How to Clean a Stain From a Leaking Rubbermaid Blue Ice

Blue Ice packs are a popular item manufactured by Rubbermaid. Blue Ice packs are typically used as a substitution for ice and are commonly seen in coolers and lunchboxes. Blue Ice packs are available in either soft, flexible or hard plastic containers. These inexpensive items can last for years but they can also become cracked or punctured, causing a leaky mess. Blue Ice pack stains should be dealt with as soon as possible. The longer the gel is left on the item, the harder it will be to remove the stain.

Step 1

Scrape off the excess Blue Ice pack fluid with a plastic spoon. If the Blue Ice pack has leaked onto a shirt, pants or other garment, rinse the fluid off the item with cool, running water.

Step 2

Fill a bucket with 4 cups of cool water. Add one scoop of an oxygen cleaning powder and mix with a wooden spoon until dissolved.

Step 3

Submerge a white cloth in the mixture. Wring out the cloth so it is damp, not soggy.

Step 4

Blot the Blue Ice pack stain with the cloth. Begin at the edge of the stain and work your way inward toward the center. Continue blotting until you have removed the stain.

Step 5

Dampen a clean cloth with cool water. Rinse the item by blotting with the damp cloth. If the item is a piece of clothing, apply a prewash stain treatment and allow to sit for 15 minutes. After the allotted time has passed, launder as you normally would.

Step 6

Blot the item dry with a towel.