How to Remove Soy Sauce Stains.

How to Remove Soy Sauce Stains.


Soy Sauce is the Asian version of Ketchup. It’s THE Asian condiment! We use it for everything that is edible, from rice to fish, vegetables to eggs. It can be used as a dipping sauce or a marinade, made into a spread or used in place of salt. The down side of soy sauce is that it’s dark brown-black looking and that creates an ugly stain when it’s spilled on your clothes or furniture. Attend to a soy sauce stain immediately for the best results, this stain will cause you endless headaches if allowed to oxidize.

Vaska Laundry Detergent and Heinz White Distilled Vinegar:


A Different technique and product to use on items with delicate colors is an Enzyme Stain Remover.

Bio Kleen’s Bac-Out: found in your local Whole Foods grocery store.


A stain remover and technique to be used on a large or stubborn soy sauce stained area.

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.


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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