WARNING: Before making any attempts to remove spots, always test fabric for colorfastness first by applying a small amount of the cleaning solution or chemical on a hidden or unnoticeable area. The tips listed here are NOT guaranteed to work in every case and may have a negative affect. When using any chemical or liquid on fabric you should PROCEED WITH CAUTION. If you are unsure as to how your carpet or upholstery might be affected you should call a professional cleaning technician in your area.

Barbecue Sauce


Washables: Put glycerin (a thick solvent, available at drugstores) on the spot, then rinse with cool water. Apply a combination solvent, such as Shout, and let sit for 15 minutes. Finish with a regular wash cycle.

Nonwashables: Put glycerin on the spot, then rinse with cold water. Treat with a mild detergent, such as Woolite, and very little water. Gently rub to form suds, then rinse with cold water.

Another Option (better for clothes than carpet): Rinse the stain with cool water. Apply a liquid enzyme detergent and let the fabric rest for about an hour before rinsing. Next, sponge with hydrogen peroxide (read warning below). Finally, apply a laundry presoak and rinse thoroughly with an enzyme detergent.

We sell two bottled spotters that can help to remove Barbecue Suace. One is called "Red-ex" and another called "Ultra" (see below). Check out our "Bottled Chemicals" section by clicking here.