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How to remove stains from Halloween :
So it’s that time of year again, when we all done costumes for office parties and our children are ready to go trick-or-treating. The tradition in the UK for All Hallows’ Eve may not be as strong and as celebrated as our American friends, yet when the celebrations are over and normal services resume to start November, you’re left with all the mess to clean up. Here are some tips on how to remove stains from Halloween.
If you’re partial to a few sculpted pumpkins around the office, you’re probably aware of the nasty stains they can cause. A common mistake is leaving them out for too long. Until they start to get mouldy, or placing them in areas where they are easily knocked over. Either way you’re going to end up with a stain so you’ll need to be prepared to clean it up. The polyphenolic pigments in pumpkin, which give it the all familiar bright orange exterior, are also responsible for producing very stubborn fabric stains. Unfortunately there is no magic solution once a stain has been embedded in carpet or any other fabric. However, a combination of stain pre-treatment, soap-free laundry detergent, white vinegar and rubbing alcohol should do the trick. Remember, as with any fabric stain, always test a small area first and if successful, carry it out across the whole stain.
The act of egging is prominent in the form of protest, so it’s not surprising that it’s the bane of many people’s lives when it comes to Halloween, when children are determined to throw them at any surface they’ll stick to. They may seem harmless, but when left to dry they can actually corrode paint surfaces and can continue to cause damage when being cleaned.
To best way to remove egg that is still wet, is to get a pressure washer. However, when dry, the better approach would be warm water. And in the spirit of environmental cleaning – one part vinegar and a little bit of washing up liquid will give great results without the use of powerful chemicals. Always remember to remove shells so they don’t scratch any surfaces and be careful to loosen the egg before scrubbing away to avoid further damage to paint and facades.
It may not be the type to leave a stain, but on certain surfaces and left too long. You don’t want to be left with any surprises. Grab a power washer or an abrasive sponge along with some environmentally-friendly multipurpose cleaner.
Fake Blood :
If you find any fake blood that you’ve used from any Halloween outfit, don’t worry. Simply rub alcohol will remove any dye from fabrics as well as hard surfaces.
If you find any chocolate stains left on your sofa or furniture then start by scraping it off the fabric with a dull knife or plastic spoon. Use 1 tablespoon of liquid dish detergent mixed with 2 cups of cold water to gently wash the area. Change out your cleaning cloth as it becomes dirty. It can take quite a while to finally remove the stain. As a last resort, test dry-cleaning solvent on a hidden area of the sofa.
We hope these tips on how to remove stains from Halloween, will help you get back to a clean home and in the condition it was in, leaving you with a treat!.
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