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How to Remove Pudding Stains

As tasty as chocolate pudding may be, pudding stains are not very appealing.

The good news is with Tide, the proof is in the pudding, as they say, and you can say goodbye to stains in just a few easy steps.

Step 1

Remove Excess

If the stain is fresh, blot with a paper towel. If it's dried scrape with a spoon to remove excess.

A person removing excess stain from a white shirt with a paper towel
Step 2


Turn the garment inside out and rinse the back of the stain with cold water, pretreat stain with Tide HE Turbo Clean Liquid. Pour Tide on to cover stain and let set for 5 minutes. Pour from either the bottle or the cap.

Step 3


You can also use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent, and pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.

Step 4


Without rinsing off the detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

A person loading white clothes into the washing machine drum
Step 5


Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.

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Select the wash cycle and water temperature on your washing machine
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Step 6


When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.

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