How to Remove Makeup Stains from Furniture

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This is the stool I sit on everyday when I put on my makeup. It’s bound to get some stains on it. I had gotten some foundation on it quite a while ago (let’s say it’s been over a month) but just never got around to doing anything about it. It wasn’t until I got red lipstick on it that I needed to do something about it pronto.

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I suggest cleaning the stains in levels. Start off very basic and see if it’s enough to work first before going all in with every cleaning tip ever suggested. For these particular stains, I only used tap water and Dawn. Does it have to be Dawn? I would say, yes! Nothing beats Dawn in the dish soap department, I mean have you tried it? Once you have you’ll never go back. It just does the job so well with little product and little effort.

blottedstainFirst, wet a clean white towel with cold water and blot the stain. This is an important step if the stain is brand new. Not as effective on older stains. Make sure you just blot and not rub because you don’t want to spread the stain, making it worse.dawnMix a few squirts of Dawn and warm water in a bowl and soak your towel. Blot the stains with the Dawn mix. Keep doing this until it looks like the stain is all gone. This was enough for me and I was surprised to see everything was removed. Even the month old foundation stain. cleanLet it dry and see if the stain has been removed. Just like new!

What if the stain is still there?

– the next step I was ready to use would be hydrogen peroxide. Mix one part hydrogen peroxide and two parts cold water. Repeat blotting. Let dry and assess the stain. It should be gone.

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