How to Remove Ketchup Stains From Clothes

Did you drop ketchup on your clothes? Try these easy steps to get rid of the stains quickly.

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How to Remove Ketchup Stains From Clothes

Can you imagine a plate of fries or nuggets without tomato ketchup? Ketchup has become an integral part of your meal because it adds a zing of flavour to so many dishes. But what do you do if you accidentally drop it on your clothes?

Removing ketchup marks from your clothes is easy if you do it the right way. Try these simple steps now.

Whether you’re tackling large or small stains, the trick is to act fast and start treating it as soon as you notice it. The longer a ketchup stain is left to spread, the harder it will be to remove it from your clothes.

If you’re wondering how to prevent clothes from fading in the wash, pour 1 cup of vinegar during the rinse. It keeps the colours of your clothes intact.

Step 1: Blot with Tissue

Blot the stain with tissue paper to remove as much of it as possible. Remember not to rub, scrape or wipe as this can push the stain deeper into your fabric. You can even dampen a clean cloth to blot the stain with.

Step 2: Soak in Cold Water

Fill a bucket with cold water and drop the stained garment in it. Allow it to soak for an hour. Soaking will loosen the stain and in turn, make the next steps easier.

Step 3: Apply Detergent

Apply a small amount of your preferred laundry detergent on the stained area and gently rub it into the fabric with your finger. After a few minutes, rinse out. You will notice that half, or probably most of the stain will have disappeared by now.

Step 4: Wash on Cold Setting

Wash the garment in your washing machine on the cold setting. After the wash cycle, check to see if the stain is gone. If you still find traces of ketchup, repeat Step 3 while the garment is still wet. Finally, once the stain has disappeared, hang out to dry.

So, the next time you find ketchup stains on your clothes, try this simple method.

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