How to Remove Ketchup Stains from a Sport Jacket.

How to Remove Ketchup Stains from a Sport Jacket.

Ketchup! What can I say about Ketchup, it is America’s favorite condiment unless you’re Asian American then its Soy Sauce. That’s a different article for another time. Now we are focusing on ketchup. Ketchup! Ketchup! Ketchup! What ingredients are in ketchup? Tomato’s, vinegar, sugar and oh yeah, water. Knowing the ingredients helps with the stain removal process.


Vaska Laundry Detergent:


Heinz White Distilled Vinegar:


Bio Kleen’s Bac-Out an Enzyme Stain Remover:

Repeat these steps again if necessary.


A stain remover and technique to be used on large or stubborn Ketchup Stained areas.

Borax – Sodium Borate:


Before attempting any stain removal it is important to test the item for colorfastness. Take a white towel and apply a small amount of the product to a corner of the towel. Using that corner of the towel blot a hidden area of the item you wish to spot. Check the towel for color transfer.


It is always best to remove the stain as soon as it happens; while the stain is wet it is much easier to remove. The longer you wait the more difficult it will become, the stain will set and oxidize over time.


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 and cleaning questions.



Karl Huie

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How to remove a Oil Stain from a Silk Jacket.



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