How to remove barbecue sauce stains from clothes

  1.  Scrape off any excess BBQ sauce using a spoon or the dull side of a knife.
  2. Flush water through the back of the stain using  cool water. Because of the -starch based nature of the stain,  
  3. Rub some Persil® liquid laundry detergent into the stain from both sides. Let it sit for about 10 minutes, giving the enzymes enough time to work their magic and lift the stain.
  4. Rinse out the detergent.
  5. Launder as usual, following the care instructions on the label of the garment.
  6. Check the stain once the wash cycle is finished. If the stain is still there, repeat the pre-treatment process and launder the garment again. Though it might be tempting, don’t throw the garment in the dryer just yet if the stain persists, otherwise it might set permanently, making it nearly impossible to remove BBQ sauce stains.
  7. For extra-stubborn stains, you might need to give the garment a good soak in a solution with Persil® detergent for about 30 minutes or so before throwing it into the washing machine again.
  8. Once the stain has gone, feel free to dry the garment as usual.

Choosing the right detergent

BBQ sauce is both tomato-based and starch -based, meaning you’ll need to reach for a powerful liquid laundry detergent with stain-fighting enzymes to get the job done. Get Persil® Proclean® Stain Fighter to do the heavy lifting for you.

How to remove BBQ sauce stains from delicates

When you’ve been at a rather upscale BBQ, and BBQ sauce got onto your delicate shirt in spite of you wearing a bib, you might feel like getting out the stain is a lost cause. However, with a bit of patience, it can still be possible to remove BBQ sauce stains.

You’ll have to do a spot check on an inconspicuous part of the garment first to check for both colorfastness and to make sure the material can stand up to the detergent. Scrape off any excess BBQ sauce and flush the stain out using cold water. Rub in a bit of liquid detergent, and let the garment soak in a solution for 15 to 30 minutes. Then wash according to care instructions. Because delicates often need to be washed by hand, you may need to repeat the pre-treatment and washing process. Garments that are dry clean only should be taken to the cleaners’ as soon as possible. Point out the BBQ sauce stain so the professionals know how to best treat it.