How to remove soy sauce stains?

I love sushi. So much that I have it at least once a week but something that I have realized over the years is that no matter how hard I try the soy sauce always either get on my clothes or on my couch. I know that this is a pretty common issue and since I have learned the proper way to remove these types of stains I decided to share them with you. I hope I can be helpful and that you can continue enjoying sushi even when these types of stains occur.

Removing soy sauce from your clothes

Soy sauce is not the worst type of stain you can deal with. It’s actually not even that hard to remove. You just have to be quick with treating it. Of course, blot as much as possible with a paper towel. Then treat the stain with liquid laundry detergent and let it stay for 10 minutes. After that simply throw the clothing piece into the washing machine.

If the stain still remains after you washed the clothing you should grab oxygen bleach, fill a bucket with cool water, and add a small amount of it in there. Then soak the stained area in the mixture for at least 30 minutes.

What about my carpet/ upholstery?

Cleaning soy sauce stains from your carpet or upholstery is not that much different from removing them from your clothes. Again, you should blot the excess with a paper towel.

Then make a mixture of a dishwashing liquid and warm water. Dip a sponge in there and gently treat the stained area. Then grab a clean white cloth and blot the stain. This will transfer the soy sauce from the fabric to the cloth. Then remove the soapy mixture with a damp clean cloth.

In case the stain still remains to make another mixture – this time uses oxygen bleach and some cool water. Apply it on the stain and let it sit for 30 minutes. Rinse the area with a damp cloth and the stain should be completely gone.