Unfortunately, many of us have been subject to nasty lipstick stains on our clothes. Whether you’ve accidentally smudged it on your dress in a rush, or your partner’s left a mark on your shirt, we all know the hassle and pain that lipstick stains on our clothing can bring. Luckily, getting lipstick off clothes can be dealt with using a variety of products and methods, all from the comfort of your own home.
Before following the methods below, it is always advised to check the care label and to test products and liquids on an inconspicuous area of the fabric in case the chemicals do not work well with the item at hand. It is also strongly recommended that the stain is treated as soon as possible to avoid the lipstick sinking further into the clothing. Finally, once the stains have been removed, it is always advised that the garments are left to air dry as opposed to using a tumble dryer when removing lipstick from clothing.
How to Remove Lipstick Stains from Clothing Using Rubbing Alcohol
Rubbing alcohol may work at removing lipstick stains from your clothing. Again, always remember to test it in a small area first, and to read the care label of your garment to make sure that it is appropriate for the fabric.
- Take a cotton ball or clean white cloth and dampen it with rubbing alcohol.
- Blot the stain with alcohol to remove the lipstick stains from clothing. Do not rub the stain.
How to Remove Lipstick from Clothing Using Hairspray
Similarly, you could use hairspray to treat lipstick stains – just follow these instructions after you’ve tested it on a small area of your garment first.
- Spray the hairspray onto the lipstick stain.
- Allow the hairspray to sit on the lipstick stain for up to 15 minutes.
- Take a clean cloth and dip in warm water.
- Wipe the hairspray off the stain with the cloth.
- Wash the fabric as usual.
As much of a nuisance as lipstick-stained clothes may be, removing lipstick from clothing is in fact a rather straightforward process. If the above methods have not proven successful in getting lipstick out of clothes, then it is strongly recommended that you seek professional help at a dry cleaning service.
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