Spilled a load of Buffalo sauce down you? Not sure how is best to get it out without ruining your clothes? Not a problem. I’m here to help. And let’s not hang around – this is what you need to do.
So, how do you get Buffalo sauce out of clothes? The best way to get Buffalo sauce out of clothes is to gently spot treat the stain by rubbing in baking powder, laundry detergent, distilled vinegar, or another suitable stain removal product. Be sure to scrape off excess Buffalo sauce first and act as soon as possible. You may need to repeat several times and for the stain to completely come out.
It’s infuriating isn’t it.
Besides, I have done this more times than I can remember.
And perhaps more times than I am willing to share.
Thankfully I have discovered the best way to remove this spicy sauce as quickly and effortlessly as possible.
That’s what matters, after all, eh?
But what is the right method for you does depend on what you have lying around the house, what you can get your hands on fastest, and the amount/brand of buffalo sauce you’ve dropped down yourself.
Nevertheless, let us look at the tested solution in more detail. That way, you’ll be sure to do it right!
- 1 How Do You Get Buffalo Sauce Stains Out?
- 2 Are Buffalo Sauce Stains Permanent?
- 3 Finally
- 4 Related Questions
How Do You Get Buffalo Sauce Stains Out?
You get Buffalo sauce stains out with a methodical approach to cleaning – using the right products at the right time and as quickly as you can after spillage.
Regardless of the type of clothing you have, you can follow the steps below to remove the stain.
Let’s begin with the items you will need:
- Knife or Spoon,
- Liquid Laundry Detergent,
- White Vinegar/Rubbing Alcohol
- Paper Towel(s)
- Optional: Baking Powder
Step One: Remove Excess Sauce
First and foremost you want to quickly remove any excess Buffalo sauce residue.
Use a knife, spoon, or even an flat surface utensil to get under the sauce and remove it from the clothing.
Be very careful not to blot or push the sauce deeper into the clothing. Also, be sure to try to do this before the sauce has a chance to dry.
Step Two: Cold Water Rinse
Next, if you have baking powder to hand, you can liberally coat the stain with this dry leavening agent. Be sure to cover the stain.
Let it sit for 10-15 minutes to soak into the stain.
Once done, turn the clothing over and run cold water through to wash the baking powder out.
Equally, if you are not working with baking powder, you can proceed to the cold water rinse after removing the excess sauce in the step discussed above.
Step Three: Laundry Detergent
Afterward, you will want to gently rub some laundry detergent into the site of the stain. You only need a small amount.
But, be sure to apply the detergent to both sides of the stain on the clothing.
Let this sit for 5-10 minutes.
Once you’re finished, proceed to wash this out with cold water.
Step Four: Vinegar or Rubbing Alchohol
Again depending on what you have around or you can quickly get your hands on, next you will need to blot the stain with either white vinegar or rubbing alcohol.
Either are known to work well.
Be sure to use plenty of either substance and blot the spot with a little additional force this time.
Then, rinse out the vinegar or rubbing alcohol – again with cold water.
Step Five: Repeat As Necessary
Repeat steps 1-4 if the stain still remains.
Sometimes you may need to do this 2/3 times.
Although you should find the stain fades or is removed entirely, with each additional round of cleaning.
Step Six: Wash As Usual
Lastly, transfer the clothing to the washing machine. This will help eradicate the stain for good.
Just be sure to use a cold washing cycle, as this will prevent the stain from setting deeper into the clothing.
If you have the time, you can always hand wash the clothing instead.
Optional Step Seven: Consider A Safe Bleach
If all of the following does not manage to remove the stain, then your last option is to consider adding a safe stain removal product/bleach.
Just be sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions closely and use them as required.
This brand from Amazon is the one I would wholeheartedly recommend.
Just check out those reviews!
Are Buffalo Sauce Stains Permanent?
Most Buffalo sauce stains are not permanent, so long as they are treated appropriately and quickly. The quicker you can treat the stain, and the more careful you are with the approach, products, and temperatures you use, the better your chances of removing the stain for good.
That being said, if you blot the sauce deeply into the clothing, leave it too long before you attempt to remove it, or use too high a heat of the water to rinse, or in the washing machine, the greater the chances the stain will become permanent.
It can happen, I’m afraid.
Although some recipes and brands of Buffalo sauce stain worse than others.
So, it does depend on context.
Buffalo sauce is great when it’s in your mouth.
Not so much when it’s down your front.
Perhaps the most frustrating thing is that Buffalo sauce is one that simply seems to spill.
Hot wings for instance – how tricky are they to eat without getting Buffalo sauce everywhere!
Nevertheless, with the right, swift approach – this sauce can be removed from clothing.
Just follow the above steps, and see for yourself!
Buffalo sauce should wash out, so long as you rinse with cold water or use a cold water cycle on your washing machine. You will also need to use appropriate products to not exaggerate the existing stain or create a new one!
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Hi there. I’m Jeremy – a passionate food technologist with several decades in the food industry. With a love for sauces, food, and nutrition, I decided to create WeWantTheSauce. Here I share my experience, knowledge, and recommendations; from ingredients and recipes to storage all the way through to nutrition for every sauce imaginable.