family enjoying picnic in the park

 

As the weather gets warmer it’s time to start planning some fun outdoor activities, like that family picnic you’ve been talking about since the holidays!

 

Food. Friends. Sunshine.

 

Could it get any better?


SPLAT!

 

Sticky barbecue sauce on your favorite shirt!

 

Don’t worry, armed with a bit of OutRageous Stain Remover and these handy tips, you’ll be able to laugh off those picnic and barbecue stains, keep smiling and keep eating!

 

Follow along as we share our 10 best ideas to remove common summertime food stains from clothing. From corn on the cob to your favorite fried chicken - no matter the stain – we’ve got you covered!

 

After all, nothing should ruin your romantic picnic or fun barbecue, right?


Right!

1. Wine Stains

 

There’s nothing like a white blouse to show off the gorgeous color of red wine.

 

While we’re sure you prefer to admire your wine inside your wine glass, here’s what to do when some lands on your shirt.

 

  1. Sponge the wine stain with cold water, or let it soak in a small bowl of water if you’re not pressed for time.
  2. Saturate the area with OutRageous Stain Remover.
  3. Launder the garment on a cold wash.
  4. Check the garment and repeat steps 2 and 3 if necessary before placing in the dryer. Heat sets stains making them much more stubborn to remove.

 

And there you have it – nothing to whine about any longer!

 

TIP: Treat the stain sooner than later – don’t leave the stained shirt in the laundry hamper over the weekend. OutRageous can definitely be used on old stains, but you’ll see results sooner if you act quickly.

 

“I love this product, it's amazing! Just tried this and it got this very tough wine stain out after letting it sit for about 4 minutes.”

- Albert’s 5-star review, Rejuvenate


2. Soda Stains

 

While nowhere near as scary as wine stains, soft drinks can definitely leave their mark in a not-so-pretty way.

 

Tackle these stains as follows:

  1. Let the garment soak in cold water for about 30 minutes.
  2. Treat the stain with OutRageous.
  3. Launder the garment on a cold wash.
  4. Check before placing in the dryer.

 

And voilà! – no more signs of a fizzy flop!

 

“This stain remover says what it does and does what it says. Again, I am impressed. My first time ever trying a stain remover, pre-treater. I'm so used to just pouring in the detergent and that's it. Now I can see why people pre-treat clothing. This newbie has learned something. I like it, it smells great and it works! I do recommend this and also, a little bit goes a long way.”

-Brooklyn's 5-star review, The Home Depot

3. Barbecue Sauce Stains

 

No matter how you spell it; a barbecue isn't a barbecue without that dark, delicious, sticky, brown sauce on your meat. It’s mouth-watering, isn’t it?

 sausage and kabobs cooking on bbq grill

 

There’s only one problem – the sauce doesn’t always stay on the meat!

 

Not to worry though, removing barbecue sauce stains is simple with OutRageous Laundry Pre-Treater!

 

  1. Flush cold water through the stain from the back of the fabric (to get out as much sauce as possible).
  2. Saturate the area with OutRageous and let it stand in warm water for about 30 minutes.
  3. Take an old toothbrush and work in the OutRageous to help penetrate the fibers and break up the stain.
  4. Launder the garment on a warm wash and repeat steps 2-3 if necessary.

 

“I bought Outrageous Stain Remover recently and boy did it come in handy last night. It's summer grilling season and wouldn't you know on the first bite of my delicious Black and Blue Burger, the grilled grease and blue cheese squirts directly onto my shirt!! Outrageous was to the rescue! One good application, let set, toss into the laundry and voila` no more grease and oily cheese stain!”

- Sarah M's 5-star review, Rejuvenate


4. Butter Stains

 

Mm, mm - butter! Perfect drizzled over garlic bread, grilled shrimp or corn on the cob, but a nightmare when it drips onto your favorite shirt.

 

OutRageous to the rescue!

 

  1. Saturate the stained area with OutRageous.
  2. Use your fingers, or an old toothbrush, to gently work the stain remover into the grease stain.
  3. Launder on the hottest wash safe for the fabric (this allows the oil in the butter to break down).

 

See? That wasn’t so bad!

5. Baked Bean Stains

 

Often a delicious side dish at barbecues, these saucy beans have a mind of their own.

 

Here’s what to do when they find their way onto your clothes.

