Perfume stains can happen when you spritz a bit too much perfume onto your clothing, or drop a bottle of perfume onto your upholstery or carpeting.
Although perfume can smell nice, no one enjoys the stains it can cause.
Many perfumes are alcohol based, and therefore they can leave a ring around fabric or fibers where the alcohol begins to react with the surface.
The key to removing perfume stains is to begin treating them as quickly as possible.
Below are step by step instructions for how to remove stains caused by perfume from your clothing, other washable fabric, 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 caused by the perfume, and either chlorine bleach if the fabric will allow it, or color bleach if not.
Hint: Make sure the stain caused by the perfume is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set the stain. Repeat if necessary.
You can may like to check out this tip for how to clean perfume from clothing with a baking soda and ammonia paste, for an alternative way to remove these stains.
Step 1: Blot up as much perfume as possible.
Step 2: Mix a solution of two cups cool water, one tablespoon dishwashing liquid, and one tablespoon of white vinegar.
Step 3: Using this solution, sponge the stain from the perfume with a clean white cloth.
Step 4: Next, blot at the stain until the liquid is absorbed.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 until the stains from the perfume are removed from the upholstery.
Step 6: 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 stain from the perfume.
If this does not remove the stain, you can also try using dry cleaning solvent to remove it.
You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.
The instructions for removal of stains caused by perfume from carpet is the same as for upholstery.
Perhaps you don't want to make your own stain remover, but instead want to use something designed to remove perfume stains.
Here are some articles and reviews on this site which discuss various products that are designed to remove these stains, or the odor they can also leave behind:
Carbona Stain Devil #8
Windex To Remove Odor From Fabric & Plastic
You can also share your own stain remover reviews here for other removers that work on perfume, or any other stain.
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 perfume or anything else.
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