Remove Salsa Stains

Your taste buds might not be the only thing set afire when you’re enjoying salsa, especially if you find yourself with the need to remove salsa stains from your clothing, carpet, or even your upholstered furniture. The red of the tomatoes can leave you with a stain that is a bit of a challenge to remove if you do not treat it before it goes through the washing machine and the dryer.

Remove Salsa Stains

With just a few ordinary household cleaning tools you’ll be able to swiftly remove salsa stains. As with all stains, the sooner that you are able to treat the stain the better luck you will have at thoroughly removing it. However, even if the stain has been allowed to dry on the fabric or other surface, you will still be able to treat it with just a few simple steps.

Remove Salsa Stains From Fabric

What You Will Need Before You Start

  • White absorbent towel
  • Oxygen bleach
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Clean sponge
  • White vinegar

While ketchup may earn the reputation for being one of the most favored condiments, salsa has rapidly become a favorite in restaurants and homes alike. Whether added to your baked chicken dish or enjoyed in liberal amounts with crunchy corn chips, salsa is likely one of your favorite go-to condiments. Knowing how to remove salsa stains effectively will help you to not only keep your fabrics looking like new but will also help to keep you enjoying fresh salsa without much in the way of interruption!

  1. Add a cup of white vinegar to your kitchen or bathroom sink, filled with cold water.
  2. Soak the stained garment for up to fifteen minutes, wring out excess moisture.
  3. Place a white towel on a flat surface, like your kitchen counters.
  4. Create a small amount of cleansing paste with oxygen bleach and liquid laundry detergent.
  5. Place the stained garment or table linen on top of the towel and treat both sides of the stain, ensuring that the cleaning solution works well into the stain.
  6. Allow the cleaning solution to set for up to ten minutes and rinse clean.
  7. Launder the fabric item as per the care instructions on the tag.

Be sure to never place a stained item into the dryer until you can be sure that the stain has been thoroughly removed. Any number of laundry stain pretreating solutions should be effective at removing the stains, also. Just take extra care when you are working with silks or wool, as they are very delicate fabrics that can become damaged without much effort.

Remove Salsa Stains From Upholstery

What You Will Need Before You Start

  • White absorbent towels
  • Clean sponge
  • Liquid dish detergent

A salsa spill on your antique dining room chairs or your favorite comfy sofa can be very disconcerting. The great news is that with just the liquid dish detergent that is likely sitting on your kitchen sink right now, you can swiftly remove salsa stains and restore your furniture to looking as good as new.

  1. Blot up as much of the excess liquid as possible, and scoop up any chunks that might be left.
  2. Add a tablespoon of your liquid dish detergent to two cups of cold water.
  3. Using your clean sponge, apply a small amount of your cleaning solution directly to the salsa stain.
  4. Blot at the stain with the white absorbent towel until the stain and the cleaning solution start to lift out of the upholstered fabric.
  5. Repeat steps three and four until the stain has been completely removed.
  6. Sponge the sudsy area until the suds have been removed from the fabric.
  7. Press another clean white towel on top of the damp spot, pressing firmly to absorb the moisture from the furniture.

Keep in mind that an upholstery spot-cleaning machine could be just as effective at helping you to remove salsa stains, just be sure to use an appropriate cleaning solution in the cleaning machine.

Remove Salsa Stains From Carpets Or Rugs

What You Will Need Before You Start

  • Liquid dish detergent
  • Ammonia
  • Clean sponge
  • White absorbent towels

Nothing can halt a party faster than a spill, especially when the spill is something like salsa that can potentially leave an unsightly red stain on your beautifully clean carpet or rug. Keep in mind that some rugs may need to be cleaned professionally in order to preserve the condition of the rugs. Always call in the pros if you are in doubt!

  1. Clean up any chunks that may be left over and use a white towel or even paper towels to soak up any excess moisture from the carpet.
  2. Mix a tablespoon of liquid dish detergent, and a teaspoon of ammonia with two cups of water.
  3. Use a clean sponge to blot the cleaning solution onto the carpet.
  4. Blot at the damp stain with a clean towel, lifting up the stain.
  5. Repeat the third and fourth steps until the stain has been thoroughly removed from the carpet.
  6. Use another sponge and clean water to remove any remaining traces of the cleaning solution.

Remember to never mix ammonia and bleach, otherwise you could wind up with an explosive and toxic combination.

Remove Salsa Stains From Plastic Containers

What You Will Need Before You Start

  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Liquid dish detergent
  • Soft-bristled scrubbing brush

Don’t throw your plastic containers away if they have become discolored and badly stained after storing salsa. With a bit of elbow grease, and the right cleaning tools, you’ll soon have your plastic containers looking as good as new.

  1. Add a cup of white vinegar to the stained container and allow it to set for up to an hour.
  2. Create a paste from baking soda and liquid dish detergent. Your paste should have the same consistency as the toothbrush you brush your teeth with.
  3. Apply the cleaning paste to the stained container and allow it to set for up to fifteen minutes.
  4. Scrub well with your soft-bristled scrubbing brush and rinse clean.

Chlorine bleach can also be used to remove salsa stains from plastic containers, just be sure not to leave it for too long; and always rinse thoroughly before again using the plastic containers.