So have no fear! With Ultra-Guard’s lipstick stain removal guide, your carpet and upholstery won’t be scared of encountering a little gloss from time to time.
Rubbing alcohol is an extremely effective lipstick stain remover for fabric and surfaces that can't be machine washed, such as upholstery or furniture. Apply some rubbing alcohol to a cotton ball and use it to wipe away the lipstick stain. Rinse with cold water afterward to remove any residue. This method is not recommended for clothing, as rubbing alcohol can damage some of the more delicate fabrics.
Below is a video which gives lipstick removal stain tips for washable clothing.
Her main suggestion is to use denatured alcohol on the stain. (Hint -- that suggestion has come up in almost all the videos above, meaning it typically works pretty well!)
She then suggests to follow this with a dab of dishwashing liquid rubbed into the stain, followed by a stain stick.
Next, she suggests washing the garment in cold water.
This can be a good idea if you don't believe you have thoroughly removed the lipstick stain yet, because heat can set the stain making it even tougher to remove. On the other hand, though, lipstick has a lot of grease in it, and such stains typically are easier to remove with very hot water (assuming the garment can handle it), because the heat helps dissolve and loosen up the grease and oils within the lipstick.
In addition, as always, make sure the stain is completely out before you put it in the dryer.
She suggests, to be really conservative, to not place the item in the dryer, but instead to let it air dry just to confirm after it has dried that the lipstick stain has been completely removed.
As you can see, there are lots of ways to remove these stains.
I hope these videos have given you some good ideas for how to remove lipstick stains from your clothes.
However, there are always even more methods out there which work, and also specific products you can use designed as lipstick stain removers.
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