How to Remove Lacquer Stains From Washable Fabric
Many fabrics, especially those that are washable such as acrylics, burlap, cotton, linen, and polyester, are actually very simple to remove lacquer stains from. It will take time and some elbow grease, but getting rid of that unsightly lacquer stain will be worth it.
What you will need
- Acetone (such as acetone based nail polish remover)
- Absorbent pads
- Dry-cleaning solvent
- If the lacquer spill is recent, then take a few moments to sit down and scrape off the excess lacquer as soon as possible. This will allow you to see how deep the stain is (or if it actually stained at all).
- Take the fabric and place an absorbent pad underneath the place where the stain is located. Flush the affected area with the acetone several times, so that it goes through to the absorbent pad.
- When no more stain is being removed, switch out the pad and use the dry-cleaning solvent instead of the acetone. Flush the area several times.
- Allow the fabric to dry thoroughly. Launder as you usually would, but make sure to check the affected area before you throw the clothing in the dryer. If the stain is still there, allow the fabric to air dry and then repeat steps two and three until the stain is gone. If you were to put a stained piece of fabric or clothing in the dryer, it would make it more difficult to remove the stain because it would set in because of the dryer’s heat.