Lipstick Stain Removal Solutions


Lipstick stain removalThis is your step by step guide to lipstick stain removal from clothes, fabrics, carpets and upholstery. You obviously want to keep that beautiful red color on your lips and not on your beau's collar, but that's hard to do sometimes. You may not notice the stain or you may not have time to deal with it. But the sooner you confront that smudge, the better. Below are solutions on how to remove lipstick stains from clothes & fabrics and removing lipstick stains from carpets & upholstery.

Description: A small stick of waxy lip coloring enclosed in a cylindrical case. Thought to be a beauty enhancer, lipstick is worn by many women around the world. Made from wax, oil, pearl essence (the silvery substance in the skin of herring and other fishes), dyes and fragrances, lipstick has evolved as an essential part of modern war paint.

This substance knows no season; beauty conscious women and cross-dressers alike are never seen in public without it. Lipstick spots can appear almost anywhere. Your own lipstick is likely to show itself on the sleeves of your blouse or jacket, especially if no napkins are handy at dinner. The lipstick from another may appear on your collar, front of a dress shirt, or on a necktie.


Lipstick Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics

Solution 1:

1. Remove lipstick stains by rubbing vegetable oil or mineral oil into the stain, and let it sit on the spot for 15 to 30 minutes.

2. Sponge the area with a little ammonia – sudsy or clear is fine.

3. Work in undiluted liquid dish soap to be sure you have removed all of the oil.

4. Launder.

Solution 2:

1. Soak light stains then wash in the usual way.

2. Soak one pad of cotton wool or similar in proprietary grease solvent.

3. With the solvent pad under the stain and a clean pad on top, dab the stain.

4. When some of the stain has transferred to the top pad, turn it over so it’s clean side is in contact with the fabric and repeat.

5. Change the top pad and continue working until no stain comes through.

6. Wash as usual.


Lipstick Stain Removal from Carpets & Upholstery

Solution 1:

1. Blot the stain with some nail polish remover.

2. Rinse thoroughly.

3. Blot the stain with a commercial spot remover.

4. Rinse thoroughly.

5. If the stain persists, try blotting it with a mixture of 2 tablespoons household ammonia per cup of water.

6. Rinse thoroughly.

7. If stain persists, try a solution of 1 cup white vinegar to 2 cups water.

8. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Solution 2:

1. Work shaving cream into the stain well.

2. Rinse with either cold water or club soda.

Solution 3:

1. Moisten stain with eucalyptus oil but do not rub.

2. Dab the spot with absorbent material.

3. Repeat until stain disappears.

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


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