How To Remove Beer Stains

Beer stains can happen quickly, especially at a crowded party, and there is no telling where that beer will land. Also, depending on the beer that is spilled, it may be a pretty dark stain.

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No matter what type of beer it is, from a lager, ale, pilsner, porter, or stout, you want to get that stain from the beer out of your clothing, upholstery or carpet as quickly as possible.

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The most important stain removal rule is to treat the stain as quickly as possible, to make it as easy as possible to remove the stain.

Removing Beer Stains From Fabric

Step 1: Soak the stained fabric in cool water for approximately half an hour.

Step 2: Pretreat the stain with a laundry stain remover.

Step 3: Launder in the hottest water the fabric will allow to get out the stain, and either chlorine bleach if the fabric will allow it, or oxygen bleach if not.

Hint: Make sure the stain from the beer is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set the stain. Repeat if necessary.

You may also want to watch this video regarding beer stain removal from clothing, which gives an alternative stain removal solution using dishwashing liquid and vinegar.

Stain Removal From Upholstery Caused By Beer

Beer stain removal guide for clothing, upholstery and carpet, with step by step instructions {on Stain Removal 101}

Step 1: Blot up as much of the beer as possible off the upholstery, using a clean white cloth or a paper towel.

Step 2: Mix a solution of two cups cool water and one tablespoon dishwashing liquid.

Step 3: Using this solution, sponge the stain from the beer with a clean white cloth.

Step 3: Next, blot at the stain until the liquid is absorbed.

Step 4: Repeat steps 2-3 until the stains caused by the beer are removed from the upholstery.

Step 5: Now that the stain 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.

An alternative method for removing stains caused by beer from your upholstery is to use, instead of the dishwashing liquid solution, a solution of two-thirds of a cup of rubbing alcohol and one tablespoon of white vinegar.

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Hint: With either method be sure to get the upholstery only as wet as necessary to remove the stain from the beer.

You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.

How To Remove Stain Caused By Beer From Carpet

The instructions for removing stains from carpet caused by beer is the same as for upholstery, in regard to using the dishwashing liquid solution.

If you want, you can add a tablespoon of white vinegar to this solution, for use on your carpet.

Recommended Beer Stain Removers

Perhaps you don't want to make your own stain remover, but instead want to use something designed to remove stains caused by beer.

Here is an article about a product where a reader said they had success removing these stains:

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Woolite Pet Stain Remover Plus Oxygen Got Spill Out Of Carpet

You can also share your own stain remover reviews here, telling me what has worked for you in removing these stains caused by beer, or for any other stain.

Do You Have Any Tips To Share For Removing These Stains?

I'm always looking for more tips and ideas for how to remove stains. You can share your stain removal tip here, for removing stains caused by beer or anything else.

Fun Beer Facts

Beer can have lots of uses in your household. For example, beer can be used to get rid of slugs in your garden.

In addition, here is a video showing several unusual uses for beer around the home, including how beer can remove stains from copper pots.

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