Curry is a spice used in many different foods. It has a unique combination of a sweet and a spicy taste. Many people love the flavor it adds to the food and the more of it you use, the spicier the dish becomes. As good as curry is when it comes to taste, it can leave a nasty yellow stain when it comes in contact with clothing. It only takes a few minutes for curry to begin setting in so it’s vital that you take action right away. If you wait too long before trying to remove the stain it could easily become permanent.
Tips for Removing Curry Stains from Clothing
Start by running warm water over the area where the stain is located and this will wash a big part of it out of the garment. When the water begins to run clear remove it and use a pre-treatment stain remover on the area and wait about five minutes. Apply bleach directly on the stain and then wash using a protein based washing detergent.
Tips for Removing Curry Stains from Non-Bleachable Clothing
When dealing with non-bleachable fabrics fill half a bowel with warm water and the other half with glycerin. In case you’re not familiar with glycerin it’s a colorless thick liquid that will dissolve in warm water. It can be purchased from your local pharmacy or from large retail stores but it can only be purchased in small quantities. Dab the mixture onto the curry stain and wait about twenty to thirty minutes. Next, wash the clothing with an enzyme-based washing detergent.
Set-In Curry Stains
If by some chance you don’t notice the curry stain for awhile or you simply can’t take care of the problem until later, it’s going to be much harder to remove. In this case mix up a solution of one part peroxide to six parts water. Try the solution on an inconspicuous part of the garment to check for color change. If color change does occur, add more water and try again.
If there is no change to the color of the garment, soak the curry stain in the solution for a few hours checking the stain every thirty minutes to an hour for change. Once the stain has dissolved, rinse the garment with warm water and wash in an enzyme based detergent.
Never place liquid detergent onto a curry stain directly because it can cause the area to turn red or brown. Never place clothing in the dryer without removing the stain first because this will permanently set the stain and you will not be able to remove it later. Check the garment after washing to make sure it has been removed. If you still see the curry stain, repeat the treatment.