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How to Remove JELL-O Stains

JELL-O coloring can create a tough stain to remove, depending on the surface, but with patience and elbow grease, that stain will go away. The sooner you start blotting the stain, the easier it will be to remove. Just follow these steps.

Things You Will Need

  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Nylon scrub brush or large sponge
  • Paper towels
  • Non-bleach detergent
  • White vinegar
  • Spray bottle

JELL-O coloring can create a tough stain to remove, depending on the surface, but with patience and elbow grease, that stain will go away.  The sooner you start blotting the stain, the easier it will be to remove.

Just follow these steps. 

  1. Remove spilled JELL-O immediately with a paper towel. Don't wipe or smear the gelatin; pick it off with a paper towel.
  2. On fabric, blot the stain with a damp sponge or moistened paper towel to remove as much of the stain as possible.
  3. Scrub the stain gently using a nylon brush or sponge and a mixture of warm water and bleach-free detergent.
  4. Spray white vinegar from a plastic squirt bottle on the stain and scrub gently with a nylon brush or sponge, blotting frequently with paper towels to draw out the stains.
  5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the stain is gone, then allow the fabric to air dry.
  6. Clean countertops and other nonporous surfaces using a soft-scrub cleaning product. For tile, a harsher abrasive such as Comet or Ajax is suitable.
  7. Warning

    Do not use bleach to clean the stain.

Things You Will Need

  • Water Bucket Nylon scrub brush or large sponge Paper towels Non-bleach detergent White vinegar Spray bottle

Warning

  • Do not use bleach to clean the stain.

About the Author

James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.