How to Get Rid of Butter Stains

Butter stains are not difficult to remove as long as you know how. There are several simple methods that can be used when it comes to butter stains, but the important here is to tackle the stain as soon as possible. The longer you wait before treating the stain, the tougher it will be to get rid of. Here is what you can do when a butter stain occurs.
First, remove the excess butter as quickly as possible using a spoon. Mix laundry powder and water so a pasty consistence forms, then rub the stain with the paste. Read the care label instructions and wash the garment in your washer as usual.
Another suitable solution for butter stains is ammonia. However, be careful when using ammonia as it can bleach out the colour of your clothing. It is advisable to apply a small amount of ammonia to an inconspicuous area before treating the exposed area to test the stained material for colourfastness.
Other products you can use to get rid of butter stains are Coca-Cola, WD-40, hairspray and lighter fluid. Make sure to test any application on a hidden area before proceeding.
If a butter stain has stuck on your carpet, follow the tips below.

  1. Scoop up as much of the butter as you can using a spoon.
  2. Use a clean cloth to blot the stain with a small amount of dry cleaning solvent.
  3. Combine together 1 teaspoon of non-bleach mild detergent and 1 cup of lukewarm water.
  4. Sponge the detergent solution into the butter stain, then rinse with clean water.
  5. Use a dry towel to blot the area dry.

Note: Do not use water on butter stain as it will set the stain into the fabric.
If you cannot remove the butter stain by using the above methods, consider consulting professional cleaners. They would be glad to provide some more useful cleaning tips on how to remove butter stains.


November 7, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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