Cheap National Delivery - £7.50 each way  FREE Click & Collect - 70 National Branches  Low Prices - Open Trade Account

 

Lipstick Stains: How to Remove Lipstick from your Carpet

Date posted: 24 November 2016

It's easy enough to accidentally drop a lipstick and leave a bright mark on your carpet – and you'll want to remove it as quickly as possible without smearing it or making the stain worse.

To achieve the best outcome, follow these steps carefully:

Stage 1: Using a dry-cleaning solvent or white spirits

  1. Using a blunt object (such as a knife or fingernail) scrape off any excess lipstick. Avoid rubbing at it or you will smear it deeper into the carpet fibres.
  2. Use a clean cloth and a little dry-cleaning solvent (if you have any) – or turpentine or surgical / white spirits – to gently sponge at the remaining stain. Remember to first test your solvent on a more hidden area of carpet (such as underneath or behind an item of furniture) to check it will not damage or bleach the carpet fibres.
  3. Continue to blot at the stain until all of the solvent is absorbed.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the stain is gone from the carpet. If you can still see traces of lipstick, continue with Stage 2 cleaning, as described below.

Stage 2: Follow up with a detergent & vinegar solution

If you've followed the steps in Stage 1 and this has failed to shift all of the lipstick from your carpet, you can follow up with these steps to further clean the stain:

  1. Mix two cups of cold water with one tablespoon of washing up liquid and one tablespoon of white vinegar.
  2. Apply a small amount of the solution to the stain.
  3. Use a clean cloth to gently blot at the stain until all the liquid is absorbed, and the remaining stain has gone.
  4. Use a little bit of cold water on a clean cloth to blot the area, removing any residual cleaning solution.
  5. Finally, blot the carpet dry.

To remove lipstick from an item of upholstery you can follow the same steps as for carpet cleaning, above.

...............................................................................................................................................................................

Related Products

Related Cleaning Articles

<< Back to news