We all know that that wonderful, rich taste of warm butter. It’s delicious melted goodness on toasted bread. It’s heavenly feel when you bite into corn on the cob, running down your hands and dripping right off… Wait! What?! No! Not again.
Well, it happens to the best of us.While we’ve been distracted by the awesomeness that is butter, our favourite food has managed to leave us with a stain. A very greasy unforgiving stain!
Butter stains are unavoidable if you use it in cooking or if you just love eating it. Cooking with butter may give you that coveted richness with food, but it could also end upon your clothes, carpets or upholstery. I’m all for the buttery delight, but it happens to go well with food rather than non-edible things. Stains caused by butter can be hard to get out because of its oily nature. It tends to stick to the materials it comes in contact with. And if you don’t act quickly you might be left scrubbing all night. So what are some easy ways to get rid of butter stains so that you don’t have to spend a small fortune to replace your stained things?
Let’s have a look at a few.
Butter Stains on Wallpaper
– Thick brown paper bags
- To get butter stains out of wallpaper you’ll to locate the stained areas of your wall.
- Using a paper bag hold it over the stain.
- Run a warm iron over it so the bag can draw in the grease.
- Repeat this process by shifting the bag on every try. This will be more effective than using the same part of the bag.
Butter Stains on Counter Tops
– White vinegar
- Mix same proportions of water and white vinegar.
- Dip a cloth in the mixture and wipe counter surface.
- This will also help get rid of the butter smell. (That is, once the vinegar smell subsides.)
Butter Stains on Clothes
– Dish washing liquid
– Warm water
– Stain remover
- Apply the dish soap to the stained garment.
- Wash off with warm water.
- Treat the stain with some stain remover, and wash it the way you usually do.
- For tougher stains you could try some WD-40. Spray it over the stain and leave it for a few minutes.
- Wash as per usual.
- Shampoo could also be used in the same way, before the actual machine wash.
You will be able to see if the stain is gone only when the clothes are dry. Make sure you’ve gotten the stain out before you put our clothes in the dryer, as this will cause the stain to set. Air drying will prevent this.
Butter Stains on Upholstery
– Spoon/ Blunt knife
– Corn starch / Baking soda
– Dry cleaning solvent
– Sponge/ Cloth
- Using your blunt knife or spoon, scrape off the excess butter and other solids.
- Sprinkle some corn starch or baking soda over the spill and wait for it to absorb.
- Vacuum it off the upholstery.
- This might have to be repeated depending on the amount of butter spilled.
- Apply a little bit of dry cleaning solvent to the stained area with a cloth or sponge. Make sure to repeat this is the stain still remains.
Butter Stains on Carpet
You can follow the same procedure listed under the upholstery. It will work just as effectively and your carpet will be stain-free within no time.
Use these tips to remove butter stains practically from any surface or material. You’ll never worry about stains and will be able to enjoy the delicious and mouthwatering taste of butter.