How to Get Pink Stains Out of Clothes: Make-up and other Direct Stains
Colour-bleeding is one thing, but if you’ve accidentally lipsticked your sleeve that’s a very different kind of stain. Thankfully, removing direct pink stains on clothes is a much faster process than removing colour-bleeding. Here are some handy suggestions.
- Using a white cloth or tissue, first blot away as much of the stain as you can, before treating the fabric.
- Makeup stains respond well to alcohol-based solvents. Try applying rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer to the back of the stain, and blot away with a cotton ball until the stain is gone. Or you can spray on hairspray and blot away the pink stains. Remember to always test any products on a small area of the garment first.
- Berry stains do not require an alcohol-based solvent. Often, you just need to pour very hot (just-boiled water) directly onto the stain in a rapid stream. Take care when handling hot water to avoid injury. Adding some dishwashing detergent may help.
- Commercial stain removers can also be very effective. Just follow the directions on the label, and test the product in a small area first.
- Another approach is to wet the stained area and rub in a small amount of dishwashing detergent, using a towel and a circular motion. After enough rubbing, the stain should be gone.
- If a faint stain still remains, cut a lemon in half, rub the juice into the stain, and let the white fabric sit in direct sunlight. This is another effective way of removing stains from white clothing.
With these tips, you no longer need to ask: “How do you get pink stains out of white clothes?” Whether it’s an unlucky colour-bleed from a laundry wash, a makeup accident, or a strawberry pie, pink stains can easily be removed from your white clothes with these tips.