Stains in a house with growing children are good, only if there are measures to deal with them effortlessly. Scroll down to learn how to remove milk stains.

How To Remove Milk Stains

It is a herculean task for a woman to look after a household, especially when there are one or two small ones to take care of. There is always a war for her waiting, war against stains cause by spilled foods, beverages, inks, dyes and adhesives. With the growing child in the house, the numbers of these stains keep increasing with every step of the child. Stains can spoil your laundry, your favourite fabric or leather item if not dealt with properly, especially milk stains. Milk stains do not look troublesome because they are white. However, the problem starts when the milk stain dries out and is left unattended for a while. It will turn out to be yellowish stain with foul smell to deal with. Here are some tips on removing milk stains which will help you deal with the toughest of all stains effortlessly and getting back the colour and freshness of your fabric without much labour.

Tips On Removing Milk Stains

Blotting And Vacuuming

Milk stain gets absorbed rapidly in sofas and couches and gets difficult to be removed. Therefore, if you don’t want your couch or sofa to get permanently stained, press on the spot where the milk gets spilled with an absorbent material like a sponge. Pressing with an absorbent material will remove excess of milk from the surface. You can then use a wet-dry shop vacuum on the spot to get rid of the rest of the moisture. You can also try using the vacuum after sprinkling cold water on the spot. This will help you get rid of the foul smell.

Using Organic Cleansers

Milk is an organic substance hence using an organic cleansing agent might help remove milk stains. But, you need to be careful while using the cleansing material since some chemicals in the cleansing agent might cause the milk to cook, making it smell more. You can also make use of a commercially available enzyme odour remover to take care of the smell. If the stain and the smell do not leave the surface even after using the cleansing agent, put the fabric out in the sun for a while. This will definitely draw out the milk and remove the smell.

Milk Stains On Carpets

It is simpler to remove the stains from carpets compared to any other surface. If you have a washable carpet, soak it in cold water for the milk stain to get washed away. You can use a detergent to wash the carpet if the smell persists even after the stain goes.

Baking Soda

You can also make use of baking soda to effectively remove old milk stains from a surface. Sprinkle some baking soda over the stained area and then sprinkle few droplets of water on the baking soda till it gets absorbed. Allow the baking soda to sit overnight and then brush off the dried up baking soda the next morning. Vacuum clean the spot to get rid of the stain and smell permanently.

Using Lemon Juice

If none of your measures to deal with milk stain is working, lemon juice can come handy to remove the stain. Spray little lemon juice on the stain and allow it to sit for some time (around 15 minutes). Sprinkle some water on it and blot the spot with a piece of clean cloth or you can even vacuum it. Using lemon juice in this form will get rid of toughest of all milk stains and will also get rid of the smell since lemon is a natural deodorizer. 

Using Vinegar

Vinegar is the best solution for old stains that smell a lot. Apply some white vinegar on the spot and allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Remove excess of vinegar by blotting the spot with a towel or blotting paper.

Leather Cleanser

To clean the milk stain from a leather surface like a car seat, wipe off the spilled milk with a wet cloth. Make sure that you have properly cleaned all the corners. Let the leather surface dry for a while and then use a commercially available leather cleanser on it.

Other Tips

  • You can even make a cleansing solution yourself. Mix a few drops of warm water with detergent. Apply the mixture on the stains with your finger or toothbrush and then wash the laundry in the washing machine to get rid of the stain.
  • It is important on your part to take care of the stain as soon as it hits your fabric. You need to get to the stains before they dry to make stuffs easier for you.
  • Soak the stained fabric for 5-10 minutes in cold water. This will stop the stain from setting in.
  • To treat tough and stubborn milk stains, soak the piece of fabric in room temperature water for about 30 minutes.
The above mentioned tips on how to remove milk stains clearly point out the urgency of matter. The sooner you attend to the stained area, the simpler it will get to remove the stain using the above mentioned tips.

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