Remove Wasabi Stains

For a fiery kick to your sushi, you can’t beat wasabi! But if you eat it long enough you are going to find yourself needing to know how to remove wasabi stains from a variety of surfaces. Don’t get burned up! Simply follow these handy tips and you’ll soon find yourself with freshly restored surfaces, clothing, and table linen so that you can return to indulging in your favorite sushi treats.

Remove Wasabi Stains

The brilliant green color of wasabi is unmistakable! Whether you ignore its visible presence on your plate or absolutely enjoy every last bit of it, there is no mistaking the irritating green stains that wasabi can leave behind. If you need to remove wasabi stains from clothing, upholstered surfaces, or from your table linens, we have the right methods to keep you as cool as a cucumber while you deal with this spicy stain.

Remove Wasabi Stains From Table Linens

What You Will Need Before You Start

  • Butter knife
  • White absorbent towel
  • Clean sponge
  • Baking soda
  • Liquid dish detergent
  • Oxygen bleach

Table linens are a lovely way to dress up your table, but they can take a beating during dinner time! If, after a lovely sushi meal, you find yourself needing to remove wasabi stains then it is important to move swiftly. The longer that a stain remains on a surface, the harder it can be to ultimately remove it.

  1. Place the white towel on a flat surface and place the stained table linens on top of the towel.
  2. Use the dull edge of the butter knife to carefully scrape up as much of the wasabi as possible.
  3. Make a paste with the baking soda and the liquid dish detergent. You can also use a liquid laundry detergent, but it should be clear for best results. The paste should resemble toothpaste.
  4. Carefully work the cleaning paste onto the stain using the clean sponge.
  5. Allow the cleaning paste to set for up to fifteen minutes and then rinse clear.
  6. Fill the sink or a bucket with cool water and add a scoop or capful of oxygen bleach.
  7. Submerge the table linens for up to twenty minutes and observe the stain.
  8. If the stain has been removed then you can launder as per usual.

If the stain hasn’t been thoroughly removed then you may need to soak it in the oxygen bleach again for a little while long. Just be sure you don’t run the linen through the dryer unless the stain has been thoroughly removed.

Remove Wasabi Stains From Clothing

What You Will Need Before You Start

  • Blunt knife or teaspoon
  • Oxygen bleach
  • Laundry spray pretreating solution

A little bit of wasabi can go a long way when it comes to the fiery flavor offered up by this root that is actually related to the mustard family. A small bit of wasabi staining your clothing can also leave you with a big headache! The good news is that if you treat the stain swiftly, and using the right methods, you’ll soon be free and clear from the unsightly green stain.

  1. Use the dull side of the butter knife to remove any pieces of the wasabi from the clothing. You can also use a teaspoon if you prefer.
  2. Thoroughly saturate the stained area with your preferred bran of laundry spray pretreating solution and allow to set for up to five minutes.
  3. Fill the sink with cool water and add a scoop or cap of oxygen bleach.
  4. Submerge the stained garment and allow it to soak for up to fifteen minutes.
  5. Rinse clear of the suds and examine the stain. If it is gone then you can launder as per the care instructions on the tag of the garment.
  6. If the stain is still lingering then another good soak in the oxygen bleach solution should be very effective to remove wasabi stains that are proving to be stubborn.

If you are faced with a wasabi stain on silk then you might want to consider allowing your dry-cleaners to handle the stain-removal. Silk can be very finicky to deal with and it is entirely too easy to damage the delicate fibers of a silk garment.

Remove Wasabi Stains From Upholstery

What You Will Need Before You Start

  • Oxygen bleach
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Clean sponge
  • Clean white absorbent towel
  • Butter knife or spoon

Don’t despair if your dining room chairs or favorite sofa haven’t made it unscathed through family sushi night! The stain may actually be a lot easier to get out of the upholstered surface than you may think it to be.

  1. Remove any chunks of the wasabi using the dull side of the butter knife, or by using a spoon.
  2. Create a paste using oxygen bleach powder and liquid laundry detergent. The paste should resemble the consistency of toothpaste.
  3. Blot the cleaning paste onto the furniture, using a sponge. Allow it to set for up to fifteen minutes.
  4. Using a clean sponge or rag, blot at the cleaning solution and the stain. Between each blot, press firmly with a white towel to lift up the suds and the stain together.
  5. Once the stain has been removed from the upholstered furniture, be sure to blot at it again using clean water until you have removed all traces of the suds.
  6. Press a towel firmly on top of the damp spot, using a heavy object if possible, in order to absorb as much of the moisture from the furniture as possible.

Be sure to allow the damp spot to dry thoroughly before letting anyone sit on the furniture. You may also find that a bit of ammonia blotted onto the stain can be effective at lifting out the most stubborn of stains.