STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE: Mustard

Mustard

Mustard tastes great on hot dogs and looks great in potato salad and other dishes.  However it doesn’t look so good on your wool rugs. The bright yellow color we all know as “mustard” actually isn’t even the natural color.  The color comes from the turmeric spice that is essential to the flavor. The natural color of mustard seed actually ranges from a very pale yellow to dark brown.  By some accounts it was the very first condiment ever used by humans. The ancient Greeks and Romans used their seeds as a cure for soothing aches and pains, an appetite stimulant and to ease toothaches. 

“Using a few common items found around your house you can remove that awful mustard stain as well as the odor”

1. Equipment Needed

Neutral PH wool cleaner (woolite)     Terry towel   White vinegar   Warm water    Ammonia

2. Steps 

1.

Mix 1 tablespoon of woolite, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, and 1 cup of warm water.

2.

Apply cleaning mixture directly to the stained area and let sit for 3-5 minutes.

3.

Rinse area with cold water and blot up with clean Terry cloth.

4.

Repeat steps 1-3 as needed until stain is gone.

5.

Mix 1 tablespoon of ammonia with 1 cup of cold water.

6.

Apply mixture directly to treated area to neutralize vinegar smell.

7.

Repeat steps 1-6 until stain and smell are gone.

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