How to Remove Soup Stains

Soup seems to fix almost any emotional and physical ailment, but it can also leave you wondering how to remove soup stains. Now that soup comes in packages that allow them to eat their soup on the go people are becoming more aware of needling to know great tips on how to remove the stains that come with eating on the go. Vegetable base soups are a little easier to remove than most cream based soups, but both can be removed with the right stain fighting tips.

Remove Soup Stains

How to Remove Soup Stains From Washable Fabrics

What you will need:

  • Liquid Laundry detergent
  • Ammonia
  • Laundry brush or dull knife
  • Clean white cloth

People eat soup for all kinds of reasons. Some eat soup to cure a cold or the woes of a break up, but many just eat it because it is convenient and inexpensive. Most soups come in an on-the-go container, which seems like a great idea as you are racing to class or to work, but it can lead to nasty stains on your clothing. To remove soup stains from your clothing all you will need to do is follow these simple directions.

  1. Most Vegetable based soup stains can be removed by simply washing the fabric quickly after the stain has happened. If you were unable to get to the stain right away or it is a cream based soup you can continue with the stain fighting procedure.
  2. You will want to make a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1/2 teaspoon of liquid laundry detergent, and 1 tablespoon of ammonia. Tip: Remember when working with ammonia never mix it with bleach. The fumes these two chemicals can make are very dangerous and can cause death if inhaled.
  3. Allow the stained garment to sit and soak in the solution for 15 minutes. The garment can soak for just a little longer if you have more of a stubborn stain.
  4. Using your laundry brush or dull knife you can begin to gently scrub or scrap the soup stain away from the fabric. These tools will help you to remove any caked-on stains.
  5. As you are scrubbing or scrapping you will also want to blot the stain with a clean white cloth. This will help to absorb any of the stain that is coming out of the fabric. Change the cloth as often as you need to.
  6. Inspect the soup stained area. If the stain remains you can continue to repeat the process as many times as you need to completely remove the stain.
  7. Once you are sure the stain has been removed launder the garment as you normally would.

How to Remove Soup Stains From the Carpet

What you will need:

  • Clean white cloth
  • Cool water
  • Spot shot carpet stain remover
  • Mild detergent
  • Vacuum

Many tend to eat soup on the couch as they are easing their aches and pains, but this can cause soup stains to form on the carpet. With little energy to clean up the mess you will be happy to know there is a simple solution; start treating the stain as quickly as it happens.

  1. If you are able to start the treatment, of the soup stain, right away you will want to use a clean white cloth to blot up any excess soup. Remember to blot and not rub. If you rub the stain you could push the stain further into the fibers of the carpet.
  2. Next, you will dampen another clean white cloth with clean cool water.
  3. Blot the soup stain with the dampened cloth. This should remove the stain if it is fresh, but if for some reason the stain was not removed with this simple solution you can move on to step 4.
  4. Some soups will come up with a simple application of a spot shot carpet stain remover. You can find these in most any cleaning supply aisle.
  5. Read the directions on the package and follow them.
  6. Inspect the carpet. If the stain remains you will need to repeat the spot shot carpet stain remover step or you can move on to step number 7.
  7. To continue fighting the soup stain on the carpet you will need to create a solution of 1 teaspoon mild detergent and 1/2 cup of warm water.
  8. Mix the solution well so that you evenly distribute the soap through the water.
  9. Apply the solution directly to the soup stain on the carpet.
  10. Using yet another clean white cloth you will blot the stain. Again you will need to blot not rub. You do not want to further stain the fibers of the carpet. This could make it much more difficult to remove.
  11. Continue to change the cloth as you fight the soup stain.
  12. Once the soup stain has been removed from the carpet you will need to flush it with clean cool water. You can easily do this by filling a squeeze bottle with the water and applying it to the carpet. This step will remove any of the cleaning products that still remain in your carpet.
  13. Place a clean white cloth over the stain and begin to bring the moisture up by applying pressure to the cloth. You will need to change the cloth as it becomes damp with the remaining moisture.
  14. Once you have lifted most of the moisture from the carpet you can allow it to air dry the rest of the way.
  15. Vacuum the carpet once the soup stained area has thoroughly dried.