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Treating pumpkin pie stains

By Dr. Laundry October 29, 2012

How do I remove a pumpkin pie stain from my clothing?

Pumpkin pie is a holiday favorite, but this stain has lots of dairy products and sugars, which complicate the removal process. The first step is to quickly scrape away any excess stain and rinse in cool water.

FROM HERE, IF YOUR STAINED ITEM IS WHITE:


  1. Rub stain gently with Clorox® Bleach Pen Gel immediately before laundering.

  2. Wash immediately in warm or hot water using detergent and ¾ cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach.

  3. Air dry the item and check to make sure the stain is completely removed. If stain remains, repeat steps above.


IF YOUR STAINED ITEM HAS COLOR:

  1. Again, quickly scrape away any excess stain and rinse in cool water

  2. Then apply Liquid Clorox2® Stain Remover and Color Booster directly to the stain and rub in. Wait 3-5 minutes, then wash in the hottest water recommended using a good enzyme detergent and Clorox2® Stain Remover and Color Booster

  3. Air dry the item and check to make sure the stain is completely removed. If stain remains, repeat steps above.