Removing lipstick stainsThere is a new product on the market that perfect for removing numerous stains like: oil stains, adhesives, pencil marks, pitch/sap,bumper stickers, chewing gum, fresh oil based paint and petroleum based silicone. It can be used on carpets, formica, exhaust fans, vinyl, plastic,fabrics, hardwood floors, metal, barbecues, tools, tile and chains. This product is named Motsenbocker’s Lift Off #2.
It has the same price as most products of this kind, and the same reaction time. It actually works better than most of them.
Lipstick is actually a dye with an oily base. The only solution that can remove it is something based onsolvents. Water based or wet spotters are not indicated to be used because they only spread the stain.
- Put some vegetable or mineral oil on the stain and let it to soak for about 15 minutes.
- Remove the excess oil with a paper towel.
- Make a mixture of 50% ammonia with water (this shouldn’t be used if your fabric is wool or silk).
- Wash the fabric with cool water.
- Sponge the area with isopropyl rubbing alcohol.
- Now, apply a laundry pre treatment and wash it in hot water.
- The best way though is to get your cloths to a professional.