions printed on the label of the bottle you are using.

  3. Some are instant, some aren’t. Be patient. While the appropriate Stain Devils formula should completely remove your stain, the time required may vary from immediately to several minutes or more.

  4. Combination stains. This can make stain removal a bit more complicated and may require more than one Stain Devils formula to remove it completely. But if you value your garment, it’s worth the extra time.

  5. Directions

    Spot remover for washable and dry clean only fabrics.

    Just 3 easy steps to stain removal:

    1. Before treating, remove as much of the cause of the stain as possible.
    2. Do not dilute. Place an absorbent white cloth beneath stain. Apply solution directly to stain. Tap stain with your finger, pushing it onto the cloth beneath it.
    3. Rinse with warm water.
  6. For Large Stains

    In shallow bowl, immerse stained area in solution. Soak for 10-15 minutes. Gently rub fabric together and rinse with warm water. Repeat steps with fresh solution and longer soaking time, if necessary.


    Before use, test for colorfastness on an inconspicuous area. Will not remove instant or super glue.

Reviews (4)


  1. Author:
    Title of Review:

    I really would rate this a 5+ but for some reason the website is not letting me change the rating. I have used this product on tree sap that I had on a pair of shorts. I had washed the shorts several times and even dried them, then I used Stain Devil #1 on it and got it out, good as new!

  2. Author:
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    I just used the Carbona Stain Devils: Chewing Gum and Glue and am AMAZED. I just wanted to say “thank you” for saving my sweater, and congratulations for coming up with an amazing product. I have used other Stain Devils products and have already been blown away, but the effectiveness of the Chewing Gum product drove me to write you an e-mail about how impressed I am.

    I was also wondering… Where do the chemists who design your products come from? I am an undergraduate senior at Virginia Tech, and looking into jobs and graduate schools right now, so I was just curious.

    Thank you!!!

  3. Author:
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    I dripped maroon nail polish on brand new white capris yesterday. I picked up Carbona Stain Devils™ No. 1 Glue, Gum & Nail Polish. I soaked my capris twice in it, plus did the blotting and rubbing. It seemed all it did was make a big pink spot. I put the capris in the washer and when I pulled them out – the stain was GONE! I thought I would be able to see a faint bit of stain, but NOTHING! I am very impressed with your product.

  4. Author:
    Title of Review: July 10, 2018

    I am a laundry freak, and a perfectionist, AND, I run a cleaning business that includes laundry, having said that, I tried along the years around 90 % of stain removers in the market, UNTIL one glorious day I decided to try Carbona Stain Devils, I was amazed of the results, I can say that is so far, according to my experience of 23 years in the business, that this is the best product to remove stains. I have used almost all of them, only missing number 7, but I am buying it today to remove a motor oil stain from my husband’s shirt. Get it with confidence, its worth the price.

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