If you’ve experienced stains on your clothes and in your home after a barbeque party, then you know that they have an unfortunate tendency of standing out.  They are also difficult to remove.  With these simple tricks though, that stain won’t worry you for long and you can safely get rid of it once all the guests have gone home.

Easy Ways to Remove Barbeque Stains

Stains on Clothes:

  1. Lightly scrape the sauce off the fabric. Be careful not to spread the stain.
  2. From the back of the clothing, try to flush out the stain by running cold water through it.
  3. Blot the stain gently with a little laundry detergent. Blot, don’t rub!
  4. Dab at the stain with white vinegar and rinse thoroughly.
  5. Continue blotting with detergent, then with vinegar, and then rinsing until the stain is gone.
  6. Now, to remove the grease, soak the clothing in diluted, bleach-free dishwashing detergent, for several minutes.
  7. Wash as usual.

Remove Barbeque StainsStains on the Couch and other Upholstery:

  1. Lightly scrape the sauce off the fabric. Be careful not to spread the stain.
  2. Dilute a tablespoon of dishwashing detergent in two cups of water and together with a clean white cloth, use this solution to blot the stain.
  3. Blot gently; do not even think of rubbing. Keep blotting until you get the stain out.
  4. Rinse the area by using another clean white cloth and blotting with water.
  5. Dab gently with a clean cloth or white paper towels until the wet area dries.

Stains on the Carpet:

  1. Lightly scrape the sauce off the fabric. Be careful not to spread the stain.
  2. Dilute a tablespoon of dishwashing detergent in two cups of water.
  3. Pre-test the solution on an inconspicuous area of the carpet first.
  4. If all goes well, use a clean white cloth and this solution to blot the stain.
  5. Blot gently and keep blotting until you get the stain out.
  6. If you don’t see any progress, then you can try an ammonia solution. Mix one tablespoon of ammonia with ½ cup of water.  Do not use bleach.
  7. Blot the stain lightly again with the ammonia solution. Continue the process until the stain disappears.
  8. Rinse the area by using another clean white cloth and blotting with water.
  9. Dab gently with a clean cloth or white paper towels until the wet area dries.

Don’t let that blemish ruin your barbeque.   Use these tricks to remove barbeque stains from your clothes, couch and carpet.  Now, you and your home can always enjoy your barbeques without worrying about the challenges of removing stains.

 

Image by thebittenword.com on Flickr

2017-09-21T13:03:19+00:00