Mustard may add a spot of colour to your barbecued meat, but the pigments in the yellow turmeric dye may give your clothes some unwanted colour. When faced with mustard stains, this dye can set into the fibres of the fabric, especially if your first instinct is to rub the stain, which makes it difficult to remove. Instead, you’ll want to use a washing detergent containing bleaching agents, such as those in Ariel, that work to remove these dye particulates in mustard stains. Try these Ariel stain solutions to help you get rid of mustard stains.
Removing mustard stains
Get rid of any excess mustard stains from the garment with a spoon before rinsing under cold, running water.
Soak your garment in the sink with warm water and ½ scoop of Ariel Original Washing Powder for 30 minutes.
Remove excess, again
Repeat step one by removing excess and rinsing.
Pour Ariel Original Washing Liquid directly onto the mustard stain.
Spread the washing detergent over the mustard stain with the pre-treat cap. The flexible fins of the cap can help spread the liquid detergent over the surface of the mustard stain as well as into the garment’s fibres.
Without washing off the washing detergent, place the garment into the washing machine along with other items. Leaving the liquid detergent on the mustard stain will boost your wash performance.
The cap is also a dosing device. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent and place it directly into your washing machine drum, on top of the clothes.
Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s fabric care label.
When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.
If the mustard stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.
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