Many people adore gravy – I love it too! It makes meals so much more delicious.
But if you enjoy eating it so much then you most likely will spill it and make a huge mess sooner or later. Gravy stains aren’t fun and can be quite challenging to remove if you don’t know exactly how to treat them. This is why I decided to tell you exactly how I manage to remove gravy stains from clothes, carpet, and even upholstery!
Let’s start with clothes!
The first thing I want to cover is how to remove gravy stains from clothing! Gravy is an oily stain which is a piece of really important information when we want to determine how to remove it.
Now, the first thing you need to do is remove the excess off of the fabric by scooping it with a spoon.
Then I recommend you grab laundry detergent and start treating the affected area with it (apply some of the laundry detergents, rub it in with your fingers, and then allow to sit for 15 minutes). Rinse with water.
Then check whether the stain is gone. If it is, then simply throw the clothing item in the washing machine and wash as usual.
If the stain still remains then treat it again with the laundry detergent.
What about your carpet or even your upholstery?
Okay, the second and third thing I want to cover is how to remove gravy stains from your carpet and your upholstery. There is one cleaning method for both so keep on reading!
Again, you need to remove the excess by scooping it with a spoon.
Then in order to absorb the oil from the stain you need to sprinkle it with a powder – either cornstarch or baking soda. Once you sprinkle it you can grab a soft brush and gently work the powder into the stain. Then let it sit for 30 minutes before vacuuming the powder.
Then, if the stain remains, you can mix a tablespoon of a liquid dishwashing detergent and a tablespoon of household ammonia with two cups of hot water. Dip a sponge in the mixture and treat the stain with it. Once you are done, rinse the area with a damp cloth. Repeat this step until the gravy stain is completely removed!