The kitchen is a popular place for spills and stains from a variety of different sources. One of the most common stains comes from dairy products. In this article, we’re going to explore how to remove dairy cream stains.
How To Remove Dairy Cream Stains From Clothing
Your apron is a mess or you just happen to get some dairy cream on your sleeve. Here’s how you can remove that dairy cream stain from your favorite shirt or apron.
What you will need:
- K2r Spot Lifter or Afta Cleaning Fluid
- Absorbent Pads
- Dishwashing Detergent
- Brush or scraper (depending on type of stain)
- Get rid of anything excess from the dairy spill if the spill is fresh. Take the spot lifter (whichever you prefer, or store brand, the above are just suggestions) and gently dab the affected area.
- Take the absorbent pad and set it over the stain. Let it stand as long as stain is being removed from the affected area. Change the pad if necessary.
- Rinse the area thoroughly. Make sure that the area is thoroughly rinsed or the next steps may not be effective.
- If the stain is not removed, take a few drops of the dishwashing detergent and a few drops of ammonia to the area, gently tamping (if the stain is set in) or scraping (if the stain is caked on) the affected area to evenly distribute the chemicals. Blot the area occasionally with an absorbent pad, and continue to reapply the two chemicals until the stain is gone.
- Flush and rinse the area to remove all ammonia. Wash and dry as usual, making sure that the stain is gone before putting the article of clothing in the dryer.
How to Remove Dairy Cream Stains From Countertops
Some of the more porous countertops and light-colored countertops (alabaster, marble) can easily stain if you spill dairy cream on them. Thankfully, the process of removing dairy cream stains from these materials is fairly simple.
What you will need:
- Rubbing alcohol
- White blotter
- Poultice: Bleach, water, powdered detergent (even parts)
- If the spill is fresh, take a towel and wipe up any of the excess. Fresh spills can still start to stain quite quickly, depending on what the dairy cream spill is on, so make sure that you don’t just wipe the spill and forget about it.
- Mix three or four drops of ammonia with one full cup of rubbing alcohol. Mix it gently. Make sure to wear rubber gloves when you do this, as this solution could irritate the skin.
- Soak the white blotter in the solution and place it over the area to start absorbing the stain. Put a heavy object on top of the blotter in order to help with the process of drawing out the oils. You can continue to put the above solution on the cloth in order to keep “bleaching” the cream stain out of the material.
- This should, ultimately, eliminate the stain before it really gets into your countertop. If that is not the case, then make some of the poultice as listed above. Please keep the rubber gloves on through this process to prevent injury and irritation.
- Take the poultice and soak a fresh blotter into it. Place the blotter onto the stain, putting the heavy object back on top of it. Allow the poultice to sit overnight, and the stain should be completely gone when you return to the countertop the next day.