Last updated on May 31st, 2020 at 05:47 pm
Got a set in mustard stain? No problem, here is what to do to remove set in mustard stains.
Famous last words were spoken between mother and child, “now remember honey be careful in your dress, it’s delicate,” “I will mommy,” as she runs off to find her friends at a local church’s trunk or treat.
Typically Halloween costumes around our house are 75% off, or more clearance finds, or yard sale finds, but this year we had been to Disney, and I had surprised my daughter with a princess makeover complete with a Cinderella dress that soon had become my daughters favorite, and she found any excuse to wear it. I hated for the magic to end with a huge mustard stain.
Several hours later, we arrive home from the trunk or treat, and my daughter was wearing her coat and looking guilty, “mom, I spilled mustard on my dress.” Me “how long ago.” Courtney “over an hour ago.”
I flew into action, getting her to take the dress off, and immediately soaking it in cold water.
Then I spent the next 2 hours reading and trying tips on mustard stain removal, here is what I tried and what I learned.
Something you should know: I rinsed the dressed thoroughly between each step
What Really Works On Mustard Stains
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1. Original Dawn Dish Soap
I first grabbed one of my favorite standbys for all types of stains, which is Dawn Original Dish Soap, and applied it to the stain. It did reduce the stain in color, but it was still very visibly yellow.
2. Tide Vivid
I then placed the dress on a towel on the counter and poured Tide Vivid over the stain, and allowed it to soak for 10 minutes. When I rinsed it off, I did not see any visible difference in the stain.
3. White Vinegar
I found an article online that said, soaking the fabric in white vinegar for 10 minutes is suppose to help. I tried it, and nothing happened.
By now my child is crying, since she got this dress in Disney World, and loves it. I didn’t do what a super mommy would have done soothing her and telling her it would all turn out fine, instead, I kept asking her over and over, “why did you not tell me about this right when it happened?” Don’t worry; I apologized later.
4. Rubbing Alcohol Mixed With Dawn
I then try yet another online tip of mixing one tablespoon rubbing alcohol with three tablespoons Original Dawn and allow it to sit on the stain for 10 minutes.
Stain fades some but is still extremely visible.
5. Hydrogen Peroxide Mixed With Dawn
I begin searching my Pinterest boards for help, I stumble on this pin and give it a try. After letting the mixture of 2 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide mixed with one tablespoon Original Dawn sit on the dress 10 minutes, I finally see a fairly faded stain.
7. Soaking Overnight In Super Washing Soda
I take a moment off stain removal duty to hug my daughter and reassure her I still love her. I tell her I am not angry about the stain but am disappointed by her deceitfulness of hiding it for an hour instead of confronting me right away. She agrees that hiding it was not worth it, and hugs me back.
I then get back to stain removal. I grab the box of Super washing soda and see that one the back it states: “gets out stubborn mustard stains.”
I followed the directions on the back of the box and soaked the dress overnight, and by morning the stain is but a shadow of its former self. I then let it soak all day. I rinsed it out and let it drip dry. When the dress dried, the stain was gone!
What I learned from this
The best way to get 1-hour old mustard stains out of delicate fabric is first to soak the stain in cold water, then prepare a mix of hydrogen peroxide and Original Dawn and let it sit on the stain for 10 minutes, rinse clothing and place in a bath of super washing soda and allow to soak for up to 24 hours if needed.
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