Removing Curry Stains

Curry stains can be difficult to remove from clothing and other fabrics. This is a guide about removing curry stains.


July 2, 2014 Flag
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I got a curry stain on my blue capris. How do I get it out?

By Serena M

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July 2, 20140 found this helpful

First, don't dry the shirt until the stain is removed. Start by running water through the stain to remove as much of the excess curry as possible. Then apply a stain remover like Resolve or something similar. Spray it until saturates the entire stain. Then use a toothbrush to work the stain remover into the stain a bit. Wash the shirt with a load of laundry on a long setting. Check the shirt before drying, if there is a still a faint stain there, repeat the steps above.

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January 23, 2012 Flag
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How do I remove curry stains? The curry stain is on a jacket.

By Lyn

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January 24, 20120 found this helpful

It depends on the fabric the jacket is made of.

I've been lucky that the drips I've had to cope with were sorted by my pouring straight washing up liquid (dishwashing liquid) on the stain, leaving it overnight and then washing it in the hottest possible water the fabric was labelled as able to withstand.

I just saved an acrylic jersey that way, the spot was about the size of a 20p (or just a bit smaller than a $.25USD) coin, and was so yellow-orange on that ivory coloured jersey!

I washed it the next day, air dried the jersey, and the spot was completely gone. I don't know if drying the garment in a tumble dryer would make a difference, you might want to consider air drying anything that's had curry, saffron, butter, and similar spots successfully cleaned out. It's possible the heat of the dryer would cause any residue you can't see after washing to set and be prominent.

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November 9, 2010 Flag
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I need to remove a curry stain off of a new white/black patterned blouse.

By Hilary bull from Tipton, England

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November 9, 20100 found this helpful

Turneric/curry powder are really hard to get out of clothing! You will have to try to bleach the spot out - if it goes onto the black part of the check, maybe you can restore the black after you bleach it. Hydrogen peroxide is a good mild bleach & you can make it stronger by ironing the spot made wet with the peroxide. This may take several applications.

Good luck.

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August 28, 2010 Flag
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How can I get a curry stain out of jeans? I have tried stain remover; it didn't work.

By Sharron from England

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August 28, 20100 found this helpful

Well, sorry to hear that. A main ingredient in curry is

turmeric, which is a lovely yellow natural dye. Regular peroxide in water that's near simmer bleaches a lot of stuff, but it might also bleach the other part of the jean that's in the water. Perhaps you could test an old square of denim by staining it with curry and then try to remove it. If that works put couple of inches in crock pot, bring to near simmer, throw in 8 oz peroxide/brown bottle, 3 percent, let reheat for a minute, and dip in part of jean with stain.

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July 1, 2006 Flag
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I have curry sauce spilled on my carpet and can't remove it. Any ideas on home remedies?

Sharon from Airdrie, Scotland

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July 5, 20060 found this helpful

I use Shout Say on any of my carpet spills, works fine for me even though it's for laundry stains. Use a soft brush or rag in circular way.

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September 21, 20070 found this helpful

Oxy Clean! I had a major spill all over my work pants and work's carpet. It works wonders!

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November 9, 2010 Flag
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Ever had your clothes stained by curry or turmeric and find it impossible to get out? It's actually quite simple, set your stained clothes outside in the sun. It will naturally bleach out the stain and this way you don't have to use detergents to get it out. :)


By abrupt_silence from Seattle, WA


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This removes just about anything! But mustard (turmeric) is about the worst. I saved an eyelet jacket (white) and a favorite ivory sweater with coffee and spaghetti stains with the sun. (06/24/2010)

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