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How to Remove Milk and Cream Stains

There's no use crying over spilt milk. But there is a use for the following stain removal tips to remove cream and milk stains.

How to Remove Milk and Cream Stains From:

Acetate, Burlap, Carpet/Synthetic, Carpet/Wool, Fiberglass, Rayon, Rope, Silk, Triacetate, Wool/nonwashable

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Remove any excess immediately. Sponge (the method of using light strokes with a dampened pad working outward from the center of the stain) with dry-cleaning solvent such as Afta Cleaning Fluid. Then apply dry spotter to the stain and cover with an absorbent pad dampened with dry spotter. Let it stand as long as any stain is being removed. Change the pad as it picks up the stain. Keep the pad and stain moist with dry spotter. Flush (the method of applying stain remover to loosen staining materials and residue from stain removers) with a dry-cleaning solvent. If any stain remains, use an enzyme presoak (follow directions on label; caution, some enzyme presoaks are not designed for use on wool or silk). Cover with a clean pad that has been dipped in the solution and wrung almost dry. Let it stand for 30 minutes. Add more solution if needed to keep the area warm and damp, but do not allow the wet area to spread. When no more stain is being lifted, flush the area thoroughly with water and allow to dry.

How to Remove Milk and Cream Stains From:

Acrylic Fabric, Cotton, Linen, Modacrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, Spandex, Wool/washable

Immediately remove any excess matter. Sponge the stain with K2r Spot Lifter or Afta Cleaning Fluid. Apply a dry spotter and cover with an absorbent pad dampened with dry spotter. Let it stand as long as any stain is being removed. Change pad as it picks up the stain. Keep stain and pad moist with dry spotter. Flush with one of the liquid dry-cleaning solvents. If any stain remains, apply a few drops of dishwashing detergent and a few drops of ammonia to the area, then tamp (the method of bringing a brush down with light strokes on stained durable fabrics and materials) or scrape (the method of using a scraping tool to gently lift off excess solid or caked-on stains). Keep the stain moist with detergent and ammonia and blot occasionally with an absorbent pad. Flush well with water to remove all ammonia and allow to dry.

How to Remove Milk and Cream Stains From:

Acrylic Plastic, Aluminum, Asphalt, Bamboo, Brass, Bronze, Cane, Ceramic Glass/Tile, Copper, Cork, Enamel, Glass, Gold, lron, Ivory, Linoleum, Paint/Flat, Paint/Gloss, Pewter, Platinum, Plexiglas, Polyurethane, Porcelain Dishes, Stainless Steel, Tin, Vinyl Clothing, Vinyl Tile, Vinyl Wallcovering, Zinc

Wipe up any excess spill immediately. Wipe the surface with a cloth or sponge dipped in warm sudsy water. Rinse well and wipe dry.

How to Remove Milk and Cream Stains From:

Alabaster, Marble

Wipe up any excess spill. Mix a few drops of ammonia with 1 cup of rubbing alcohol. Soak a white blotter (about the size of the stain) in the solution and place it over the area. Cover it with a heavy object. Continue applying the solution until the oil has been drawn out and any remaining stain has been bleached out. If any stain does persist, make a poultice from bleach, water, and powdered detergent. Apply it to the stain. Cover with a damp cloth to minimize drying. Remove when the stain has been bleached out.

Learn how to remove milk and cream stains from suede and leather in the next section.

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How to Remove Milk and Cream Stains From:

Bluestone, Brick, Concrete, Flagstone, Granite, Limestone,

Masonry Tile, Sandstone, Slate, Terrazzo

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Remove any excess. Wash the stained area with a solution of washing soda or detergent (never use soap) and water. Use a cloth or gently brush. Rinse the area thoroughly with clear water and allow to dry.

How to Remove Milk and Cream Stains From:

Fur/Natural, Fur/Synthetic

Wipe up any excess spill. Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds. Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply. Wipe again with a clean dry cloth. If a grease stain remains, powder the stain with an absorbent, allowing plenty of time for it to work. Gently brush out the powder and rinse the area with a damp cloth. Allow fur to air dry.

How to Remove Milk and Cream Stains From:

Grout

Wipe up the excess with a cloth dipped in warm sudsy water. If any stain remains, dip a wet toothbrush into powdered cleanser and gently scrub the spot. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

How to Remove Milk and Cream Stains From:

Leather

Wipe up any excess cream from the surface. Mix a solution of mild soap in lukewarm water. Swish to create a great volume of suds. Apply only the foam with a sponge. Wipe with a clean dry cloth. If a grease stain remains, powder the stain with an absorbent such as corn meal. Give it plenty of time to work. Gently brush it out. Repeat if necessary. Follow with Tannery Vintage Leather Cleaner & Conditioner or Fiebings Saddle Soap to condition the leather. If after applying the absorbent and brushing it off, any stain persists, use Tannery Vintage Leather Cleaner & Conditioner or other liquid leather cleaner. Rub it in with a clean soft cloth and allow to dry. Again, condition as usual.

How to Remove Milk and Cream Stains From:

Silver

Remove any excess spill with a cloth. Wash as soon as possible in hot sudsy water. Rinse in hot water and dry immediately with a soft cloth.

How to Remove Milk and Cream Stains From:

Suede

Blot up excess spill from surface of fabric. Mix a solution of mild soap in lukewarm water. Swish to create a great volume of suds. Apply only the foam with a sponge. Wipe with a clean dry cloth. If a grease stain remains, powder the area with an absorbent, allowing plenty of time to work. Gently brush the stain out.

How to Remove Milk and Cream Stains From:

Wallpaper

Carefully blot up the excess. With a cloth or sponge dipped in cool clear water and squeezed almost dry, wipe the stained area. Overlap strokes to prevent streaking. Gently pat the area dry.

How to Remove Milk and Cream Stains From:

Wood

Mix dishwashing detergent in hot water and swish to make a great volume of suds. Dip a cloth in only the foam and apply. Rinse with a clean cloth dipped in clear water and squeezed almost dry. Polish or wax as soon as possible.

Too much calcium is bad for your wardrobe. These tips will let you get rid of those stains permanently.

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