Dealing With Maple Syrup Stains

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated August 3, 2015)

Who doesn't love to have a nice stack of hot cakes for breakfast every so often? They are warm and delicious, and fill you up when you need it the most. Unfortunately, there is one slight problem with them, they can also be a little messy. If you are not careful, and don't watch where you are putting your arms, you can easily find yourself dealing with maple syrup stains. Fortunately, the process for getting rid of these kinds of stains is fairly straight forward. All you really need to do is follow these simple steps.

Before you begin using this method for dealing with maple syrup stains, please be aware that this method is primarily designed for dealing with fresh maple syrup stains. For those stains that may be a little less than fresh, other methods may need to be taken.

  1. Flush it. Turn the garment inside out so that you can work from the back of the stain. Turn the warm water on in the faucet, and flush the stained area.
  2. Pretreat and rinse. Turn the garment right-side out again, and apply some liquid laundry detergent to the stain. Tamp the area, and then let it stand for three or four minutes. Rinse the area with warm water.
  3. Sponge and rinse. Sponge the stained area with some white vinegar, and then rinse the area clean with warm water.
  4. Repeat as necessary. Keep repeating steps two and three until you have removed as much of the stain as you can. This may take a few iterations to be able to get the stain out, but do your best.
  5. Pretreat and soak. Apply a prewash stain remover to the stained area of your clothes, and then place into a large basin of warm water. Allow everything to soak for at least thirty minutes before removing the garments from the soak water.
  6. Launder as normal. Remove the garment from the soak water, and then proceed to wash as you normally would. Once washed, inspect the garment before placing it into the dryer. If the stain still remains, repeat steps two through six again. Inspect the garment each time you remove it from the washing machine, and before you place it into the dryer. Once the garment is clean stain free, place it into the dryer and proceed as normal.

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