Butter Stain Removal Solutions




This is your step by step guide to butter stain removal from clothes, fabrics, carpets and upholstery.

Butter is a common ingredient used in cooking and is also a well-liked condiment. Due to its widespread use, there are many opportunities for it to stain your clothes or carpet. With a few basic steps, you can get butter stains out from almost any material.

Below are solutions on how to remove butter stains from clothes & fabrics and removing butter stains from carpets & upholstery.


Description: A fatty substance produced by agitating or churning cream; used as a cooking medium, ingredient, and topping. Butter and margarine are ubiquitous – either is used in just about every prepared food on the market. They are also found in almost every ingredient list in every cook book in circulation.

Butter stain removalWhether poured on popcorn, spread on holiday baked goods, or slathered on corn on the cob, you cannot escape removing butter stains at any time of the year. Butter and margarine are tricky and can stain unsuspecting victims almost anywhere. Remember to get extra napkins at the movie theater, or you’ll be in grave danger of having to remove butter stains from the lap area of your pants. Melted butter can drip from popcorn, crab legs, baked potatoes, and corn on the cob.


Butter Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics

Solution 1:

1. Scrape off any solid concentration of butter with a dull edge, such as the back of a knife.

2. On washable fabrics, work in undiluted dishwashing liquid, wash and dry.

3. If the stain is old, spray it with WD-40 Lubricant to regenerate the grease, then work in undiluted dishwashing liquid and wash in the hottest water possible for that fabric type.

Solution 2:

1. Use a dull knife or spoon to remove as much as possible.

2. Apply a laundry presoak (spot stain remover) and let stand for several minutes to allow it to penetrate fabric.

3. Rub liquid enzyme detergent into the stain and let stand for several minutes.

4. Launder in the hottest water safe for the fabric.


Butter Stain Removal from Carpets & Upholstery

Solution 1:

1. Sprinkle with an absorbent powder such as baking soda or talcum powder. Let stand several hours.

2. Vacuum. Repeat until you have removed as much stain as possible.

3. If the stain remains, shampoo with a liquid carpet detergent according to manufacturer’s directions. Or sprinkle with dry carpet-cleaning powder, let stand several hours, and then vacuum.

Solution 2:

1. Sponge with a small amount of dry-cleaning solvent. Blot.

2. Sponge with mild detergent (1 teaspoon neutral detergent – that is, no alkalis or bleaches – in 1 cup lukewarm water). Blot.

Have you reached butter stain removal success? I hope so!


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