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How to Get Mayo Out of Clothes

Does mayo stain? You bet it does. It's filled with oil. Learn how to remove a mayonnaise stain from a shirt, clothes, and other fabrics and surfaces.

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Laundry

One
Scrape
Hold the mayo: Scrape away excess mayonnaise, but don’t rinse the stain.

Two
Pre-Treat
Pre-treat with liquid laundry detergent or dish soap.

Three
Wash
Wash on the hottest recommended setting with detergent and Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX® for whites or Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster for colors.

Four
Dry
Before drying, make sure that the stain is gone. Repeat wash if necessary.

Tip

Do Pretreat with Clorox® Stain Remover & Color Booster. Rub in gently 5–10 mins. Do not allow to dry on fabric.

Surfaces

One
Remove
Remove excess mayonnaise.
Two
Wipe
Wipe surface clean with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes. For stuck-on stains try Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes with Micro-Scrubbers.
Three
Rinse
Rinse surface. Mayo days be stain free.