Three Halloween Stains and How to Remove Them
If you're still cleaning up from Halloween and have come across a few stains you just can't seem to get rid of, here are a few helpful hints on how to get them out.
This one is probably the easiest one to remove. Scrape off as much of it as you can without rubbing it into the fabric. Then apply a stain remover like Shout and launder it as normal. If that doesn't work, wash it again but with color safe bleach.
Use a makeup remover or rubbing alcohol, but first make sure the color won't run by testing it in an inconspicuous area like inside the seams. Dab a small amount onto the area and let it set for ten minutes. If it doesn't change color, you should be OK. Next, use a washcloth to dampen the stain with whatever you used on the seam then dab it with a dry paper towel until the makeup stops coming out. Then dab stain remover on the site and wash in warm water.
If you can use bleach, mix a quarter cup of it in one gallon of water. then soak the stain for a half an hour. If you're worried about the colors running, use ammonia instead and instead of soaking the garment, stretch the stained area over a bucket and pour the mixture directly onto the stain then rinse well and throw it in the wash.