How To Get A Butter Stain Out Of Your Upholstery

A lot of people enjoy eating dinner on the couch from time to time, but it can be easy to drip butter on your upholstery when you do. If you have a butter stain on your upholstery, here is what you need to do to remove the stain without further damage to the fabric.

#1 Scrape It Off

If you are able to see the spot the stain when it is still fresh and the butter is moist, use a very dull butter knife to scrape and remove as much butter as possible. You don't want to use a sharp knife; it could cut the fabric of you upholstery and worsen the situation.

#2 Absorb It Up

Next, you want to try to absorb and soak up as much of the better as you can. First, take a paper towel and very gently blot at the area. Be careful to not apply too much pressure, as you don't want to push the butter further into the upholstery.

Then, take some talcum powder and sprinkle it generously over the butter stain. The talcum powder should absorb the moisture and help soak up the stain. After you have let the powder sit for a while, and the powder has started to look a little wet like it is absorbing the butter, vacuum up the powder and check the stain.

You may want to repeat this step a few times in order to absorb as much butter as possible. This process is very easy on your fabric.

#3 Clean With Soap

If you can still see the stain, mix a little dish soap with some warm water, and very gently apply that solution to the stain. This should help lift the stain up and away from your upholstery. Do not soak your upholstery though; apply as little soap and water as possible.

#4 Blot Area Dry

Finally, when the area looks clean, use a dry paper towel to blot the area and absorb any moisture that is now in your upholstery.

#5 Dry The Upholstery

Finally, help your upholstery dry off by vacuuming the area or by putting a fan near the stain. If you leave your upholstery wet for too long, you may end up with other issues on your hands.

If you follow the steps above, you should be able to remove the butter stain from your upholstery without much effort. Remember to use your discretion when following the steps above; if you are able to remove the butter stain after completing steps one and two, you may be able to skip to the final step in the process. If the stain is particularly stubborn, consider contacting an upholstery cleaning service in your area.