Mustard Stain Removal Solutions
This is your step by step guide to mustard stain removal from clothes, fabrics, carpets and upholstery. Mustard is a favorite condiment enjoyed the world over, but when it drips on your clothes rather than on your food, it’s not quite enjoyable. What makes mustard stains extra-tricky is that they naturally contain Turmeric, a natural dye that sticks incredibly well to fabric. Below are solutions on how to remove mustard stains from clothes & fabrics and removing mustard stains from carpets & upholstery.
Description: A pungent powder or paste prepared from the seed of the mustard plant, used as a food seasoning or condiment, and medicinally in plasters, poultices, etc. Varieties of mustard include Chinese, English, German, and Dijon. Mustard is the second most popular condiment in the United States (ketchup being the first).
Due to the ubiquitous presence of fast food, the need to remove mustard stains occurs year-round. The popularity of backyard grills leads to an increase in the overall prevalence of mustard in spring and summer. Mustard is a wily substance that will plop from unexpected places. The fronts of shirts, dresses, pants, shorts, and skirts are popular spots for removing mustard stains.
Mustard Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics
1. Remove as much of the mustard as possible using a dull straight edge.
2. Flex the fabric to break the grip of the embedded residue on the fabric fibers.
3. Apply glycerin (hand cream section, drugstore) and let it sit at least an hour.
4. Pre-treat and launder as usual.
5. If the fabric is white or colorfast, soak the stain in hydrogen peroxide for 30 minutes.
1. Treat with a prewash stain remover, or dampen with water and rub with bar soap.
2. Launder with chlorine bleach, if safe for that fabric, or use an all-fabric bleach.
Mustard Stain Removal from Carpets & Upholstery
1. Scrape off excess mustard.
2. Mix 1 tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of warm water.
3. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution.
4. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the stain disappears.
6. If the stain remains, mix 1 tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water.
7. Sponge the stain with the ammonia solution.
8. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
9. Sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the ammonia solution.
1. For fresh stains, use a dull knife or spoon to remove as much as possible. If the stain is dry, first rub glycerin into it and let stand until loosened, up to 1 hour, then scrape away as much as possible.
2. Blot the stain with a damp absorbent cloth.
3. If the stain remains, treat with a carpet spotter.
4. Lighten any remaining color stain with a mild bleach, such as hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar or lemon juice.
5. Blot with water.
Have you reached mustard stain removal success? I hope so!
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