How to Remove a Lipstick Stain from Upholstery

If you have a lot of the lipstick stain on the upholstery, you should take a spoon or butter knife and scrape away the lipstick that you can.

Wet your cotton ball or paper towel with some rubbing alcohol. Dabbing at the stain, and changing your towel so that you are always using a clean part of it.

Continue this until you find that you are not bringing any more of the it out of the upholstery. Apply a few drops of dry cleaning solvent to the lipstick stain removal area and blot it up with a clean paper towel.

Repeat this two or three times, if you are bringing up more of the lipstick or until the stain is gone. Make a solution of water and a few drops of clear bleach free laundry detergent. Spray this on the upholstery stained area, and blot until you bring out the moisture.

Do not rub the area or you could stretch out the upholstery fabric. Rinse the upholstery using a clear water spray, dabbing and blotting to bring out the water, the moisture, and the suds in the upholstery.

Be sure to continue rinsing and blotting until you are not bringing any more suds out of the upholstery. Rinse the fabric one last time using a mixture of water and vinegar.

Making a half and half solution spraying this on the upholstery and the blotting off will make the deep down lipstick and suds come out. Repeat this stain removal tip as needed for a great clean.

Another Method

Rub white non-gel toothpaste gently on the stain and then wipe clean with a damp towel.

Use a plastic razor blade or business card to scrap off as much of the lipstick as possible. Then dab a dry solvent, such as lighter fluid with a towel on the spot. Keep checking the spot, while patting dry to make sure the coloring is not coming out of the fabric.

Rub mineral oil or vegetable oil on the spot and allow it to soak for several minutes.

Apply hair spray to the affected area and let it sit for a few minutes. Then wipe the hair spray off with the stain.

Sponge a solution of water and 50% ammonia to the spot. Then rinse out with cool water.

Blot petroleum jelly on the lipstick stain until the stain is gone.

Sponge the affected area with isopropyl rubbing alcohol.

Be careful when using these tips and techniques on your car's interior.

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