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Remove Soy Sauce Stains

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Remove Soy Sauce Stains

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Soy sauce stains has a tendency to splatter, leaving dark splotchy stains wherever it lands. To remove soy sauce, you need to be quick. But even dried stains have some hope if you're up to soaking them.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 30-45 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Run cold water through the back of the fabric. It's important to use cold water to prevent the soy sauce from setting. Running the cold water through the back of the stain will make sure that the soy sauce has the least distance to travel.
  2. Rub liquid laundry detergent into the stain.

    Use your thumb and fingers to gently rub liquid laundry detergent into the soy sauce. Allow the clothing to sit for 3 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

  3. For white or colorfast clothes

    If you've tested your clothing to see if it is colorfast, or if your garment is white, you can try applying a bleaching agent like vinegar or hydrogen peroxide with a sponge. Do not do this to clothing that is colored or patterned and not colorfast. Alternate between rubbing liquid laundry detergent and the bleaching agent rinsing in between each step. When no more soy sauce can be removed, rinse thoroughly.

  4. If the stain remains, soak the clothing.

    Add liquid laundry detergent and soak the clothing in warm water for 30 minutes. If the stain still remains, try applying a stain remover stick, gel, or spray before washing normally.

What You Need

  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Vinegar or hydrogen peroxide (for white or colorfast clothing)
  • Stain remover stick, gel, or spray

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