Marshmallows are a popular ingredient in many sweet treats. However, they also can be a pain to clean up if you accidentally get some on your clothes.
They’re sticky and messy, and when they get on clothes, they’re almost impossible to get out.
Here’s how to get melted marshmallows out of clothes:
Does Melted Marshmallow Stain Clothes
A melted marshmallow can stain clothes and other fabrics. Melted Marshmallows are sugary and sticky, which means they can be hard to clean off of clothing.
The best thing to do is immediately soak the item in cold water and then wash it as soon as possible. This will help dissolve the sugar and stop the stain from setting in.
How to Get Melted Marshmallow Out of Clothes
Soap and Water
Remove as much of the marshmallow as possible by gently rubbing it off with your fingers. If you still see some leftovers, try scraping them off with a plastic knife or spatula.
Use warm water and soap to help dissolve any remaining sticky residue. Then wash out the area thoroughly with cold water until all traces of the marshmallows are gone.
If there is any sticky residue left on clothes after washing them in cold water, use hot water instead and let them sit in hot water for 15 minutes before rinsing them again in cold water.
Use An Ice Cube
- Place a few ice cubes into a bowl.
- Put your hand into a pair of rubber gloves and dip your hand into the bowl of ice water.
- Rub your hand over the area of clothing where the marshmallows were spilled. The sugar crystals from the marshmallows will stick to the rubber glove instead of your clothing.
You can use rubbing alcohol to remove melted marshmallows from clothing. Pour some on a rag and dab at the stain until it disappears. This method works best if you catch the stain early before it has had time to set in your clothes.
Laundry detergent or soap
If your clothes are not colored and you have access to laundry detergents or soaps that contain detergent, you can use them to get melted marshmallows out of your clothing.
Add enough detergent or soap to cover the stain completely, then add hot water and gently rub the stain away with your fingers until it is gone.
How to Get Marshmallow Out of Carpet
If you’ve got a big marshmallow stain on your carpet, it’s time to get out the stain remover.
Step 1: Rub Ice Cubes Until Frozen
Place the marshmallow stain on a paper towel and cover it with more paper towels.
Then place the whole thing in a plastic bag and add ice cubes.
Leave it alone for about 15 minutes, until the marshmallow has frozen solid, then pull off the towels and scrape away as much of the softened marshmallow as possible.
Step 2: Scrape Away
Scrape across the surface of the marshmallow until it loosens from the carpet fibers and is easy to pick off. This works especially well if there are only small bits of marshmallow left after freezing, otherwise, you may need more than one layer of ice cubes before scraping works well enough for you.
Step 3: Apply Stain Remover
Apply a small amount of carpet stain remover directly onto the area where there was once a marshmallow stain, and let stand for 10 minutes or so before blotting gently with paper towels or rinsing with warm water (if your carpet is colorfast). Repeat if necessary until no more residue remains visible on either surface.
Apply rubbing alcohol to the marshmallow stain and let it sit for about 30 seconds. The rubbing alcohol will help loosen the marshmallow from your carpet and make it easier to remove.
Use the toothbrush or a cotton swab to gently scrub at the marshmallow. This will help loosen it from your carpet fibers.
Flush the area with cold water to remove all traces of marshmallows and rubbing alcohol from your carpet.
How to Get Marshmallow Out of Couch
To get marshmallow off your couch, you need to remove the excess marshmallow first. You can use a knife or spatula to scrape off as much of it as possible.
Next, you’ll want to use some kind of solvent like WD-40 on the stain. Spray the WD-40 directly onto the stain and allow it to sit for about 20 minutes before blotting with paper towels. Blotting will help absorb excess moisture from the stain so that it doesn’t spread further.
Finally, wash the area with detergent and warm water, then blot dry with a clean cloth.
How to Get Marshmallow Out of Hair
If you’re not careful, marshmallows can wind up in your hair, and it can be quite difficult to get them out. However, with a little bit of patience and care, you can remove marshmallow from your hair with ease.
- Soak up some of the marshmallow with a warm washcloth or towel and then gently remove any sticky residue with a comb or brush.
- If the marshmallow is still stuck in your hair, run hot water over the affected area for about 15 minutes.
- If you still can’t get it out after that, try using conditioner on your wet hair and then rinse thoroughly.