Step 01: Remove as much of the salsa as possible using a cloth or a blunt object.

Step 02: Pre-treat the salsa stain with some Persil® ProClean® Stain Fighter and leave it to soak into the fabric.

Step 03: Wash the garment as normal according to the instructions on the care label. Pay particular attention to the maximum recommended washing temperature.

Done! It’s a good idea to check the stain has been removed after washing. If not, repeat the process.

How to get salsa stains out of clothes

What you’ll want to do first to remove salsa stains is to scrape off as much as possible with a blunt knife or a spoon. Then, place the stained area under a tap and run cold water through the fabric. It’s best to do this from the back of the garment, so that any excess salsa doesn’t affect any other part of the fabric. You could also grab a wet cloth and blot the stain very gently to get rid of the excess salsa, but be careful not to rub vigorously.

Next, gently apply a few drops of liquid laundry detergent, ideally something strong like Persil® ProClean® Stain Fighter, directly onto the stain and gently work it into the fabric. You could use an old toothbrush or simply rub the fabric together in order to work the liquid detergent into stain. Allow the item to sit like this for around 10 minutes. Pre-treating is one of the best methods to learn when it comes to removing salsa stains.

Finally, it’s time to wash the clothes:

  • Pour a liquid laundry detergent into the washing machine, or place a ProClean® Disc™ into the drum of the washing machine before adding your clothing.
  • Depending on the material of the fabric, you will need to choose the correct setting for your machine’s wash cycle. For example, wool  garments need lower temperatures, but cotton or denim can handle higher temperatures. If in doubt, check the care symbols on your garment for the best temperature for washing. Remember, you want to remove salsa stains, but not ruin your garment by washing it incorrectly!
  • After the wash cycle has ended, check to see if the stain has been removed before drying. If not, repeat the above steps again.