Mustard Stain Removal

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Removing a mustard stain involves blotting up as much excess condiment as possible with a paper towel, mixing gentle laundry detergent in a bowl of hot water, soaking the garment in the mixture and pre-treating the stain with a commercial laundry stain remover before throwing it in the wash. Repeat the stain-removing process as needed to get out a harsh mustard stain with instructions from a professional house cleaner in this free video on housekeeping.

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Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and I'm going to show you some techniques, on mustard stain removal. The thing about mustard stains, is you don't want to dry the clothing until the mustard stain is completely out, because once you dry it, you're stuck with the stain, so you want to get the majority of the mustard off first, with a paper towel, or a napkin, something you can just wipe it off with, and then you're left with the yellow stain. I have here a bowl of water, and I'm going to add just a little bit of laundry detergent to it. Mix that up really good. It's always better to use your hands, because you can really feel what's going on in there. Grab a sponge, and work it into the stain. This will get rid of the majority of the stain, as you can see. There's just a little bit of a light area of mustard stain left. Now, you want to go to the next step, which is pre-treating your fabric. You can spray it with a commercial laundry stain remover, or if you don't have that, you can use rubbing alcohol. It's a great stain remover for clothing of all types. After you spray it with the laundry stain remover, let it sit for 10 or 15 minutes, like you normally would, and then wash the clothing as usual. Read the tag, see if you want warm or cold water, but before you put it in the dryer, make sure the stain is gone. If it's not, just repeat this process as necessary. If you've done it three or four times, and the stain is not coming out, it's probably because the stain is too old, and it's not going to come out, so try this, and it should work. I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and that is mustard stain removal techniques.


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