Whenever you are partying and that party includes alcoholic beverages like beer, having the drink spilled somewhere or the other is very much possible. So, it is quite possible that at the next party in your house, you may end up spilling some beer on your clothes and even the carpet. The good news is that beer stains are easy to remove and all you require is some home supplies and a little bit of patience. The best way to remove a beer stain is to treat it when the drink has just been spilled. Fresh stains are easier to remove than those which have dried. If the stain is wet, dab it with a fresh towel or a cloth, so that you are able to get rid of it at the earliest. However, usually you do not get a chance to remove the stains the moment they happen. Many a times these stains have to be left unattended for several reasons. Therefore, it is important to learn about getting rid of old and dried up stains as well. Read on to get some more tips on getting rid of beer stains.
- White Vinegar
- Bar Soap
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Warm Water
- Nail Brush
- Carpet Shampoo
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- The first step to remove beer stains from your clothing is to wash them as soon as possible.
- After you have washed your clothes and still find some stains, do not put the clothes for drying. Drying would only set the stain further, making it hard to remove.
- This time, apply soap on the stain and add a little white vinegar to it. Thereafter, wash your clothes again.
- If beer has been spilled on your sofa or couch, dab it by rubbing alcohol over the particular area. Thereafter, rub the stain with a soap bar. Let the stain dry for some time and when it dries, brush it with a nail brush.
- If your carpet has been spoiled with beer, remove the stain with a cloth or towel as early as you can. If the stain still does not go, use a carpet shampoo to clean it.
Fresh Beer Stains
There is nothing like removing beers stains when they are fresh. They save a lot valuable time and energy!
- Take hold of a paper towel or absorbent cloth and dab the stain in order to get rid of the extra liquid. This should be done gently so that the stain does not spread.
- Rubbing too hard may leave a stain fouler than expected.
- Prepare a thick solution of detergent and water and pat on the stained area(s). It is advisable to leave the fabric for some time for the detergent to effect.
- After 5-10 minutes, when the stain starts becoming light, gently rub and rinse the cloth and pat it dry with clean towels.
- In case you do not have detergents or soap, you can use bleaching powder or even white vinegar. Apply white vinegar directly on the stain and wait for some time. Vinegar acts as natural bleach for fabrics and should lift the stain.
- Another method is to use hydrogen peroxide. Mix one part of hydrogen peroxide with 10 parts of water.
- Wash it in cool water and check if the stain has lifted.
Old Beer Stains
- All the above treatments should be attempted, repeatedly, as the stain is older and more stubborn. If the stain does not get removed even after all these efforts, you need special stain removers available in the market. There are times when all the detergents, soaps and bleaches fail to remove tough beer stains. It is then you have to look for special solutions which are made for eliminating beer stains. They can be sprayed or applied directly on the stained areas.