How Do I Get Spaghetti Sauce Stains Out of a Blouse?

Spilling spaghetti sauce on your blouse doesn't have to be the end of the world.

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Spilling spaghetti sauce on your blouse can leave you feeling like you've just ruined a perfectly good top and all because you wanted a little pasta for dinner. But all is not lost, some fast thinking and action can help get that spaghetti sauce out of the blouse. Just remember that not all stains can be removed entirely, and that moving fast is your best chance of keeping your blouse out of the rag bag.

1.

Blot up as much of the spaghetti sauce as possible, using a thick cloth you don't mind getting stained. Avoid rubbing the spot, since this will just force the sauce further into the fabric. Keep blotting until you've gotten up as much of the spaghetti sauce as possible.

2.

Use a clean sponge or cloth to blot the area with cool water. Don't use hot or even warm water, because the heat may cause the sauce to set into the fabric.

3.

Apply a stain removal product to the sauce stain and gently press the sides of the fabric together where the stain is located. Wait 10 minutes.

4.

Dampen a new cloth or sponge and blot away the stain-removal product from the stain.

5.

Apply some distilled white vinegar to a new, clean cloth and blot the tomato stain until no more stain comes up from the fabric.

6.

Blot at the stained area with a clean, damp cloth or sponge. If the blouse is still stained, repeat the stain removal and vinegar steps until the stain seems to be gone.

7.

Apply some more stain removal product and wash in cold water and laundry detergent. Air dry the blouse, but only after you've made sure the sauce stain is gone. If there is still a small stain, repeat the cleaning process until the stain is gone.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Clean cloth(s)

3.White vinegar

5.Laundry detergent

2.Sponge(s)

4.Stain removal product

 

Tips & Tricks

 

If the spaghetti sauce stain seems impossible to get out, apply a little liquid laundry detergent to the stain and rub the sides of the fabric together. Put the blouse in a container of warm water and let it sit 30 minutes. Then repeat the above cleaning steps until the stain is out.

 

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