How to Remove Red Dye Stains From JELL-O

Red Jello is a popular dessert, but unfortunately, the red dye in the Jello can result in a permanent stain if not treated promptly.

Red Jello can cause a permanent stain.Red Jello can cause a permanent stain.
It can be very difficult to remove the red stains from Jello; the red stain can set very fast, so it is important to treat the stain as soon as possible.

Apply cold water to the stain immediately. Cold water will prevent the stain from setting into the fabric permanently. Jello has protein in it and if hot water is used, it will cook the protein and cause the stain to set in.

Mix together a small amount of ammonia and cold water. Dab the ammonia solution onto the red Jello stain with a paper towel. Gently rub the ammonia solution into the stain.

If the stain seems like it is not coming out, sprinkle a little bit of salt on the stain and rub it in. Dab some more of the ammonia mixture on to the stain and rub it in.

Repeat steps 1 through 3 until the stain is gone. Make sure you do not to wash the garment until the stain is gone, otherwise the stain will set in the fabric. After the stain is gone, wash the garment as you normally would in cold water.

Things You Will Need

  • Paper towels
  • Ammonia
  • Cold water
  • Salt

Tips

  • Do not use hot water when treating the stain because it will make the stain set firmly into the fabric.
  • The sooner you treat the stain, the better the chance you have of getting the stain out of the fabric.

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About the Author

Kim Carter has been writing since 2001. She pursued her passion for writing and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with an emphasis in public relations from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2004. She has written for websites such as eHow and Answerbag.