This Halloween, little ghosts and goblins will go trick-or-treating and often come home with candy not only in their bags, but unfortunately on their costumes too. But have no fear, you can trick and treat your children’s costume stains.

First rule of thumb, read the fabric care label. After that, follow the instructions below.

Candy apple drip to the wrong place? Rinse the costume in warm water to dilute the stain, and then rub liquid detergent into the stain, followed with a wash in the warmest water safe for the costume. If necessary, follow-up with a wash in color-safe bleach or liquid chlorine bleach. Air dry and check for any remaining stain before drying.

Chocolate go from wrapper to costume? Rub liquid detergent into the chocolate stain and  then wash in the warmest water safe for the costume. If necessary, follow-up with a soak in a mixture of detergent and water, then rewash. Before drying the costume, air dry and check for any remaining stain.

Face Paint become costume paint? First, make sure to use the makeup remover  recommended by the makeup manufacturer or rub liquid detergent into the stain and allow it to work for up to 30 minutes. Next, wash the costume in the hottest water safe for it. If necessary, follow-up with a wash in color-safe bleach or liquid chlorine bleach. Air dry, followed by the dryer, as long as the stain is gone.

Have a happy, stain-free Halloween!

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