Removing Dried Mustard Stains from clothing
what you will need:
- liquid laundry detergent
- Enzyme stain remover (found in most grocery stores)
Mustard stains are easier to remove when caught right away because mustard contains a lot of water content, but when able to dry the water evaporates making it a little more difficult to remove. There are a few simply steps that can aid you in the process of removing dried mustard stains from clothing.
- First, you can try and scrape any dried mustard from the area.
- Apply a generous amount of liquid laundry soap to the area. Work the soap into the fabric using either your fingers or scrubbing the fabric together.
- Allow the liquid laundry soap to sit for about 10 to 15 minutes. This will allow the cleaning agent to penetrate the stain, thus breaking up the dried mustard.
- Wash the clothing as directed on the tag. After it is washed make sure to inspect the clothing. If there is still a stain do not put the clothing in the dryer! when removing mustard stains from clothing you do not want to put the still stained clothing in the drier. This will make it impossible to remove.
- If the dried mustard stain still remains then you can apply the enzyme stain remover to the area. Enzyme stain remover can be found in most grocery stores. You should not allow the enzyme remover to dry, but it does need to sit for awhile. With this said it might just be easier to soak the clothing in a bucket with an enzyme remover and cold water solution. Allow the clothing to sit for about 2 to 3 hours.
- Launder the clothing as normal and again inspect for the mustard stain before drying the garment.
- If the mustard stain still remains you can soak the article of clothing overnight in the bucket of enzyme remover and cold water. Repeat the steps until the stain has been removed.
Although removing dried mustard stains from clothing can be a little more difficult then fresh mustard stains it is still not impossible. Remember to also pay attention to the type of fabric you are washing and ensure you follow the washing directions located on the tag. Remember if you are washing a synthetic material do not wash the clothing in temperatures above 160 degrees Fahrenheit.