Wondering how to go about removing curry stains?
Almost anyone, unless they are basically impervious to accidents, has wondered this at one time or another if they enjoy eating curry.
Curry leaves a very bright stain on basically anything it touches, including your clothes, linen, upholstery and carpet.
The most important thing to remember for curry stain removal is to treat the stain as quickly as possible, before it has time to set.
Below are step by step instructions for removal of a curry stain from linen, clothing and other washable fabric, upholstery and carpet.
Step 1: Scrape off any excess curry from the fabric, being careful not to spread the stain further.
Step 4: If this gets out the stain from the curry go ahead and dry the item, but if it does not, the next step for removing the spots is to apply a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide to the stain, and let sit for approximately half an hour.
Hint: Test the hydrogen peroxide in an inconspicuous area of the garment first to check for color fastness.
Step 5: Rinse, and then launder as normal.
Hint: Make sure the stain is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set the stain. Repeat if necessary.
Step 1: Scrape off as much curry as possible from the upholstery, being careful not to spread the stain further.
Step 3: Using this solution, sponge the spot caused with a clean white cloth.
Step 4: Next, blot at the stain until the liquid is absorbed.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 until the curry stain is removed from the upholstery.
Step 6: If that completely removes the curry stains, you should get plain cold water and a new white cloth and sponge the area to remove the cleaning solution, and then blot dry. If not, next blot the stain with rubbing alcohol, and follow the blotting directions above.
Hint: Be sure to get the upholstery only as wet as necessary to remove the stain.
You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.
The instructions for removing curry stains from carpet is the same as for upholstery.
However, if you don't have luck with these stain removal methods above you can also do something additional with the carpet stain, which is to mix a solution of one tablespoon of ammonia, one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid, and two cups warm water, and use this as a cleaning solution.
Are you a stain magnet like me? If so, check out the A to Z Stain Removal Guide which gives directions for how to remove over 100 types of stains from all kinds of surfaces.
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CAUTION: This website is provided for informational purposes only. It is provided as is, without warranties or guarantees. Some stains and messes just won't come out, and are permanent. Further, some cleaning methods can harm your item, so if what you want to clean or launder is sentimental or expensive call a professional. See disclaimer of liability for more information.
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