How to Remove Pesto Sauce Stains from a Sweatshirt.

How to Remove Pesto Sauce Stains from a Sweatshirt.


No matter who won the fight, you, your fork, or your friend sitting across the table from you, the results are the same. Pesto Sauce everywhere! Luckily pesto sauce is more of less oil and herbs. So once we break down the oil everything else will lift off with it. End the victory dance quickly and treat the pesto sauce stains and prepare to battle again.


Dawn Dishwashing Liquid:



Something Stronger – CitraSolv Degreaser:


For large pesto sauce stained areas or Items with excess color loss: Soak the entire item in the solution of 1 ounce of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, 5 ounces of CitraSolv Degreaser per 1 gallon of water for several hours or overnight.


Remember to always evaluated color and material. Test for color bleeding in a hidden area of the garment before proceeding with any stain removal product. Using a white towel apply a small amount of the solution onto the towel and dab a hidden area of the garment. If color transfers to the towel re-evaluate the use of the product and technique. Rubbing and scrubbing can cause excess color lost.


Finish by cleaning the entire item as recommended by the care label.


Seek professional help if necessary. If you have a good relationship with your green dry cleaners they will be more than happy to help you with stain removal questions.



Karl Huie

Pacific Heights Cleaners in San Francisco and Sausalito is your resource for cleaning tips and garment care information.

A certified green dry cleaner by the Bay Area Green Business Program and the San Francisco Department of Environment.

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