Sometimes lipstick stains occur and their pigment is hard to remove. This can happen often and therefore is important to remove them ourselves. If you do it yourself then at least you will be an expert on how to remove such smudges. There are several types of lipsticks and hence those many types of stains. Amongst the popular ones are:
- Moisturizing lipsticks
- Satin and Sheer lipsticks
- Matte lipstick
- Cream lipsticks
- Gloss Lipstick.
It can be the trickiest of all to remove the lipstick stains from the clothing, fabrics and other surfaces such as dressing tabletops. However, the methods are the same to remove these stains. Today we will present you several ways to remove lipstick stains from your clothing or other fabrics.
There are different methods available depending on the size and age of the stain. It is important that you check the care label of the fabric you are about to clean otherwise you might end up losing the piece altogether.
How to Remove the Stains
Do it Yourself: Blot the Lipstick Stain
This step is most effective when the stain is relatively fresh and hasn’t dried. Quickly blot the stain using a paper towel or a clean piece of cloth to remove the excess lipstick from the fabric. This will reduce the amount of effort required in the next steps.
Do it Yourself: Rinse the Stain with Cold Water
If the stain is on a clothing item, quickly take it to the bathroom sink and rinse it under running cold water through the back of the stain. Do it for several minutes while repeatedly rubbing the stained area gently. After doing this 3 to 4 times, check if the stain is still there.
Do it Yourself: Add Detergent to Treat the Stain
If the previous step was not enough to remove the lipstick stain, then take some laundry detergent and rub it on the stained area while it is still wet. Once you have gently rubbed the detergent on the stain, leave it on for a few minutes and let it perform its action further. This is necessary to break the stains that have gotten older. After a few minutes, rub the stain again for a while and then rinse it again with cold water.
Do it Yourself: Try Using Vinegar to Remove the Stain
If any of the above methods do not remove the stain from the fabrics, try using vinegar before moving to the final step. Take a bowl of vinegar, dab the stained cloth in it, and repeat the process in the previous step.
Do it Yourself: Use WD-40 Spray
This method is most effective for fixed objects like dressing table tops etc. However, always check your manufacturer’s guidelines before using certain materials. WD-40 can stain porous materials.
Just spray wd-40 from a can in good amounts at the stain and leave it there for several minutes. It will make the stain lose its strength. Next, rub the stained area with an old toothbrush while the stain is still moist with WD-40.
After the stain is gone, spray the area again with WD-40 if you want a layer of protection on the item.
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