How to Remove Mustard and Ketchup Stains From Fabric

You don't have to wear the evidence of a great hotdog forever. Here's how to get ketchup and mustard out of your clothes.

  1. Remove excess mustard or ketchup by scraping with a dull knife or blotting with paper towels.
  2. Sponge stain with cool water.
  3. Gently work a mild detergent into stain.
  4. Rinse in cool water.
  5. Apply a laundry stain remover.
  6. Wash and air dry.

Things You Will Need

  • Ammonia
  • Laundry Detergents
  • Stain Removers
  • Dull Knife
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper towels


  • Avoid exposing the fabric to heat until the stain is completely lifted.
  • Treat dry-cleanable fabrics professionally.
  • Mix a solution of 1 tbsp. ammonia and 2 cups water if stain persists, and blot on spot.

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