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How to remove soy sauce stains from clothes, step-by-step

Step 01: Dab as much sauce off your clothes as possible (don’t rub!).

Step 02: Turn the garment inside out and rinse the back of the affected area with cold running water.

Step 03: Wash according to the instructions on the care label with an appropriate detergent for the color and fabric type of your clothing. Why not try Persil® ProClean® OXI Power or Stain Fighter?

Soy sauce stain removal tips before washing

If you’ve found yourself with a soy sauce stain on your favorite piece of clothing, then time is of the essence, regardless of whether you’re at a restaurant or eating at home. First, scrape away any food using a blunt knife or spoon, then blot the excess sauce with a napkin or paper towel to soak up as much of the condiment as possible. Avoid rubbing at the stain, as this can force it deeper into the fabric.

The next step in how to get a soy sauce stain out is to hold the garment under cold running water to help prevent the soy sauce from setting. However, be sure to hold the clothing item such that the stain flushes out directly into the sink, and not through the back of your shirt or dress, for example.

As soon as you can, spot treat the soy sauce stain by directly pouring liquid laundry detergent onto the blemished area. Rub the detergent into the stain very gently using your fingers or even the edges of the fabric – an old toothbrush is equally a good idea! Let it sit on the stain for around 10 minutes and then rinse using cold water before washing. As for the type of detergent, something tough like Persil® ProClean® Stain Fighter is highly recommended to complete soy sauce stain removal the right way.

How to remove a soy sauce stain by washing

Now comes the time where you’ll have to place the item in the washing machine. Wash the garment according to the hottest temperature written on the label’s care instructions. Use the Stain Fighter liquid detergent or feel free to try the new Persil® Stain Fighter Discs™. This useful pre-measured detergent is already filled inside and simply have to be placed in the washing machine drum, along with your laundry.

After the washing machine cycle has ended, check the soy sauce stain to see if it has completely gone before drying the item on a clothesline or a dryer, as stains can set once dried. If the stain is still present, try the same tips as above and repeat the washing process. Commercial stain removers help to get rid of stains, particularly for white laundry. If your garment is dry clean only, then be sure to take the clothing item to a professional for cleaning before performing any stain removal steps yourself.

Does soy sauce come out of clothes?

Be quick and smart about how you wash your clothing and it will look great once again. For more stain removal tips, check out our page on other sauces in case there’s another food catastrophe!

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