HELP: Ketchup/ Peanut Butter Stain on your Cashmere Jumper?! So your Little Love has just dropped a huge dollop of ketchup/ peanut butter all over their new brand new cashmere jumper. Arghh !
Tomato-based stains are notoriously difficult to remove, so whilst one’s first reaction might be to panic and run for the hills, rest assured, they are easy to treat so it’s important to remain calm and soldier on.
Although cashmere has a reputation for being high maintenance and difficult to look after, armed with the following tips, you will be able to manoeuvre your way through a vast array for spills and stains so do not fret.
Like most stains, ketchup and peanut butter are easier to remove when they are still fresh so try to get to them as soon as possible. However, even if said stain has been neglected until laundry day, you may still be to salvage your jumper as long as you follow these simply steps.
Please remember to always use Cold Water as Hot Water will not only damage your cashmere, but it will encourage your stain to set further. Okay, you ready?
1: Using a butter knife or a spoon, carefully lift said ketchup/peanut butter globule from the affected area.
2: Next, run cold water through the back of the stain as quickly as possible as this will push the stain out the back of the fabric. Please note the emphasis on BACK OF STAIN. Do not run the water through the front of the stain as this will only push it deeper into your jumper. Also, make sure that you use cold water because hot water will set the stain.
3: Next, massage a tiny amount of dish soap onto the stain with your fingers: please note the emphasis on tiny amount. Now whilst dish soap might sound controversial, it’s excellent at cutting through grease (this is it's job spec after all), and it is safe to use on cashmere in tiny amounts.
4: Rinse the area in question with cool water so that all the soap is washed off and lay the jumper flat to dry.