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How to Get Ketchup Stains Out of Clothes and Other Fabric

Watch more Stains & Laundry videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Get ketchup stains out with tried-and-true removal tricks. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Remove ketchup Remove the spilled ketchup quickly and carefully by wiping it from the fabric with a napkin or towel. Tip Do not dab or blot the ketchup -- this will only spread it around and make the stain bigger Step 2: Rinse under the faucet Remove the garment as soon as practical, turn it inside out, and run cold water through the back of the stain to force the ketchup out of the fabric. Step 3: Apply detergent Apply liquid detergent to the stain and gently work it into the ketchup by rubbing the fabric together. Step 4: Soak and rinse Leave the detergent on the stain and soak the garment in a bucket of warm water for 30 minutes. Then rinse the soap away. Tip Check your washing machine for a pre-soak setting. Step 5: Use a bleaching agent Apply a mild bleaching agent, like hydrogen peroxide or white vinegar, with a sponge if the garment is white or you have tested its color-fastness. Step 6: Repeat Repeat detergent and bleaching agent applications if the stain persists. Step 7: Apply a commercial stain remover Apply a commercial stain remover, allow the garment to sit for at least five minutes, and launder according to label directions. Make sure the stain is gone before putting the garment into a clothes dryer. Now go finish your burger and fries, stain-free! Did You Know? Ketchup was first made of mushrooms or fish brine, herbs, and spices.
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