How to Properly Remove Milk Stains
Posted on Apr 11 2012 at 07:20:54 AM in How-To
Milk is a very popular ingredient. Almost everybody uses it when they make a desert, or drink it hot or cold. That is the reason why, it is easy to stain your clothes with milk. The problem is that milk stains are protein stains, which means they need some special treatment. They can be quite easy to remove, but the problem with them is that if you do not know how to do it, you might easily set them in permanently. Here is how to properly remove milk stains:
There are two basic rules, which you need to follow when you clean milk stains. The first one, according to cleaners Frankston, is to act as quickly as possible and try to remove the spill as soon as it has occurred, because when it dries, it gets really hard to remove it. The other important thing is always to use cold water on the stain. Hot or warm water literally “cooks” the stain deeper in.
Begin with the cleaning by blotting as much of the stain as possible. Use a paper towel and blot the stain while it still hasn't dried. If the stain is already dry, scrub off as much of the milk as possible. Use a dull butter knife or a spoon. Use lifting motions, so that you do not harm the fibres, or spread the stain.
For removing milk stains from fabric - cleaners Cranbourne advise to first soak the stain in cold water for about 30 minutes. Then add some liquid detergent and soak it again but now you should rub the stain with your fingers every 10 minutes. Launder the clothing in warm not hot water. If the stain is still there repeat the process. Make sure you air dry the clothing after you have laundered it. Otherwise, the heat from the dryer will set permanently in any remaining milk.
For removing milk stains from upholstery – first make a solution of liquid detergent and two cups of water. Use a clean white cloth and work the mixture into the stain. Blot the solution with a dry, clean cloth until all of it is absorbed. Repeat this procedures until the stain is gone. Then use a new cloth and some water to rinse the area. Always blot immediately after the water. Cleaners Brunswick advise you to get the upholstery only as wet as necessary.
Make sure you try any solution you use on a small inconspicuous part of the stained material, so that you check if you will damage or discolour it.