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How To

Conquer Classic Cookout Stains

Jul 27, 2015

Tasty toppings got you down? From ketchup and mustard to mayo and BBQ sauce, we'll help you remove classic cookout stains from shirts, skirts, and more. Read our full menu of tips below to achieve a Grade A finish.

Lather on The Laundress after lathering on the ketchup

If you like to pile on condiments, you've probably been faced with ketchup on your shirt or mustard on your pants. While we recommend waiting until post-party for stain removal antics, we get it if you don't want to walk around with a condiment conundrum. Always keep The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar on hand to treat stains right when they occur! Simply lather the Wash & Stain Bar with warm water and work it directly into the stain to prevent it from setting. Use a damp Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth to remove stains, soap, and suds.

After the cookout is when the magic happens

Once you're home, tackle the stain by creating a paste with The Laundress Stain Solution and The Laundress All-Purpose Bleach Alternative. Work the mixture into the stain using a finger or The Laundress Stain Brush. Pour hot water onto the mixture to activate the All-Purpose Bleach Alternative beads and follow with a soak in a bath of hot water. Stain still visible? It may take a few tries until it's completely removed! Once satisfied, launder as normal with your favorite Laundress detergent.

While this procedure is ideal for durable fabrics like cottons and linens, use cool to warm water for other fabrics like silks, synthetics, blends, and woolens. All-Purpose Bleach Alternative should not be used on silks or woolens. The Stain Solution is sufficient.

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Safe for all washable fabrics and colors, and seriously tough on stains, the Stain Solution is formulated with a concentrated blend of cleansers to effectively remove tannin stains, including wine, sauce, chocolate, grass, coffee, tea, blood, and underarm satins.

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