Butter stains are greasy spots that can cause unsightly marks on the clothes. With this article, explore how to remove butter stains using household cleaners.

How To Remove Butter Stains

Butter is a taste enhancer for many dishes and we all love what it does to the bread. But a drop of butter on your favorite shirt is enough to rip off your joys and make you scream. You may not notice the butter spot instantly until it dries up. On drying, it looks like a greasy grey spot which spoils the entire beauty of your most lovable shirt. Relax, for here is a solution to your problem. Butter spots are basically oil spots, which can be removed by most emulsifiers. Most of the household cleansers are emulsifier, but never mix two different emulsifiers together, as this can result in the formation of dangerous fumes. Also, you can never come to a conclusion as to which one works. So, the best is to use them one by one. In the following lines, we have provided detailed description as to how to remove butter stains.
Removing Butter Stains
From Clothes
Things Required
  • Butter Knife
  • Towel
  • Flour
  • Laundry Detergent (concentrated)
  • Shampoo (if required)
  • With the help of the butter knife, scrape out extra butter present on the spot. Scrape it out in a lifting way so that the greasy substance do not get grind.
  • Now sprinkle some flour on to the spot and rub with soft hands. The flour would absorb the grease, thereby lightening the stain further.  
  • Then turn the cloth inside out and slide a towel in between the layers of the cloth.
  • Pour a little drop of laundry detergent onto the spot and start rubbing.
  • You can hand wash the cloth or put it in a washing machine and let the machine do the magic. However, take care not to use excessively hot water. Lukewarm water should do the trick.
  • If the spot acts adamantly and persists, apply some white shampoo onto it and wash it again in the washing machine.
From Upholstery 
Things Required
  • Butter Knife
  • Baking Soda
  • Dry Cleaning Solvent (concentrated)
  • Liquid Detergent (alternatively)
  • Cold Water
  • Scrape up the extra butter from it, with the help of the butter knife, in a way that it does not spread further.
  • Put an absorbent on to the spot like baking soda. Let it dry for 15 minutes. This will absorb the oily portion of the stain.
  • Again, with the help of the butter knife, scrape out the absorbent from the upholstery.
  • Now, take a dry cleaning solvent and pour it on the sponge. Alternatively, you can also take cold water and mix liquid detergent.
  • Blot until the spot is not dragged out fully.
  • Repeat it many times till the spot is gone completely.
Additional Tips
  • You can apply a paste of laundry soap and water directly on the spot and allow it to set for 30 minutes before washing. The detergent and water mixture would break down the greasy bonds and wash away the stains.
  • For stubborn stains that refrain to go even after many attempts, you can go for ammonia application. However, ammonia may lighten the overall color of the cloth. As such, it is always better to check the color sensitivity of the cloth.
  • Strange but effective, you can also spray some hairspray on the spot before putting it into the washing machine to wash. The chemicals would help the grease stains to wash away.
Following these instructions on how to remove butter stains would surely help you get rid of the nasty greasy spot and rekindle life in your clothes.

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