Tricks for Treating Halloween Stains
Halloween is right around the corner, which means there are plenty of ghouls, goblins, and fun on the horizon. Along with spooks and scares, Halloween also brings plenty of tough-to-remove stains. From candy to fake blood, check out how to treat and remove Halloween stains with the help of your Chula Vista laundromat.
Make-up and face paints are great fun and can really tie a costume together, but what about if it gets on pillows and non-Halloween clothing? Fortunately, hot water and a detergent packed with grease-cutting ingredients are vital in removing all the traces. Work the detergent into the damp fabric before washing it through the machine.
Colored Icing Stains
Does the black icing remain on clothing long after the spider cookies have been devoured? Halloween is all about the sweet treats, but not when they cling onto clothing. Flush the stained area by holding the fabric inside out under cold water to force the stain out of the fibers. Then, treat the area with a pre-wash stain remover or a bit of heavy-duty liquid detergent before washing it in the machine.
Mud and Dirt
Trick-or-treaters are bound to pick up some mud from gardens and driveways. To treat mud-stained garments, hold the stained fabric inside out, directly under running water. If you cannot wash it right away, leave it to soak in cold water. When you’re ready to wash the dirty clothes, you can work a liquid detergent into the stain with a soft bristle brush before machine washing it.
Most fake blood is a combination of corn syrup and dye. To get the dye out of clothing, use some rubbing alcohol on the fabric to loosen up the stain. You may find that you need to pre-treat the stain with a stain remover before running it through the washing machine.
If the colored hairspray has stained a machine-washable material, flush the stain out with cold running water first. Afterward, apply a pre-treatment product. If you don’t have one handy, rubbing alcohol can help to remove the stain. Repeat as needed.
Now that you know how to remove Halloween mishap stains from clothes, give us a call to learn more about our services at our Chula Vista location. As your friendly and efficient laundry team in California, we hope to see you soon!
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