We would like to share a few basic tips for handling these common halloween messes at home, after a night of sticky trick-or-treating!
Chocolate– Blot stain with white cloth and cold water. Once chocolate no longer transfers to cloth, apply a detergent solution to a clean end of the cloth. Continue to blot stain using the detergent solution. Let sit for a few minutes and rinse with cold water using a spray bottle. Blot to remove excess moisture.
Gum– Place a couple handfuls of ice in a zip loc bag. Put ice bag directly onto gum to harden the gum for easier removal. Use a scraping tool to carefully scrape gum from carpet. Once gum is removed, sponge the gum stain with a detergent based cleaner. Rinse with cold water using a spray bottle. Blot to remove excess moisture.
Halloween face paint- Apply a small amount of detergent solution to the spot. With a cloth, use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. Continue until spot is removed. Rinse with cold water using spray bottle. Blot to remove excess moisture.