Removing Mustard Stains from Clothing

August 15, 2005

Man Holding Burger with Mustard Stain on his TieWhat can I use to clean a mustard stain from a white cotton shirt?

J. Losasso



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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.

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

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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By Ange Watts (Guest Post)
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 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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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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By dude with mustard stain (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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By Kayla (Guest Post)
June 3, 20081 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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February 6, 20180 found this helpful

I just used water and laundry detergent and scrubbed and it came right off!

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November 11, 20190 found this helpful

Fortunately the mustard was on a white part of my shirt and had been dried on for several days. I just used a cotton swab and rubbed it with plain clorox after trying everything else and the stain disappeared .

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August 20, 2011

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

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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?

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