How to remove cosmetics stains

Cosmetics can leave nasty stains on your clothes that are usually quite hard to remove without the help of special washing products. In this article we cover some of the most common cosmetics stains.

How to remove lipstick stains
You can remove lipstick stains by smearing petroleum jelly on the stain first. Then you dab the stain with a paper towel with some alcohol. Do not rub, just dab. The final step is washing your stained clothes in the washing machine with liquid washing detergent or a product specifically made for the removal of stains, like Vanish or Shout. This should do the trick.

How to remove nail polish stains
Nail polish stains are easily removed with acetone. Acetone is also used in nail polish. However, using nail polish to remove the stain is not recommended. This might damage your clothes. Therefore we recommend that you buy a bottle of acetone and use a q-tip to dab the acetone on the stain. Aceton can not be used on synthetic clothes like wool or nylon. This will permanently damage your clothes. If your clothes are made off synthetic fabric, then your best option is to use denatured alcohol. If this does not work, a dry cleaner is probably able to help you get rid of the stain.

How to remove perfume stains
You can remove a perfume stain by dabbing the stain with alcohol first. Afterwards you can wash your clothes with the regular program. An alternative method is to dab the stain with warm glycerine. Glycerine absorbs fluids. Rinse your clothes with water to remove the stain afterwards.

How to remove cream stains
The best way to remove cream stains are to rub a bit of butter on the stain. Give the butter some time to attach to the stain. After a few minutes, scrape off the butter and dab what is left of the stain with some denatured alcohol on a q-tip.

How to remove resin stains
Place some ice cubes on the stain to make it easier to scrape off the resin. The resin that remains you can treat with alcohol or denatured alcohol. There will probably be a small stain left, that you can remove with blotting paper. Blotting paper absorbs what is left of the stain. If the resin stain is old, it might help to smear some butter over the stain first.

Good luck!

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