Tired of dealing with stubborn ketchup stains on your clothes and kitchen linen? If yes, Read on to know more on how to remove ketchup stains.

How To Remove Ketchup Stains

Are you a big-time klutz and no matter what you eat and where, you always manage to spill a bit of tomato sauce on your shirt or drip some ketchup on the couch? Doesn’t matter if you are couched on a comfortable settee gorging on chicken wings and watching soccer or catching a quick bite between household tasks, stains always manage to find their way to your desk, denims and draperies. Ketchup stains are noticeable and stubborn if not dealt with care. They can leave hideous splotches on your favorite T-shirt or even your much loved table mat. Sometimes, an extra squirt from the condiment bottle or an accidental drip from your burger is all it takes to soil your favorite fabric. If you absolutely hate the sight of your ketchup-stained wardrobe and furnishings, then spending a few toilsome hours chasing the stains away should leave your clothes and linen upgraded. Remember, tomato ketchup only looks good on fries and cutlets and not on your tweed jacket and satin drapes. Scroll down the following section on ketch-up stain removal tips and keep your clothes and furnishings as good as new.  

Tips On Removing Ketchup Stains 

Remove Ketchup Stains From Couches, Carpets, Fiberglass And Fabric

Ketchup looks much better on hotdogs and hamburgers than on your Persian carpet or chaise! Ketchup-proof your furnishings with this tried-and-tested stain removal formula and enjoy a stain-free home. To get rid of solid ketchup stains from your couch, carpet, rugs, mats or other synthetic fabric, use a gentle scrape tool to lift off the stubborn and solid smears. Take a dry spotter made of coconut oil and liquid dry-cleaning solvent, and apply it on the stain. Let it stand for a while. Put a dry pad and soak off the stain. Now apply some stain remover on the spot and allow it to dry. Cover it up with a damp pad doused in enzyme presoak solution and allow it to stand for 30 minutes. Spray some water and allow it to air-dry.

Remove Ketchup Stains From Acrylic Fabric, Cotton, Linen And Nylon 

Using a spatula, scrape off the solid stain as much as possible. Now take a solution made of glycerin, detergent and water and apply it on the fabric. Allow it to stand for a while and then rinse it off with water and dry-clean it. However, if you still notice blotches on your favorite cotton shirt or linen top, quickly dab some enzyme presoak paste and let it stand for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly to bump off any traces of presoak enzyme paste. Launder it well and air-dry it.

Remove Ketchup Stains From Plastic, Metal, Glass, Vinyl, Bamboo And Porcelain

Though tomato ketchup can be easily wiped clean from these surfaces, at times it can leave a permanent stain on such surfaces. In such cases, use a damp sponge or cloth doused in warm suds and swab the surface scrupulously. Follow it up with a clean mop and wipe it dry. Repeat the treatment for more stubborn ketchup stains.

Remove Ketchup Stains From Floors And Tiles

Using a cloth or a scraper, remove the ketchup from the surface. Using a clean cloth dipped in warm soapy water, wipe off the stain from the surface. However, if the stain refuses to go, make a poultice of mild bleach, water and detergent and apply it on the stain. Cover it with a damp sponge and let it stand for a while. Once the stain is absorbed, mop the floor and allow it to dry.

Remove Ketchup Stains From Leather And Suede

It can be heartbreaking to see ketchup stains on your pricey leather couch or suede shoes. To get rid of these ugly smears, just mix some mild detergent with tepid water. Swish the solution to create suds. Souse the sponge in the solution and wring it completely. Now rub the damp sponge over the stain and once traces of the stain disappear, wipe it off with a clean cloth.

Remove Ketchup Stains From Wood

Whether you wish to remove ketchup from your maple coffee table or ditch the stain from your oak floor, you can always a use polyurethane sealer to dump the stain. Just soak a clean dry cloth in the solution and wipe the spill. You can treat the non-treated surfaces with a cloth dipped in warm sudsy water. Rinse the floor with a clean damp cloth, wipe it dry, and polish it.

Remember, ketchup drips can ruin your favorite marble floor or priceless fabric like nothing else. Follow the above tips on how to remove ketchup stains and dump the crimson blotches for good.

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