In the United States, mustard is a common condiment for hot dogs and sausages, as well as a flavoring for anything from mustard glazed salmon to potato salad. The stains can be difficult to remove depending on the hue of mustard you use – yellow, orange, spicy, or mild.
How to Disinfect Washable Clothes with Mustard
Mustard stains are caused by either the yellow pigment found in mustard seeds or the turmeric found in the majority of commercial mustard recipes. Since the yellow stain has the potential to stain fibers, it is important to remove it immediately.
To start, scrape any remaining mustard solids from the stained cloth with the edge of a spoon, blunt knife, or credit card. Avoid rubbing the stain with a paper napkin, since this would spread the stain deeper into the cloth, making cleaning more difficult. Blot the region with a white cloth or paper towel soaked in clear water after washing the solids. This will not remove the stain; rather, it will dilute the mustard, allowing it to be removed properly.
As soon as possible, sponge the stain with a small amount of unscented rubbing alcohol or non-sudsing household ammonia and thoroughly rinse.
How to Get Rid of Mustard Stains in Carpet
Begin by treating the stain immediately. If the mustard is too dry, add a dollop of freshly made wet mustard and set aside for five minutes. Believe it or not, this will assist in removing the stain and preventing the mustard from spreading when water is applied.
Remove the mustard glob from the carpet with a blunt knife or the tip of a spoon. Rub the mustard into the fibers to increase its penetration.
1 tbsp dishwashing detergent + 2 tbsp warm water Using a clean white cloth dipped in the solution, blot the stain. As the mustard stain is added to the fabric, continue moving to a clear portion of the cloth.
Stop and wipe away any remaining moisture with a dry white cloth or paper towel, then repeat with the detergent solution until the stain is removed or the wet cloth is stained no longer. Finally, use clear water to thoroughly clean the place. Using a clean cloth dipped in clear water, blot any suds that could have brought more dirt to the carpet.
Allow the carpet to air dry in a shaded area away from direct sunlight before the stain is fully removed. If the stain persists, prepare a solution of oxygen bleach and cool water as directed on the box. Apply the oxygen bleach solution to the carpet with a smooth bristle cloth. Allow the solution to work for at least one hour before blotting with a towel and rinsing with cold water. Rep the procedure until the stain is fully removed. Allow for natural drying before vacuuming the carpet fibers to remove them.