Candy Stain on Velvet Comforter

We have what looks like a sugary residue on our new velvet comforter. Our guests' children stayed there over Christmas and we think they had candy on it. The areas where the stains are are stiff and a little shiny on the nap of the velvet. We took it to the dry cleaners who would send it out. They were unable to mark it with tape on the velvet but told us they would have the company check it out.

It came back the same way so no way of telling if they did check it out and were unable to take out the stain (although there was no note stating that). I think they just thought it was general dry cleaning and didn't know to attempt to remove any stains. Any ideas how to remove this sugary stain without hurting the velvet?

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Carole from Orange County

January 7, 20080 found this helpful

If it's sugar you should be able to dissolve it by gently sponging the area with water. The comforter is washable, isn't it? Bedding usually is - The only concern is the nap of the belvet - you have to be careful not to flatten it - but most velvet nowadays is made from acrylic and is pretty bouncy...but you can check on a small hidden spot - I think the reason that the dry cleaner didn't get it out is that sugar isn't dissolved by dry cleaning fluids.....

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January 7, 20080 found this helpful

TRY THIS: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE removes pretty much any ORGANIC stain. That means any stain that comes from a natural substance. Thus, It'll remove blood, red wine, hot cocoa, coffee or latte & grape "juice", but NOT grape "kool-aid" & won''t remove artificial colors or heavy dyes in the candy.

The hydrogen peroxide works with oxygen fizzing out & eating up the milk. It leaves no residue, so no need to rinse it out. Just pour it on, let it fizz & do it's thing, repeat if necessary & blot with a clean white rag. On some things (like large wall to wall carpets with many stains) it's best to put the peroxide in a well marked small spray bottle & just spray it on the stains. Always test peroxide or ANY stain fighter in an inconspicuous area first!

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