March 03, 2022

How to Get Butter Stains Out of Clothes, Carpet, and Upholstery

It might feel like doomsday when you spill your favorite popcorn topping on your shirt or furniture. However, there is still hope. In this guide, we will cover butter stain removal techniques you can do with items around your house.

Removing Butter Stains From Clothes

Removing grease stains from clothes is much easier than you think. As long as you have baking soda, clean paper towels, a knife, and some dish soap, you’re on your way! Follow these steps to clean the stain:
  1. Wipe off the excess with a butter knife.
  2. Dab the area with a clean paper towel. It is best to avoid rubbing, as this action can embed the stain deeper into the clothing.
  3. Pour some baking soda on the stain to soak it up.
  4. If your clothes require dry cleaning, it’s best to get that done next. Otherwise, lightly scrub the fabric until the baking soda turns brown and rinse. Repeat the process until the discoloring stops.
  5. Wash the piece of clothing as you normally would and let it air dry.
If the stain is still apparent after air drying, you can use liquid dish detergent with a soft brush to treat the stain. For stains that have already set into your clothes, try pouring white vinegar over the area. The vinegar will lessen the stain without spreading it. Let your clothing dry and then treat it with an enzyme-based remedy.

Cleaning Carpet or Upholstery Butter Stains

You can follow steps one through four above to get you started for carpets and upholstery. However, the process differs a little after that. Ensure you are mindful of the type of carpet or upholstery you’re cleaning, as there could be different recommendations for particular materials.
After allowing the baking soda to soak up the oil from the stain for 5 to 15 minutes, follow these steps:
  1. Blot the stain with a dry cleaning solvent based on the directions for the material you’re cleaning.
  2. Clean with a damp cloth, pat dry, and vacuum the excess.
If the stain needs more work, you can rub a small amount of dish soap in using a soft brush or your fingers and then rinse the area and let it dry. Otherwise, you can hire a professional cleaning service to do the job for you.

Contact Maid Bright to Tackle Your Toughest Stains

While the tips above can help with stubborn butter stains, sometimes they aren’t enough. In that case, it’s time to call for some professional help. Contact Maid Bright at (888) 624-3274 or visit us online to schedule your free estimate and say goodbye to your stains.

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