How to Remove Lipstick Stains from Cotton

Lipstick adds beauty to your face however; the very same beauty can put you in hassle when you have to take it off if the stain is attached on cotton. This can happen in many ways. For example, you were taking your clothes when the lipstick mark got on your cotton shirt. Or maybe there is scenario in which you wiped you lips by mistake with your shirt. Just remember that the key to removing any stain is to remove sooner than later. Whatever the scenario may be, there are many methods of removing such stains. You can adopt anyone of the following methods for the removal of Lipstick Stains from Cotton.

Method 1 (Using Alcohol)

Things you will be required:

·      Alcohol.
·      Dish detergent.
·      Cotton swab.
·      Ammonia.
·      Water.


1.   The first step is to dip clean white cloth in rubbing alcohol. Do not put the entire cloth in the bottle but just the corner of the cloth.

2.   Dab lipstick stain with the corner of the cloth that you dipped in alcohol. However, do not rub the stain with it has it can spread the stain further.

3.   After that you may laundry your shirt as usual as you do from water and any other washing powder.
4.   If the lipstick stain still present you can do the following.

5.   Use a concentrates dish detergent that is often used for greasy dishes on the cloth. You may dab small amount of dish detergent directly on the fabric and allow it to soak in for ten to fifteen minutes.

6.   Then using a clean piece of cloth you have to remove the stain in small strokes.

7.   If you are too unlucky and stain still present. Just to remove the stain completely you have to dab ammonia and gently rub it with a cotton swab after which the stain will be removed completely.

Tips and Warnings:

1.   The method described above are only suited to a fabric that does not require dry clean, if your shirt says dry clean only then you may not use the above method for that type of shirt.

2.   Do not put your cotton shirt immediately in dryer as it can further set the stain.

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