How to Remove Mustard Stains

You should know how to remove mustard stains before your next barbeque. Mustard is a frustrating stain because it can be obvious and ruin clothes. Mustard can stain clothes because of the turmeric in it. Turmeric is a dye that is used to make mustard even more yellow than it already is. Here are some fabric stain removal tips for mustard.

As with any type of stain, the earlier you get to it, the easier it will be to get rid of it. You need to be careful when you start to treat the stain. You should read all labels on clothes to make sure that what you are about to do won't make things worse. If the article of clothing shouldn't normally be laundered, then bring it to a dry cleaner. You should also keep in mind that you don't want to use an ammonia-based cleaner on a mustard stain. This will react in a way which will make the mustard stain permanent.

If you get mustard on your shirt and you have it accessible, try applying a stain remover (such as Stain Stick). Let that sit according to the directions, then rinse it off. Next hand wash the garment using liquid laundry detergent. The stain should be gone and you can put the piece of clothing into the wash as usual. If the stain persists, soak it in laundry detergent overnight before laundering.

If a mustard stain has a chance to set, you should attempt to remove as much of the dried stain as possible. This will prevent the mustard from spreading when you wet the stain. You can attempt to make the stain new again by putting more mustard on it. This sounds crazy, but it can make the stain easier to treat. Next soak the garment in a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar and a little bit of vinegar. Then rinse the garment and put it in the laundry as usual.

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