An eye liner stain can occur when you pull your shirt over your head, smearing eye liner everywhere, fall asleep on the couch and wake up to eye liner on the upholstery, dropping your eye liner onto the carpet, or a million other ways.
Once a stain from your eye liner occurs it is best to act quickly to remove it, because it is normally a dark stain which will set quickly.
In addition, many make up stains are greasy in nature, meaning that to remove them it is best to use a product which can remove both the color left behind by the stain, but also the oil and grease.
If you are interested in general make up stain removal, check out this video about removing make up from clothes.
Below are instructions for how to remove eye liner stains from your clothing, upholstery and carpet.
Step 1: Pretreat the stain with a laundry stain remover.
Step 2: 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 color bleach if not.
Hint: Make sure the stain is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set it. Repeat if necessary.
Step 1: Mix a solution of two cups cool water and one tablespoon dishwashing liquid.
Step 2: Using this solution, sponge the stain from the eye liner 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 eye liner stain is 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.
Hint: Be sure to get the upholstery only as wet as necessary to remove the spot or mark.
If this does not work, an alternative is to use a dry cleaning solvent on the upholstery until the stain disappears.
You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.
The instructions for removal of stains caused by eye liner from carpet is the same as for upholstery.
However, if you don't have luck with either the dishwashing liquid solution or dry cleaning solvent methods listed 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 this as a cleaning solution.
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 makeup 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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Hi, I'm Taylor, a busy mom with 3 kids, so I have lots of hands on experience with house cleaning, laundry and my fair share of spots, spills and other messy catastrophes. Thanks for visiting my site.
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