How to Get Butter Stains Out of Washable Fabrics
What you will need:
- Dull knife
- Paper towels
- Commercial pretreat stain remover
- Fabric cleaner (Afta Cleaning Fluid)
It becomes a little easier to remove butter stains on clothes that can be washed. The types of fabrics that are considered washable are: acrylic, cotton, linen, nylon, olefin, polyester, spandex, etc.. Like most other stains it is much easier to remove a butter stain from washable fabrics if you get started right away.
- To begin the butter stain removal process, on washable fabric, you will need to use the dull knife to scrape away any remaining butter on the garment. Again you will need to be gentle when completing this step. If you try and scrape too hard you can wear away the fabric or you could push the butter further into the fabric making the stain much worse.
- Next, you will want to pick a pre-treating stain remover that will work best for this type stain. For greasy stains aerosols work the best. You can find these products at most any grocery store that sells laundry detergent.
- Once you have decided on the best pretreatment for your butters stain you will want to apply it to the stained area.
- Blot the stained area with a clean white paper towel. Ensure you do not rub the stain. If you rub the stain you can make the stain penetrate the fabric further making it harder to remove the butter stain from the garment.
- Lander the garment as you normally would. Look on the garments tag for specific instructions on washing.
- Inspect the stained area. If the stain remains you can move on to step 7.
- Place a few layers of paper towels under the stained area. Ensure the stain is face down on the paper towels.
- Next, you will want to flush the stain with a liquid fabric cleaner such as Afta Cleaning Fluid. Ensure that you are flushing the stain through the back and onto the paper towel. This will rinse the stain without damaging any other part of the garment.
- Again pretreat the stain with the spot cleaner.
- Wash the garment as you normally would.
- Inspect the garment. If the stain remains repeat steps 7-10 as many times as needed to remove the butter stain.