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Removing Mustard Stains from Clothing

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Mustard stains are notoriously difficult to remove from clothing. While it may not be easy you can get the stain out and have your clothes looking as good as new again. This is a guide about removing mustard stains from clothing.
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August 15, 20050 found this helpful

What can I use to clean a mustard stain from a white cotton shirt?

J. Losasso

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August 28, 20052 found this helpful

There is a laundry product called "Biz" It comes in a powder. Make a paste, put it on the shirt, leave overnight then wash. My niece's baby smeared mustard all over her white handsmocked dress at a wedding reception. An elderly aunt shared this tip and it worked perfectly for her and has for me as well!

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August 18, 20051 found this helpful

The most effective method I have found for removing stains consists of water and Cascade (actually, I use the Wal-Mart generic brand). Just fill one side of your kitchen sink with warm-hot water. While it's filling add some powdered dishwasher detergent. Mix with your hand or whatever till dissolved. Then place your garment in the sink. Swish it around a little bit to saturate. Let it sit overnight and the next morning throw it in the washer. You'll be amazed! The stain will be gone when you pull it out of the sink in the morning.

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August 22, 20051 found this helpful

Oxygen (all-fabric) bleach makes a great presoak. Make a strong solution by dissolving the recommended amount for a full washload in a container big enough to immerse the shirt. Soak as long as you want, all day if necessary. (Use hot water unless you're worried about shrinkage.) Use more oxygen bleach in the washer. Repeat if necessary. For white cotton, you can also use the old standby, chlorine bleach, but be sure to follow the directions. It can weaken the fabric, causing holes.

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August 15, 20050 found this helpful

Yellow mustard stains are notoriously difficult to remove from clothing. Rub glycerine into the stain and let soak in before washing. You may need to rinse the spot with cold water and add more glycerine before washing if the spot is really stubborn.

By truerblue

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By guest (Guest Post)
August 18, 20050 found this helpful

J,

One hint is to use white cleaning cloth so the cloth won't dye the item you're cleaning. Good Luck.

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August 22, 20050 found this helpful

Will the glycerine solution work on a sweater that has already been laundred and let hang dry?

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By guest (Guest Post)
October 25, 20050 found this helpful

I just used BIz and was suprised that it removed a mustard stain from a shirt I already washed. Big up to speedmom.

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June 3, 20080 found this helpful

Well if it's a white shirt you should deff use bleach with hot water, theres a 100% chance that this will work for you, my mom uses it alll the time and if it's coulored clothes use something like oxy deep now that stuff works!

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February 18, 20160 found this helpful

to get mustard out of a shirt I put some tide liquid laundry soap and rub it on the stain let it soak then I put some spray and wash on it after one day and wash itif for some reason the stain is still there lightly do it one more time but do not dry the material until the stain is gone or it will never come out

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March 23, 20170 found this helpful

Barbadsol shaving cream. Scape off dry mustard and apply shaving cream. Let sit briefly and gentle massage stain area till shaving cream is rubbed away. Rinse in cool water, dab excess water and let dry.

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August 20, 20110 found this helpful

How do I remove mustard stains from a white cotton shirt?

By Lisa from Colfax

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August 23, 20110 found this helpful

Clorox stain remover pens, or cheaper route dawn dish soap on stain.

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August 17, 2010

How do you get mustard out of a polyester and cotton shirt?

By Joyce from Woodinville, WA

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August 17, 20100 found this helpful

How can mustard be removed from clothing?

By steve123 from Gaithersburg, MD

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Mustard Stains on Clothing

Mean Green. (08/05/2009)

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By lorraina

Mustard Stains on Clothing

Carbona makes a line of special stain removers you can find in Shoprite supermarket. I would try it first.

Whatever you use. Use it in cold water and do not put item in dryer until you are certain it is out. Heat sets the stain. (08/06/2009)

By dvg

Mustard Stains on Clothing

Try glycerine, found in any pharmacy department. It has worked for me many times.
(08/13/2009)

By Sandy/Pittsburgh

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July 5, 20170 found this helpful

glycerin did not work to get mustard out of my vintage lace tablecloth now trying resolve and detergent .

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August 4, 20090 found this helpful

How do I remove a mustard stain from a sweater that is 65% viscose and 35% nylon?

Beth from Madison, AL

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Mustard Stains on Clothing

Use an oxygen cleaner like oxyclean. Soak the stained piece of clothing in the recommended concentration of the cleaner and water. If your washing machine has a soak cycle it helps to use it. While the article is soaking turn off the washing machine and allow it to soak as long as it takes to clean the article of the stain. (01/13/2007)

By Phlip

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December 9, 20060 found this helpful

My daughter got a big (and i mean big) mustard stain on her favorite kitty princess t-shirt, and i didn't notice that it did not come out until after i dried it. I need to know if there is anything that i can use to remove this. The kitty seems to be an iron on, so i need something that will not harm that. My daughter and I thank you in advance for any suggestions.

jmz2005 from Illinois

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Mustard Stain on Clothing

Try Zout. It's in your supermarket in a blue bottle over by the pre-washes. I've been using it since it first came out back in the 80s and I swear by it. It's even gotten stains out that have been through the dryer several times! And it has never harmed any of my clothing. If Zout can't get it out, you can forget it - it won't come out. (06/02/2006)

By jrslady

Mustard Stain on Clothing

I use glycerine, found in any pharmacy. A small bottle cost me about $2 and it really works on mustard stains. I was shocked. One pretreat and wash is all it took.
Sandy/Pittsburgh (06/02/2006)

By Sandy from Pittsburgh

Mustard Stain on Clothing

Tide has a product out I purchased two years ago, and it is fantastic. It's call Buzz. It's a little machine by which you take anything out of anything even old stains get lost. (06/03/2006)

By Joan in CT

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