Mayonnaise stain a on white tablecloth

How to Remove Mayonnaise Stains

Mayonnaise stains are no fun, and they leave a sticky residue all over your clothes that seem like a Mission Impossible to remove.

Fortunately, just a capful of Tide and these easy tips will help the mayo stain go bye-bye.

Step 1


Using a bucket, a sink or a bowl, create a soaking solution by adding 1 ounce or 1 ½ tablespoons of Tide Ultra Stain Release Liquid per gallon of warm water. Allow the garment to soak for up to 5 minutes, weighting the item with a white towel to keep it totally submerged.

Step 2


Use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent, and pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.

Step 3


Without rinsing off the detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

A person loading white clothes into the washing machine drum
Step 4


Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.

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Select the wash cycle and water temperature on your washing machine
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Step 5


When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

If the stain persists after washing, pretreat using Tide HE Turbo Clean Liquid. Pour Tide on to cover stain and let set for 20 minutes. Then, rewash in warm water with 1 use of Tide before drying.