Friday, December 2, 2011

Household Hint: Getting Sticky Foods Off Fabric

My kids were home over Thanksgiving weekend, and I had other friends and family visiting.  After they all left, I started cleaning up.  I discovered sticky marshmallows smeared and stuck to a sofa cushion and on a throw pillow.  Yuck. 

I tried scraping it off, but it just pulled at the fabric.  Dabbing with water did nothing.  I was afraid of using a strong solvent that might stain or hurt the fabric.  I tried ethyl (rubbing) alcohol.  It worked like a charm.  I soaked a little bit of a white towel with alcohol, then blotted the marshmallow laden fabric with it.  It dissolved the marshmallow enough that I could easily dab and gently rub it off.  It dried quickly and no left over film, stickiness or stain on the fabric.

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