Remove Lipstick from Your Blouse. This clever idea shows you an easy no hassle way to remove lipstick from your favorite blouse, top or husband’s shirt collar!
If you have accidentally smeared lipstick on your blouse, don’t worry! There are several effective methods to remove lipstick stains. Here are some of Haley’s Hints to help you get rid of lipstick from your blouse:
1. Act quickly: The sooner you tackle the stain, the better your chances of success. Blot any excess lipstick gently with a clean cloth or paper towel, being careful not to rub it into the fabric.
2. Dish soap: Start by applying a small amount of liquid dish soap directly onto the stained area. Gently work the soap into the fabric using your fingertips or a soft toothbrush. Allow it to sit on the stain for a few minutes.
3. Cold water rinse: Rinse the stained area with cold water. This will help to flush out the soap and the lipstick pigment. Continue rinsing until the water runs clear.
4. Pre-treat with stain remover: Apply a stain remover specifically designed for delicate fabrics directly onto the lipstick stain. Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer and let it sit for the recommended time.
5. Launder as usual: Once the stain has been pre-treated, wash the blouse according to the care instructions on the label. Use the appropriate setting and water temperature. If the care label allows, you can add a scoop of oxygen-based bleach to enhance stain removal. Check the stain before drying. If it’s still present, repeat the process.
6. Spot treatment alternatives: If you don’t have dish soap or stain remover at hand, you can try other options. Rubbing alcohol or makeup remover can work effectively on lipstick stains. Dab a small amount of the product onto the stain and gently blot with a clean cloth. Rinse with cold water afterward.
Remember, it is always important to test any cleaning product on a small and inconspicuous area of your blouse before applying it to the stain directly. This will help ensure that the treatment does not damage or discolor the fabric.