How to remove BBQ Sauce’s Stains
The world is full of food lovers. There are various types of foods around this multi-cultured globe. In the history of foods, they have been presented in many ways with different types of ingredients with them. Among those, Sauce is one of the most popular ingredients in the world that we use even today. This historical item is traced first as garum in Ancient Rome. It has now become an inevitable part of world cuisine. They help to enhance our food flavors by adding extra moisture and making them creamy, juicy, delicious and more appetizing to us.
However, Sauce is famous with BBQ (Barbeque) or BBQ-type grill and roasted foods. We can not imagine a BBQ party without sauce. But this pretty oily ingredient is a little dangerous to our clothes. Being an oily or grease-like ingredient this may easily drip down or spill over our clothes and could possibly make a little disaster.
This article will show you how to remove these BBQ Sauce stains from your clothes.
Know your garments level
No matter what kind of stains you are dealing with, we, Hamlet laundry, always recommend you, at the very first stage, go through your garments levels. Manufacturers left you relevant instructions there so that you care for your garments in the right way. Therefore, it will be safe enough, cost-effective and efficient to know about them, their types and characteristics.
Well, once you are aware of your garment’s levels now you can pick up any of these ingredients right for your garments and use them to treat your garments to remove the stains or spots. Our ingredients are:
- Lemon Juice And Vinegar.
- Cornstarch and Talcum Powder.
- Hydrogen Peroxide or White Vinegar.
- Liquid Laundry Detergent.
- Dishwashing Detergent.
Lemon Juice and Vinegar
First of all, we want to suggest you to opt for natural, eco-friendly and organic detergents like lemon juice and vinegar solution. They are less likely to harm your garments compared to chemical detergents.
Step 01: Wipe out Excess BBQ Stains
If any sauce drips down or spills over your cloth, please don’t panic, rather calm down. It isn’t absorbed that much deep inside yet. Wipe out the fresh stain with a paper towel or you can use a fork or spoon whatever you have in front of you to scoop out the sauce or stains as much as you can.
Step 02: Use Lemon Juice and Vinegar solution.
Make a solution with ½ cup of vinegar, ½ cup of water, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. As we know lemon is acidic. This acidic property of lemon juice and vinegar is really helpful to weaken the sauce stains or spots on your clothes and they also cut down the grease from your laundry as well. After we make the solution, sprinkle them on the affected area or for better results you can use a brush to dab the solutions on the spotted area. But, remember this particular process is applicable to white garments only. It may be dangerous to colorful garments because this may cause color contamination.
Step 03: Soak in Cold Water
Acids are not so friendly for a long time. So, don’t keep Lemon Juice and Vinegar solution on your more than 30 minutes otherwise they can damage your fabric. You must wash them in cold water. We recommend cold water because hot water work conversely. They help the stains to stay permanent on your cloth. So, be aware of this. However, after soaking or rinsing in cold water the stain will fade out or disappear if not then repeat steps 2 and 3 again or you can jump into the next step!
Step 04: Use Detergent
If steps 2 and 4 do not work for you, you can opt for detergent. There are many eco-friendly detergents in the market. You have to choose one which is suitable for your clothes according to their level or tags. Now, rub it on the spotted or affected area and wash it in the cold water again. Check if there are still any stains or not. If they do repeat this process again. However, Don’t put any garments under the dryer until the stains fade out, if you do the stains will be set for permanent.
Cornstarch and Talcum powder
Step 1: Scatter Cornstarch and Talcum powder-made paste on the stain
Cornstarch and Talcum powder both are naturally amazing super absorbent. They just suck the grease and oily stains from your laundry. First of all, make equal cornstarch, talcum powder and water solution and wait until they turn into a paste then dab it to the affected area and wait a night or 5/6 hours. This amazing organic paste will absorb the stains from your laundry.
Step 2: Rinse & Dry
After completing step one, now it’s time to rinse the laundry in cold water. Remember, try to rinse at least twice it will ensure you a stain-free brand new-like cloth! And dry them in the sun.
Hydrogen Peroxide Or White Vinegar
White vinegar or Hydrogen Peroxide is another amazing natural detergent to remove the stains from your clothes. This earth-friendly, organic element also works as a deodorizer that helps your clothes to keep suppleness and stay fresh and odorless. You will be happy to know that this is a hypoallergenic natural cleaner that will save you from irritation and dermatitis. If you are allergic to certain chemical detergents then you can go for it.
Step 1: Sponge White Vinegar on the stained area
Make a 1:1 white vinegar and water solution then sprinkle it to the stained area and wait for an hour.
Step 2: Wash and Dry
Now, You can go for a rinse. As we mentioned earlier, rinse at least twice for the best outcome. Remember, As you use white vinegar now, you have to rinse your laundry or wash it at the hottest temperature that your cloth’s level allows you, which may bring better output. Also, you can soak the laundry at a lukewarm temperature after washing it.
But, don’t use white vinegar for the coloured garments otherwise you could make a disaster to your laundry as you are not an expert to do that.
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Liquid detergent is always better than its powder version. Because they can easily be mixed with stains than powders.
Step 1: Soak in Coldwater
After, wiping out the hard or saucy stain from the surface of your cloth soaked it in the cold water as like the above-mentioned steps. The cold water is really helpful for weakening stains.
Step 2: Treat the Fabric with Liquid Laundry Detergent
After soaking both sides in the cold water or the laundry has been soaking wet, apply your desired detergent (of course, that should be suitable for your clothing tags) on the stained area dab and rub it.
Now wait to rest for 20/30 minutes, see what is going to happen.
Step 3: Rinse and Dry
Now, it’s time to rinse it. Check and Re-check if there is any stain left. If left, repeat the process again.
If you want to go for cleaning using a washing machine this process may help you to do it more effective and efficiently.
Step 1: Pre-Treat Your Stained Clothes With Dishwashing Detergent
Pour a limited amount of dishwashing detergent (that your tags allow) into the stained area, and cover the whole affected area. You can gently rub with your fingers or dab with a brush or piece of thin cloth.
Step 2: Put Dishwashing Detergent into Your Washing Machine
Pour 2/3 tablespoon of this dishwashing detergent into your washing machine. Then, use your desired laundry detergent on it.
But, remember if it is a piece of silk fabric, don’t use dishwashing detergent. Because It may damage your most adorable fabric.
Step 3: Dry
Now wash your clothes in the sunlight, Sunlight acts as a natural disinfectant, it will be more efficient and productive if you go that way.
These above-mentioned processes will help you a lot if you go through them properly. But, still sometimes stains become more complex than we thought. In this case, it’s better to take them to the experts. If you are in London, just click here in Hamlet Laundry to get the touch of experts. We are ready to remove stains from your favorite outfits. We also provide various services besides Dry Cleaning.