How To Get Marshmallow Out Of Clothes • 4 Effective Solutions

Marshmallows are great. Particularly their soft, sticky texture. But not if you drop them down you and they get stuck in your clothes! Thankfully, there is a relatively simple and quick way to get marshmallows out, and I will be documenting all the steps you need to take here today.

How To Get Marshmallow Out Of Clothes

You can get marshmallows out of clothes by either using soap and water, ice cubes, rubbing alcohol, or with a laundry detergent.

With Soap and Water

Step One: Remove excess marshmallow

Begin by removing as much of the excess marshmallow from the clothes as you can – either by picking it out, or using a knife.

Step Two: Apply some warm water and soap

Mix some warm water and soap then gently apply some to the affected area with a sponge/tea towel. You should find the sticky residue starts to fall away.

Step Three: Run cold water through

The affected area to help remove any lingering marshmallow.

Step Four: Soak

If you find any marshmallow remains, you can always leave the clothes to sit in warm water for a further 10-15 minutes. A bath works well here. This should dissolve any remaining marshmallow.

With Ice Cubes

Step One: Remove excess marshmallow

Begin by removing as much of the excess marshmallow from the clothes as you can – either by picking it out, or using a knife.

Step Two: Collect your ice cubes

And then be sure to put on a pair of gloves (to prevent your hands getting cold!

Step Two: Address the area

By holding an ice cube in between your fingers and rubbing the marshmallow on the clothes. The cold will help break down the marshmallow, and the marshmallow will also likely stick to the marshmallow – pulling it away from the clothing.

With Rubbing Alcohol

This option is generally best for dried marshmallow.

Step One: Remove excess marshmallow

Begin by removing as much of the excess marshmallow from the clothes as you can – either by picking it out, or using a knife.

Step Two: Dab rubbing alcohol

Apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol to a sponge/tea towel. Dab the area lightly onto the marshmallow. The compounds in the rubbing alcohol will help to break down the marshmallow.

With A Laundry Detergent

Step One: Presoak the clothing in a detergent and water solution

Add 1-2 tablespoons of liquid detergent to a gallon of warm water. Then submerge the clothing and let it sit for around 10-15 minutes.

Step Two: Wash the clothing

Take the clothing out, and then wash the clothing according to the recommendations on the label (at the hottest temperature the garment is safe at).

Step Three: Air dry

Let the clothing air dry, and refrain from adding the clothing to the tumble dryer.

This will allow you to repeat steps 1-2 to remove the stain, or otherwise you can inadvertently lock the stain in.

Does Melted Marshmallow Stain Clothes

Melted marshmallow can stain clothes if you are unable to promptly remove it before it dries and hardens. Equally, mildew and other things can develop or get attached to the area making the staining worse.

So, the quicker you can act on a marshmallow stain, the greater chances you have of removing it permanently.

In other words, if you can stop the marshmallow from setting, you are more likely to avoid a permanent stain.

Lastly

The best ways to remove marshmallow from clothing are with soap and water, ice cubes, rubbing alcohol, or with laundry detergent.

So you have four different options.

Which is great depending on what you have or what garment you need to remove the marshmallow from (and what care needs to be given).

Just remember to act promptly. The quicker you do so the greater chance the stain will be removed for good!

Like this? Check out my other marshmallow guides!

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