Halloween treats can terrorize even the most seasoned Laundress. Not to fret. A few special potions and a wave of your wand, and you’ll scare these stains away for good. This how-to works for hard candies, chocolate, and gum, too.
Gather These Tools:
Lint-Free Cleaning Cloths, Holiday Wash & Stain Bar (for hard candies & gum) or Stain Solution (for chocolate), Scrub Brush or Stain Brush
Remove as much of the candy or gum as possible and discard.
If cleaning hard candies and/or gum, wet a Holiday Wash & Stain Bar with warm water to work up a lather. Gently glide the bar over the sticky area. The sticky element will begin to lift. When it does, remove the loose clumps as you continue to work. If the mess is not completely gone, repeat this process until satisfied.
If cleaning color-rich tannin stains like chocolate, apply Stain Solution directly to the stain and work into the fabric using a Scrub Brush or a Stain Brush depending on the surface you are dealing with. Let the solution sit for 5 minutes. Then, wet a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth with warm water and blot the area. Continue to repeat this process until the stain is no longer visible.
Allow the area to dry or blot with a clean, dry Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth.