Removing Make-up Stains from Upholstery Fabric
I've finished up a couple of furniture projects last week and will share those as soon as I get a chance to take photos. In the meantime, I was taking a short break to work on some projects around the house. I'm doing a major de-cluttering and also working on organizing tons of old photos which I will eventually store electronically.
I was trying to focus exclusively on my home projects, but I spotted this vanity stool at an auction and just had to have it. The fabric is so beautiful and rich and the seamstress did a fabulous job. The fabric is also is also lined which gives it added richness. And the pleats -- love!
|Sample of stain. It went all the way around.|
I won't keep you in suspense, so I'll tell you now that I was able to remove the stains. But I'll share the process with you. (I will mention the brands I used in this post, but I wasn't compensated in any manner. These are just the products I had on hand.)
|My weapons of choice:|
Lint free towel, Dryel Stain Remover, Fels-Naptha soap,
water, and a laundry scrubbing brush.
I spritzed Dryel Stain Remover on the affected areas and then rubbed it with a lint-free cloth. I repeated this process at least 5 times and that took care of most of the smaller stains.
|Small orange-ish stain in center of photo.|
|Spritzed on Dryel Stain Remover. |
Sorry photo is blurry; I was taking it one-handed!
|Scrubbed with a lint free towel. Repeated about 5 times.|
|Stain is gone!|
|Stains cover a larger area.|
|I used a laundry scrubbing brush. But a toothbrush might work, too.|
|Fels-naptha soap removed the last stubborn bits.|
The darkened area is just wet and still needs to dry.
|Love it! |
There is a vanity in the background which I just finished up.
|I can see a shadow of a particularly stubborn stain, |
but hopefully only because I know where to look. Can you see it?
|Otherwise, it's looking in tip-top shape!|