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How do you get out a spaghetti stain?

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Tomato stains caused by spaghetti sauce can be removed with laundry detergent, stain remover and white vinegar. The garment can be pretreated twice before washing to remove the stain completely. The process of removing tomato based stains may take several hours to complete.

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  1. Rinse the garment

    Rinse the garment in cold water until the excess spaghetti sauce has been removed.

  2. Apply a stain remover

    Apply a small amount of white vinegar to colorfast items, or pour a small amount of regular laundry detergent on the stain if the garment isn't colorfast. Blot the stain gently with a damp towel or sponge to ensure the detergent or vinegar penetrates the fabric.

  3. Rinse the garment with cold water

    Rinse the stain with cold water until the detergent or vinegar has been removed, then wring any excess water out of the fabric.

  4. Apply a stain remover to the garment

    Apply a commercial stain remover to the garment and allow it to sit for 30 minutes.

  5. Wash the garment with laundry detergent

    Wash the garment according to the directions on the care label using regular laundry detergent. If the stain is visible after washing, repeat the process of treating the stain with vinegar or detergent.

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