How to Remove Liquid Foundation Makeup Stains

Non-washable Fabrics

Follow these steps to remove liquid makeup stains from Acetate, Carpet (synthetic or wool), Fiberglass, Rayon, Silk, Triacetate, Wool:

  • Brush (the method of using a stiff-bristled brush to sweep staining material up onto a piece of paper) or blot up any excess, taking care not to spread the stain.
  • Flush (the method of applying stain remover to loosen staining material and residue from stain removers) with a dry-cleaning solvent such as K2r Spot Lifter (except on acetate blends) or Afta Cleaning Fluid.
  • Apply a dry spotter to the stain and cover with an absorbent pad dampened with the dry spotter. Check the stain every 5 minutes.
  • Before changing pads, press hard against the stain. Continue the alternate soaking and pressing until no more stain is being removed.
  • Flush with one of the liquid dry-cleaning solvents and allow to dry.
  • If any stain remains, flush it with water and apply a wet spotter with a few drops of ammonia. (Do not use ammonia on silk or wool.)
  • Cover with an absorbent pad dam­pened with the wet spotter. Let it stand as long as any stain is being removed.
  • Change the pad as it picks up the stain. Keep the stain and pad moist.
  • Flush well with water.
  • Repeat if necessary; allow to dry.