Halloween is only around the corner and while it can be a fun time, whether you’re taking family trick or treating, or hosting a party of your own, it’s always wise to think of the cleaning process ahead, ensuring you are prepared for all eventualities.
Eggs on houses and cars?
Even if you’re not celebrating Halloween this year, we’re all prone to having eggs thrown at our houses and cars. How annoying!
If an egg hits your house, you’re going to need a strong alkaline cleaner and warm water – it’s extremely important you don’t use HOT water, as the protein in the egg will stick.
Scrub gently with alkaline cleaner and warm water as soon as you notice it (don’t put yourself in the way of harm by going out and scrubbing it as soon as it happens – you don’t want to be a target!).
If eggs are thrown at your car, use a detergent (neutral-pH) and a car cleaning cloth.
Begin by gently applying water below the egg stain, working your way up to soften the stain. Then, use the detergent and car cloth while adding slight pressure to fully remove the stain, followed by rinsing and drying.
An important note is not to use harsh cleaning cloths (scrubbing sponges) or detergents as this will damage the car’s top coat.
Getting rid of pesky food colouring stains
If you’re committed to fully embracing the Halloween spirit, you’re likely going to be preparing some tasty treats! Red food colouring sound familiar? Yes, it’s all fun and games at the time, until you look at your carpets or furniture and see a food stain you think will never come out. Do not fear!
Food colouring stains on washable fabrics? Make sure you soak them in warm (not hot) water and liquid detergent overnight, followed by putting them in the wash the next morning. Always check the labels on the fabric first to make sure they are fit for the products you will be using.
If you have food colouring stains on fabrics or surfaces which can’t be put in the washing machine, dab the stained area with a stain remover and rinse with water. Repeat this until the stain disappears. Again, ensure all fabric labels are read before any detergents are applied.
Most importantly, Happy Halloween!