Warmer weather means it’s time to fire up the grill to enjoy some barbeque! Of course, enjoying some BBQ also means dealing with unwelcomed barbeque stains on your clothes! When it comes time to do your laundry, discovering your tasty BBQ left its mark can be frustrating.
Between our wash and fold service and busy coin laundry, we deal with these barbeque stains every day and have a few tips that may help.
Barbecue stains are stubborn, more so, if left for a longer period of time on your clothes. Although the ingredients vary, most barbecue sauces are made up of vinegar, tomato paste, or mayonnaise and liquid smoke, onion powder, mustard, black pepper, and sweeteners such as sugar or molasses. This plant and oil-based sauce leaves behind a greasy residue on garments and a discolored spot. You can follow a simple step-by-step process to remove barbeque stains from your clothing or fabric.
Tip – Do not soak the fabric in water before this step! It can cause the stain to spread to other parts of the fabric.
Tip: Use cold water as hot water can set the stain and make it almost impossible to remove!
Tip: Make sure both the sides of the stain are soaked well with the detergent.
Tip: Using lukewarm water will ensure the best results!
Tip: Even a mild bleach can discolor your garment. Hence, if you are in doubt, skip this step!
Tip: Apply the stain removal liquid or gel on both sides of the stain to ensure that it gets removed completely from your favorite piece of clothing!
Tip: Line-dry the clothing and check again before putting it in the dryer!
You can repeat steps #3 through #6 if you see the stain is still there!
We, at Laundromart of Four Corners, offer wash-dry-fold services that let you spend less than 5 minutes dropping off your laundry and 2 minutes to pick it up clean and folded. Plus, it’s usually done in 24 hours! We have a state-of-the-art coin laundry facility with hi-tech, fast machines that are soft on your clothes, but hard on pre-treated stains, including barbecue stains.
Let us take care of your laundry woes as you sit back, relax and spend some quality time with your loved ones! We are just a call away!
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