How to Remove Maple Syrup Stains From Washable Fabrics
Oh no! On your rush out the door, you ate a waffle and got maple syrup on your shirt or your tablecloth. As long as the fabric is washable (and doesn’t have to be taken to the dry cleaners), you can use this easy remedy in order to get rid of the maple syrup stains on your washable fabrics.
What you will need:
- Liquid hand dishwashing detergent
- White vinegar
- Rubbing alcohol
- Enzyme presoak product
- Bleach (color-safe or chlorine)
- White cloths
- Create a mixture of one quart lukewarm water, half of a teaspoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent, and one tablespoon of white vinegar. Soak the fabric in this mixture for about fifteen to twenty minutes.
- Rinse the fabric thoroughly. The mixture should have, at least started to lift the maple syrup stain from the affected area.
- Take a white cloth and soak an edge with rubbing alcohol. Sponge the affected area gently, using light motions. Start from the center of the stain and work your way out. Note: Do not make circular motions, as they may cause the stain to spread and/or get worse.
- Mix the enzyme presoak product with warm water (one tablespoon of the product to one quart of water). Soak the fabric for approximately half an hour.
- Remove the fabric and rinse it thoroughly before laundering. If the maple syrup stain remains and you are able to use bleach (color-safe bleach is fine as well), launder the piece of fabric or clothing as you usually would. Check the clothing before switching it to the dryer; if the maple syrup stain is still there, air dry the fabric and then repeat the process again once the article is dry. The heat from the dryer can cause the stain to become more deeply set, which makes it more difficult to remove.