A Worcestershire sauce stain can happen fast, and unfortunately this type of stain can be pretty noticeable, especially on a light colored surface.
The key to removing worcestershire sauce stains, as with all condiment stains, is to act as quickly as possible with stain removal.
That is especially true with "Wooster sauce" because of its dark color.
This is not to say that you can't remove stains caused by this condiment if they are old, but you may need longer for pretreating, presoaking, and also more effort and multiple washings and stain removal treatments.
Below are instructions for how to remove stains caused by Worcestershire sauce from fabric, upholstery and carpet.
Step 1: Flush the stained fabric with cold water, being careful not to spread the stain further.
Step 2: Sponge ammonia onto the stained area of the fabric, being careful first to check in an inconspicuous area to make sure that the ammonia will not harm the fabric.
Step 3: Rinse out the ammonia and the spot caused by the sauce.
Step 4: You may need to repeat steps 2-3 a couple of times to remove most or all of the stain.
Step 5: Pretreat the stain with a laundry stain remover.
CAUTION: Make sure neither the laundry stain remover, detergent or bleach you use after treating the fabric with ammonia contains chlorine bleach. Chlorine bleach and ammonia, mixed together can make a poisonous gas.
Step 6: Launder as usual.
Step 1: Mix a solution of two cups cool water and one tablespoon dishwashing liquid.
Step 2: Using this solution, sponge the stain with a clean white cloth.
Step 3: Next, blot at the stain until the liquid is absorbed.
Step 4: Repeat steps 2-3 until the stain from the Worcestershire sauce is removed from the upholstery.
Step 5: Now that the stain is removed you should get plain cold water and a new white cloth and sponge the area to remove the cleaning solution, and then blot dry.
Hint: Be sure to get the upholstery only as wet as necessary to remove the stain caused by the Worcestershire sauce.
You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.
The instructions for removing stains from worcestershire sauce from carpet is the same as for upholstery.
However, if you don't have luck with this stain removal method above you can also do something additional with the carpet stain, which is to mix a solution of one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups warm water, and use this as a stain removal 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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