How to Remove a Vegemite Stain

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Vegemite is a sandwich spread popular in Australia. Made with yeast extract, spices, and vegetables, people generally spread Vegemite on bread. Like peanut butter and jelly in the U.S., Vegemite sandwiches are a popular food choice for many Australian children and adults. Vegemite has the consistency of peanut butter, and if the spread drops onto clothing, upholstery, carpets, or fabric, it can leave a stain. The quicker you deal with a Vegemite stain, the easier it will be to remove.

Things You'll Need

  • Spoon
  • Rag
  • Dry-cleaning solvent
  • Talcum powder
  • Vacuum
  • Remove any excess Vegemite by scraping it off with a spoon.

  • Dampen a rag with white spirits. White spirits is a dry-cleaning solvent you can find in the laundry or cleaning section of department stores.

  • Blot the stain with the damp rag until it is thoroughly saturated. Sprinkle talcum powder directly over the dampened stain.

  • Let the talcum powder dry completely before brushing it off. If the stain is on carpet, use a vacuum to remove the talcum powder.

  • Launder machine washable fabrics as you normally would.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you cannot find white spirits, any type of dry-cleaning solvent will work.
  • It may take several repetitions of the process to completely remove the Vegemite stain.

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