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How to Get Ketchup Out of Clothes

Does ketchup stain? You bet. Check out our ketchup stain removal tips to learn how to remove ketchup from white shirts, jeans, and other clothes and surfaces.

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Laundry

One
Scrape
Carefully scrape away as much of the ketchup as possible with a spoon or butter knife.

Two
Rinse
Rinse the stain from back to front with cool water.

Three
Rub
Gently rub a little detergent into the stain and let it sit 5–10 minutes. Now … where’d you put that hot dog?

Four
Wash
Launder as usual with your favorite detergent along with Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX® for whites or Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster for colors.

Don't When pre-treating with Clorox® Stain Remover & Color Booster, do not allow to dry on fabric.

Surfaces

One
Remove
Remove excess ketchup.
Two
Wipe
Wipe surface clean with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes. For stuck-on stains try Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes with Micro-Scrubbers.