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Does Sriracha Stain?

Were you enjoying a nice meal, only to be horrified to discover that you’ve dropped Sriracha down you, or on the floor? Are you now worried your favorite shirt or item of clothing is tarnished, or worse, your carpet is now going to wear a permanent mark? Well, here is what you are going to want to know.

So, does Sriracha stain? Sriracha can stain, particularly if it is left to dry or left on the garment/carpet or item of upholstery for too long. That being said, if you act promptly, blot first, and use a small amount of appropriate stain remover, you can remove most stains permanently.

As with any stain, a lot has to do with how quickly you act.

If you are able to take action promptly, your chances of success are naturally going to be much higher.

That’s because you’ll be preventing the pigment in the chili from seeping, and giving less time to bond to the fibers.

So, if you are reading this in the immediate aftermath of a stain, be sure to move on to the following steps as soon as you can!

How To Get Sriracha Out Of Clothing

The following steps can be used to get Sriracha out of most items of clothing:

Step One: Lift or Blot

If the Sriracha is yet to dry, blot the stain with a blunt knife.

If it has already dried, lift as much sauce off as you can without compromising the garment.

Step One: Pre-Treat

Pre-treat the stain with a small blob of laundry liquid detergent.

Wait 10 minutes for the detergent to work its way into the stain.

Once this time is up, rinse the clothing through with lukewarm water from the wrong side.

Step Three: Dip Clean

Dip a cloth into a solution of rubbing alcohol or distilled white vinegar; hand sanitizer has even been known to work too (due to the high alcohol content).

Then, gently massage the cloth into the stain. It should begin to lighten.

You can repeat as needed until the stain has gone.

Step Four: Stain Remover (Optional)

If you are working on a particularly stubborn stain, you may need to use a stain remover.

This is the kind of product you need to buy and use from Amazon.

Only use a small amount, to begin with. It is also best to test it on a hidden part of the clothing, or another fabric before use.

How To Get Sriracha Out Of Carpet Or Upholstery

If you want to remove Sriracha from the carpet or upholstery, the process will look a little different towards the end.

Just consider that if you are attempting to remove a stain from a particularly old or valuable piece of upholstery, you may want to consult a professional first.

You do not want to cause any long-term damage and they may have another approach that could work better.

Step One: Lift or Blot

If the Sriracha is yet to dry, blot the stain with a blunt knife.

If it has already dried, lift as much sauce off as you can without compromising the carpet/upholstery.

Step Two: Mix Solution

Create a solution by mixing:

  • Three Teaspoons of Handwashing Dishwasher Soap,
  • 1/2 Cup of Distilled White Vinegar,
  • 2 Cups of Cool Water

Ensure it is mixed thoroughly together.

Step Three: Blot The Stain

Dip a cloth/sponge into the solution and blot the stain gently.

Step Four: Rinse

Rinse and blot away the cleaning solution with a second clean cloth and water.

Step Five: Air Dry & Vacuum

And then you’re done. The stain should be removed!


Sriracha is great but not when you get it down you or on the carpet/upholstery!

Thankfully, despite containing chilis, spices, and vinegar, most stains from most brands and recipes of Sriracha can quite easily be removed.

Particularly if you act fast.

Just a few quick things to run over before you go ahead and attempt to remove the stain.

It is generally best to test any cleaning solution/detergent or product first – you do not want to permanently cause discoloring!

Secondly, consider that some older stains may require you to repeat the process a few times. Sometimes the stain will only faintly disappear the first time around. For complete removal, you may need to work a little harder.

Lastly, do consider the fabric and materials you are working with.

For instance, stains can be set on some fabrics on high heat; so be careful if you are considering using a dryer.

Other garments may be dry clean only, and for those, you need to be especially careful not to cause accidental damage.

Rubbing is generally not a good idea.

Remember to blot. And blot only.