Emergency cleaning a dry clean only costume?
December 25, 2013 12:33 PM Subscribe
Dry cleaning a furry costume with milk on it?
posted by Joh to Home & Garden (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My 4yo got the Koala costume he wanted for Christmas. Awesome! 5 minutes later, he spilt milk all over it - less awesome. Its polyester fur, and says dry clean only. I have run out of Dry Cleaner's Secret, I don't think I can buy any today anywhere, and anyway its soaked in milk so I'm not sure DCS will do the trick. What should I do? I have dried it off as best as I can with paper towels and stuck it in the garage - I'm sure it will stink by tomorrow. I daren't wash it, since its furry - that would surely be a bad idea wouldn't it?
I have regular washing detergent, some kind of special wool cleaner, baking soda, or fabric softener. Should I stick in a bag in the fridge to stop it spoiling til tomorrow? Or is there a way to clean it?