How To Remove BBQ Sauce Stains

BBQ sauce stain on a shirt

I am probably the messiest eater in the world and am famous for making stains on my shirts.

Since I like to slap a lot of BBQ sauce on things such as ribs it is almost certain that I spill something. And sometimes that is on my clothes.

So, What is the best way to remove BBQ sauce stains?

How To Begin

I know there is not just one way to remove stains but the best way to start is by scraping off as much of the sauce as possible with a spoon.

Whatever you do, don’t rub the stain. This will only make it go deeper into the fabric and make it harder to remove.

Steps To Remove BBQ Sauce Stains

For the next step, I have found several options.

Step 1

  • Rince from the back with cold water.
  • Soak the stain in water to dilute the sauce.

Step 2

Soak the stain with laundry detergent and let it sit for a while. This will help to soften the oil that is in the sauce.

Step 3

Rinse again with cold water.

Step 4

For stubborn stains use Peroxide by using a sponge and dipping it on the stain.

“Warning: You can also use vinegar but newer mix Peroxide and vinegar. This will form an acid and fumes that can hurt your skin or eyes.”

Step 5

Add a new blast of laundry soap and rub it in with your fingers.

Step 6

Put it in the washer with detergent.

More Tips On How To Remove BBQ Stains From Clothes

A video can explain things a lot better and I found one that shows all the steps.

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How To Avoid BBQ Stains On Clothes

According to my wife, I should wear a bib while eating BBQ. And that might be the best tip to avoid BBQ sauce stains.

Just try to put your head a little forward and away when you take a bite.

If you have any tips or ideas on how to remove or avoid BBQ sauce stains leave them in the comments below.

If you like to know some tips on BBQ sauces you can go to the grill recipe page to find them.

Eddie van Aken

Eddie van Aken brings years of experience from running a full-service restaurant, where he honed his skills with all types of kitchen equipment. His expertise extends to mastering the art of outdoor cooking, utilizing the right recipes to enhance flavors on grills and smokers. Eddie’s in-depth knowledge allows him to provide comprehensive grill reviews and valuable outdoor cooking tips, helping enthusiasts make the most of their grilling adventures. You can read more on the¬†About page for Eddie van Aken

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