 

  1. Flush out the stain with cold water working from the back side of the garment.
  2. Saturate the stained area with OutRageous and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
  3. Take a brush and work the OutRageous into the stain.
  4. Launder the garment on a warm wash and check before drying.

 

“Stains gone in seconds!”

- Malgosia’s 5-star review, The Home Depot


6. Mayonnaise Stains

 

Creamy deliciousness in a jar, tempting in potato salad and great on a roll but not so great in your lap!

 

Here’s how to treat oily mayonnaise stains with ease.

 

  1. Saturate the stain with OutRageous and let it stand for a few minutes.
  2. Launder the garment on the hottest wash safe for the fabric.
  3. Check before drying and repeat steps 1 and 2 if necessary.

 

You’re welcome!

7. Ketchup Stains

 

It’s easy to get carried away with Ketchup!

 

Here’s how to handle those dark red patches of goo without having a melt down!

 ketchup bottle squirting onto plate of hamburger

  1. Scrape off the excess ketchup with a dull knife (avoid dabbing or sponging as it will only spread the stain).
  2. Run cold water through the stained area – to force out as much ketchup from the clothing as you can.
  3. Saturate the area with OutRageous and let it stand for a few minutes.
  4. Wash the garment on a cold cycle – repeat steps 2 and 3 if needed before placing in the dryer.

 

No more making up heroic stories about old injuries to explain those ketchup stains, sorry!

8. Mustard Stains

 

It’s a mystery why condiments need to be brightly colored, but with some OutRageous Laundry Pre-Treater, you'll be able to conquer those bright yellow stains and get back to enjoying your outdoor eating - hooray!

 

  1. Soak the garment in some cold water to loosen the stain.
  2. Treat the area with OutRageous (for darker or older stains work the OutRageous into the mustard stain with a brush)
  3. Launder on a warm wash (as hot as the fabric care instruction allows) and check before drying.

 

You’ve totally got this, laundry maestro!

 

“Squeezed outrageous on the stains - gone in a minute, no scrubbing! Also, worked on days’ old mustard and blood stains! Awesome product!” 

- Fred's 5-star review, The Home Depot


9. Grease and Oil Stains

 

When it comes to outdoor barbecues and picnics, grease splatters are part of the game. Unfortunately, this can stain your clothes and leave you feeling laundry-stressed (a new term for an age-old feeling).

 

Good news! With a bit of OutRageous, and these handy tips, those grease and oil stains will wash away (along with your laundry-stress!).

 

  1. Pre-treat with OutRageous and let it stand for a couple of minutes.
  2. Wash the garment on a hot cycle (the heat helps break down the oil).
  3. As always, check the garment before placing it in the dryer.

 

This treatment is also effective for removing old oil stains from fabrics that have been through the dryer and even under the iron!

 

“This product works well! Used it on a polo shirt that had some grease stains and it washed up well. Easy to use and safe.”

- Kevin M’s 5-star review, Rejuvenate


10. Ice Cream Stains

 

The perfect ending to the perfect outdoor meal – an ice cream cone!

 

There’s only one problem with this delicious dessert – it melts quickly and can make a mess of your clothes. These stains can be surprisingly difficult to get out (due to their protein base), but with some OutRageous and a little care, you’ll be well on your way to clean clothes.

 closeup of young boy eating ice cream cone with rainbow sprinkles

  1. If the ice-cream is dry, scrape off as much as you can with a knife.
  2. Pre-treat the stain with OutRageous.
  3. Let the garment soak for at least 30 minutes in room temperature water.
  4. If needed saturate the stain with more OutRageous and work it into the stain with a brush.
  5. Repeat the above steps until you can’t see any signs of the stain.
  6. Let the garment air dry before thoroughly checking the garment to see if the stain is history – ice cream stains have a way of reappearing as pale yellow marks.

 

TIP: For the best results, treat the ice cream stain as soon as possible and avoid any heat in the stain-treating process.

“Best stain remover ever!”

-Murray's 5-star review, The Home Depot

 

Now that you know exactly how to tackle these tricky picnic and BBQ stains, you can look forward to fun and fabulous food with peace of mind. Sure, stains will happen (it's inevitable) but dealing with them will be a lot simpler – in fact, you may even get a kick out of your new stain-busting moves!

 

Enjoy!