Butter stains can be removed by several methods. Remove the excess as quickly as possible. Make a paste of laundry powder and water, and work into the stain. Launder per care label instructions. Ammonia will also work well to clean grease stains such as butter, but be careful to insure that it is not going to bleach out the color of a garment. Test on an unseen area, such as a seam allowance first. Research shows that people have had success using WD-40 on these stains, and also everything from Coca-Cola, lighter fluid, and hairspray. Test any application in an unseen area before proceeding.
Water sets this stain. Avoid it before using solvent.
Note: Always test an inconspicuous area for colorfastness, etc. before treating the exposed area. Also note that certain stains are permanent.
- Sponge with a small amount of dry cleaning solvent
- Mix one teaspoon of a mild ph balanced detergent (a mild non alkaline non bleaching detergent) with a cup of lukewarm water
- Sponge with clean water.
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