Avocado stain removal and how to go about removing avocado oil from fabric can be must-have knowledge if you or someone you love has had a guacamole accident.
Of course, avocado stains don't just occur on your clothes, but instead can also happen on your upholstery and carpet.
A stain from an avocodo is somewhat different from removing stains from other types of fruits or vegetables, because avocados contain a lot more fat than the typical fruit or vegetable.
What that means for you is that you need to follow special steps for stain removal to get rid of both the color from the avocado, but also the avocado oil and fat.
Below is information on how to remove avocado stains from washable fabric, upholstery and carpet.
Step 1: Scrape off any excess avocado from the fabric.
Step 2: Run the fabric under cold running water (not warmer water).
Step 4: Let the stained fabric soak for 10-15 minutes with the pretreater in cold water.
Hint: Make sure the stain is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set the stain. Repeat if necessary.
Step 1: Scrape off any excess avocado from the upholstery.
Step 2: Mix a solution of two cups cool water and one tablespoon dishwashing liquid.
Step 3: Using this solution, sponge the avocado stain with a clean white cloth.
Step 4: Next, blot at the solution until the liquid is absorbed.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 until the avocado stain is removed from the upholstery.
Step 6: Now that spot is removed you should get plain cold water and a new white cloth and sponge the area to remove the cleaning solution, and then blot dry.
Hint: Be sure to get the upholstery only as wet as necessary.
You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.
The instructions for removal of avocado stains from carpet is the same as for upholstery.
However, if you don't have luck with this method above you can also do something additional with the carpet stain, which is to mix a solution of one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups warm water, and use that as a stain removal solution.
I'm always looking for more tips and ideas for how to remove spots and stains. You can share your tip here, for removing stains caused by avocado or anything else.
Are you a stain magnet like me? If so, check out the A to Z Stain Removal Guide which gives directions for how to remove over 100 types of stains from all kinds of surfaces.
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