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Don’t fall victim to fall stains


October is the perfect time for pumpkin patches, candy apples and all the delicious sweets that make it feel like fall. In Phoenix, it’s also a great time to head outdoors and go for a hike or a picnic. No matter what your plans are, you’re bound to run into a few stains. Here are a few tips to help you handle the most common fall stains:


Whether you’re carving a pumpkin or baking up a pumpkin dessert, the chances for getting some orange goop on your clothes is high. If you notice a spill, don’t let it stand too long. Gently scrape off as much of the pumpkin as you can, then soak your garment in cold water with a bit of detergent for about 30 minutes to an hour. Wash like normal.
If the stain is still visible after going through the washing machine, do not dry. Try soaking with detergent again.
When in doubt, you can always trust the experts at Legend Cleaners to get out tough stains. If you are worried about the fabric or the stain is persistent, bring the item in to us.

Candy Apples

Candy and caramel apples are delicious but they can cause quite a sticky mess. Try to peel off as much of the candy as you can before soaking the garment in warm water to dissolve the rest. Do not scrub the stain.
Candy is always difficult because it may leave behind a greasy residue. You can try scrubbing very gently with dish soap and then washing in your washing machine but for the best results allow Legend Cleaners to help!


Trick or Treating means lots of candy around the house! If you discover chocolate stains on your child’s clothes there is a few things you can try. Including mixing a bit of dish soap with hydrogen peroxide and apply it directly to the stain and let it sit for up to 10 minutes. Be aware that hydrogen peroxide can bleach some fabrics, so test a small amount first

Grass Stains

Dish soap is also a good choice for fighting grass stains. Soak the stain for about 30 minutes, then apply dish soap and scrub gently. Rinse and repeat until the stain is gone.

It takes experience to learn which fabrics can handle which stain treatments. Not all fabrics can be treated at home. Certain fabrics can’t be soaked and some will shrink depending on fabric content. If you have any questions about your garment’s fabric–don’t try treating the stain on your own. Bring it into Legend Cleaners for the best assistance.

No matter the stain, you can trust the professionals at Legend Cleaners to help fight it. We even make it easy with free pickup and delivery! Give us a call today to schedule your next pick up.

Legend Dry Cleaners has been serving the community of Ahwatukee since 1999, and has expanded into the Phoenix communities of Chandler, Maricopa, Mesa, Tempe and coming soon to Gilbert! We offer exceptional eco-friendly dry cleaning, laundry, wash/dry/fold, wedding dress & gown cleaning, and alterations in Arizona. Our East Valley locations have free pickup & delivery and 24-hour drop boxes. For more information call: (480) 460-5343

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