Remove mustard stains: That's how it works


He tastes delicious on sausages, hamburgers and other meat. Especially in Germany mustard is very popular, so there are also countless varieties. But they all have one thing in common: They leave ugly yellow, stubborn stains. With these home remedies you can fight them.

Home remedies for mustard spots

  • Salmiakgeist
  • Glycerine or benzine
  • chlorine-containing bleaches (only for white and colorfast laundry!)
  • curd soap
  • Gallseife

Instructions for removing fresh mustard stains

1. Absorb immediately

Using a cloth, gently pick up the excess, damp mustard and then squeeze another clean spot on the cloth to suck the mustard out of the fibers.

2. Rinse

Put some dishwashing liquid or dishwashing detergent (is a bit stronger) with a little warm water on the stain and rub vigorously.

Rinse your clothes under warm water. If necessary, repeat the soaping.

Is not the stain gone? Then proceed as described in the following instructions.

Instructions for removing dried and stubborn mustard stains on textiles, the carpet, the sofa or the car seat

  • Glycerin or benzine
  • dish soap
  • laundry detergent
  • possibly gall soap
  • blunt knife
  • Vacuum cleaner (for stains on carpets and upholstery)
  • Toothbrush or brush (for stains on the carpet or on upholstered furniture)

1. Scrape off the stain

First, remove the dried remains of the mustard by gently scraping over with a blunt knife.

Knock off textiles and use a vacuum cleaner to remove scraps from carpets or upholstery.

2. Soak the stain

Put some glycerine or white spirit on the stain and work it in by rubbing the fabric together or brushing it over with a brush.

Let the stain rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

3. Rinse

Rinse textiles under running, warm water.

Padding and carpet dab with a sponge and a little warm water.

4. After treatment and washing

If any remains of the stain are visible, apply a little gall soap on it before washing (do not rinse!) The washing machine. Wash textiles as hot as possible in a full wash cycle.

Carpets, sofas or car seats can also be treated with gall soap if necessary (be careful with sensitive materials!). Then put some mild detergent and warm water on the spot and brush them out well.

Soak up the liquid with a cloth and put clear water on it once or twice, which you immediately absorb each time to remove any soap residue.

Finally, a large-scale cleaning with a steam cleaner is recommended to prevent the formation of edges.


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