If you're one of those people who love mustard but don't like cleaning the stains that it leaves behind if you get it on yourself and don't know how to clean the stain, then this advice is for you.
Here are some helpful tips on how you can remove mustard stains:
1. Removing a fresh mustard stain
If the stain is fresh and you've just done it, you shouldn't rub the area where the stain is because you can damage the garment that's been covered with mustard. There is a risk that the mustard will spread all over the garment. After removing the remaining mustard, you should rinse the stain to remove any residue that is left in the fabric of the garment itself. However, do not do this with hot water, as this can drive the mustard residue further into the fabric. Rinse it with cold water because it will dissolve the remaining mustard particles. Once it's rinsed, take some laundry detergent or whatever detergent you have available and apply it to the stain. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Then rinse again to remove the laundry detergent. This step is repeated until the stain is gone. If the stain is more stubborn and is still not removed, use a stain remover;
2. Mustard stain removal from delicate fabrics
If you get mustard on silk, wool or burlap, here's what to do. Remove the remaining mustard with a dull knife or fork. Then spray the stain with stain remover to remove the residue. If the fabric of the garment is strong, use a small brush and gently scrub the stain with it. Then rinse. If the stain still hasn't come out, you can use a sponge or pad that has been soaked in water, applying gentle pressure and being careful not to damage the garment. Then apply again and rinse with water;
3. Removing a mustard stain that has dried
A stain that has already dried should be soaked in water and non-staining bleach for 30 minutes to 1 hour before rinsing. Due to the fact that mustard stains that have dried are more difficult to clean, you will most likely have to repeat the process several times until the stain is removed.
3.1 Very carefully remove any remaining mustard particles with a blunt knife;
3.2 Moisten the stained area with a few drops of methyl alcohol. The spot may turn dark red, but this should not worry you;
3.3 Clean the area with a white paper towel.
4. Removing mustard stains from carpets or furniture
If you want to remove a mustard stain from furniture or carpets, first, you should remove the residue with a paper towel. Put 1/4 tsp. mild detergent in a glass of water. Do not use a detergent that contains bleach, as it may discolor the carpet. Next, place paper towels over the stain, starting from the center. If the stain is still there, put a few drops of vinegar on it and then dry with a towel.