How to remove a tomato sauce stain?

How to remove a tomato sauce stain? What could be more unpleasant than spilling tomato sauce on a white shirt or on a fabric sofa?

10-Trucs presents some cleaning tips and tricks to remove tomato sauce stains on clothing and fabric.

1. Remove a tomato sauce stain with soapy water

And yes why search and search for the miracle product when a simple soapy water can help you get it all out?!

Indeed, very often cold water mixed with a liquid soap will be enough to say bye bye to this ugly tomato sauce stain.

Soapy water is effective only if the tomato sauce stain is fresh and lightly embedded in the fabric.

No hot water with tomato sauce

To complete the tip above, know that you should never use hot water to clean this type of stain!

Indeed, do not wash a stain of tomato sauce with hot water because the stain will stick even more to the fabric!

If you are instead looking for tips for a fresh tomato stain then better check out these other tips: Remove a tomato stain.

2. Dissolve the tomato sauce with milk

A grandma’s first tip for removing a tomato sauce stain is to use milk. Yes yes milk! ?

Milk is particularly effective in removing a stain of tomato sauce on a leather sofa or even on jeans.

  • Pour milk to completely cover the tomato sauce stain.
  • Rub the stain with a clean cloth until it disappears.

If the tomato sauce stain is old and dry, it is better to use another of our tips below because milk is effective on a fresh stain only.

3. Remove a tomato sauce stain with bleach

You were cooking a recipe for spaghetti sauce when tomato sauce splattered all over your nice white shirt? Don’t panic, especially because bleach can clean that nasty tomato sauce stain!

Indeed, if the garment stained with tomato sauce is white, bleach can be used. Here’s how:

  • Mix one cup of water with one tablespoon of bleach.
  • Soak the tomato sauce stain with bleach
  • Leave on for 1 minute and rinse the garment with cold water
  • Finish cleaning the stain in the washing machine

Bleach is also excellent for stains from mashed carrots on fabric. Come and discover the other tips by following this link: How to remove carrot stains from clothing?

4. Clean the tomato sauce with baking soda

Baking soda is a very popular product on We find baking soda in many tips and tricks on our website!

So here’s how to use it this time around to remove a tomato sauce stain from clothing:

  • Soak the stain with water and sprinkle with baking soda.
  • Leave to act for 1 to 2 minutes on the stain and rub with a slightly damp cloth.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water to finish and pat dry.

You can also substitute milk for water to remove a tomato sauce stain from jeans.

5. Glycerine for a stubborn tomato sauce stain

To succeed in effectively removing a stain of tomato sauce encrusted in the leather, know that glycerin could prove to be a good ally.

  • Mix a little glycerin with water.
  • Dab the stain with a cloth soaked in this mixture.
  • Leave to act and rub again with a damp cloth to finish.

This trick can be used to clean a stain on a leather sofa, for example.

6. Clean tomato sauce stains with vinegar

As a last natural anti-stain tip: white vinegar! Well yes, white vinegar can also make tomato sauce stains disappear!

Vinegar is effective even on tomato sauce stains and old ketchup stains that are well embedded in the fabric.

  • Soak a cloth in white vinegar and gently rub the stain.
  • Rinse the garment in cold water to remove all traces of vinegar.
  • Finish with a normal cycle in the washing machine.

With a good tomato sauce what could be better than a good glass of wine! Here are our tips for quickly cleaning a red wine stain. How to clean a red wine stain?

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