How Do I Remove Spaghetti Stains on Clothes?

Remove spaghetti stains with white vinegar.

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As you slurp those long noodles, spaghetti sauce may spray colorful dots all over your clothes. Most spaghetti stains are tomato-based, which leave behind bright red marks. The stains require a mixture of different cleaning agents to combat the blemishes and remove them completely from your clothing. Conquer saucy stains by showing them who's boss.

1.

Wet a paper towel with cold water. Blot and lift as much of the spaghetti stain as possible with the paper towel.

2.

Hold the clothing over a sink, with the back of the stains facing up. Flush the stains with cool water.

3.

Pour 1 tsp. of liquid laundry detergent onto the front of the stains. Gently tap the detergent into the stains with your fingers. Allow the detergent to remain on the stains for five minutes. Rinse the detergent from the clothes with cool water from the sink.

4.

Pour 2 tbsp. of white vinegar onto a white cloth. Blot the vinegar onto the remaining spaghetti stains. Rinse the vinegar from the clothes with cool water. Repeat the third and fourth steps until the stains no longer diminish from the clothes.

5.

Spray the remaining stains with a stain remover. Place in the washer, and launder normally with 1 tsp. liquid laundry detergent.

6.

Remove from the washer, and inspect the stains. If they remain, rub 1/2 tsp. of liquid laundry detergent into the stains.

7.

Fill a sink with warm water. Place the clothes into the sink for 30 minutes. Remove and place into the washer. Add 1/2 cup of bleach for white clothes or color-safe bleach for colored to the wash, along with 1 tsp. of detergent. Launder normally.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Paper towels

3.2 tbsp. white vinegar

5.1/2 cup of bleach or color-safe bleach

2.Liquid laundry detergent

4.Stain remover

 

Tips & Tricks

 

Repeat the entire process until the spaghetti stains are completely removed.

 

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