This is how you remove hot sauce stains out of your clothes

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Eating food can get a bit messy and that also applies to food with your favourite hot sauce on it. It’s a huge waste of hot sauce of course, but also a bit of a waste of the clothes. Unfortunately, you can’t get the sauce back, but you can still save the clothes. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can do that.

How to get hot sauce out of your clothes

Using a few methods/steps you should be able to get the hot sauce out of your clothes and we use the tips from wikiHow.

1. First, scrape the hot sauce off your clothes as quickly as possible

Use a spoon, butter knife, credit card or kitchen paper to scrape away as much hot sauce as possible. It’s best to do this right away, but even if it dries before you notice you’ve spilled, it’s best to treat the stain as soon as possible. If your garment can only be dry cleaned, scrape off the excess and take it to a professional to have it cleaned.

2. Baking powder and cold water

To absorb some of the oil from the stain, sprinkle a generous layer of baking soda over the entire surface of the stain. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes, then turn the garment inside out and rinse the back of the stain (rinsing from the back will wash the oil out of the fabric without spreading the stain) with cold running water. This probably won’t remove the stain from the clothing area, but it will make further cleaning easier. If you don’t have baking powder, you can also use cornstarch.

3. Liquid detergent on the stain

Pour a small amount of liquid detergent onto the stain and gently rub it in. Then you wait about 3 to 5 minutes, turn the garment inside out and then rinse the spot under cold running water. After this you wash the clothes as you normally would. In any case, do not use a bar of soap or washing powder, because you often have to scrub this in, which makes the stain penetrate deeper into the clothing. By the way, this method is especially useful for removing dried stains, but it also works with fresh stains.

4. Use rubbing alcohol

If you’re looking for a quick fix, you can use rubbing alcohol by dabbing it on the stain with a clean paper towel. Do this until most of the stain is gone, but make sure to dry the garment quickly afterwards. You can also use hand sanitizer (clear and fragrance-free) or white vinegar if you don’t have rubbing alcohol.

5. In the washing machine

Regardless of which method you use, when you’ve removed most of the stain from the garment, put the clothes in the washing machine and run a cool cycle. It is better to run a cold wash, because this prevents the stain from settling into the fabric. Of course you can also choose to do a hand wash. Is the stain gone? Put it in the dryer or hang it out to dry. Is there still a light stain? Then repeat what you’ve already done until it’s all gone.

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