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Butter. Tips to remove Butter stains from clothes and fabric

Butter has a greasy oil type residue that can stain both your fabrics and clothing.  If you have found a butter stain accident on your fabrics or clothes, use the following cleaning tips to work out that butter stain.

Pre treat all butter stains with a stain stick or spray.  Leave this sit on the fabric for about ten minutes.  Longer won’t hurt it at all.
Apply clear liquid laundry detergent to the butter stained area.  Rub the liquid in well with your fingertips or a soft scrub brush to work in the detergent while working out the butter.

Rinse the fabric will, and re inspect for the stain.  Hang dry if needed for checking the butter stain.

If the stain persists, you can reapply the pre treatment stain spray and then the laundry detergent.  Be sure to focus on the area where the butter stain is.

If the fabric tag states that you can use bleach on this fabric, soak the fabric in a bucket of three gallons of water with two cups of bleach, liquid or powder.  Let the fabric soak for about ten minutes.

Rinse the fabric well, launder as usual and re-inspect for the butter stain.  Do not dry in the dryer until you have checked for the stain.

If you have a very stubborn butter stain, put the fabric stain side down and apply dry cleaning fluid to the back of the butter stained area.

Let the fabric dry and the launder as usual if the butter stain is gone. Repeat if you can still see it.




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Yellow color after grease seems to be out Comments By: Anonymous on 2005-05-26
My daughter tried the detergent tip but a yellow stain persists. It does not appear to be the grease part of the stain but perhaps a dye. Is that possible? and how would I remove that?

Tipking says: You may need to bleach the stain

 
lame Comments By: jason on 2007-07-05
So what if you don't have a stain remover? I'm better off reading the lable.
 
Fabric stain stick for butter stain Comments By: Anon on 2008-07-09
A glob of melted butter fell on my cotton shirt. I'm using a Spray and Wash stain remover stick along with dishwashing detergent to try to get the stain out. It is a dark colored shirt, one of my favorites and hope this works.
 



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