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Ketchup Stain Removal Guide

11/25/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Ketchup Stain Removal Guide Clean tips provided by SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE

Tips for Getting Ketchup Stains Out of Clothes, Upholstery and Carpets

Ketchup stain removal techniques are necessary skills to master if you or your family members love ketchup.  One of the keys to removing ketchup stains is to act as quickly as possible. The longer it stays on the carpet, upholstery or clothing the more likely it is to set in, and the more work and effort it will take to remove it.

Remove any excess ketchup with a spoon or knife, but be careful not to rub it into the fabric. Avoid dabbing at it as this can spread the stain.  It’s important to read all wash care labels thoroughly before washing and test any stain-removing solutions on a hidden area of the fabric first.

Fabric

  1. Working from the back of the stain, flush with cold water.
  2. Pretreat with a liquid laundry detergent, tap the stain, and let stand for several minutes.
  3. Rinse well.
  4. Sponge with white vinegar.
  5. Rinse well.
  6. Repeat Steps 2 to 5 until you have removed as much of the stain as possible.
  7. Pretreat with a prewash stain remover, and then launder.
  8. If the stain remains, rub with a liquid laundry detergent, and then soak in warm water for up to 30 minutes.
  9. Launder again, with bleach, if necessary. (Always review the Care Label to determine if bleach can be used.)
  10. If the garment requires dry-cleaning, bring it as quickly as possible to the drycleaner and point out the stain. Remember, the longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove the stain.

Upholstery

  1. Sponge with cool water.
  2. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of cool 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. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

Carpet

  1. Sponge with cool water.
  2. Mix one 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 or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.
  6. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of ammonia (Caution: never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia - the resulting fumes are hazardous) with 1/2 cup 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.

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