The milk stains are annoying for anyone, especially if there are some very difficult ones to remove and especially if you do not have time or money to go to a garment or fabric cleaning. But even for home, there are plenty of efficient solutions that help to remove milk stains from fabrics.
Removing Ice Cream or Milkshake Stains from Clothing
As with all spills, it best to get to the stain as soon as possible. If you’re at home, take the shirt and rinse it under cold water. If you’ve rinsed it immediately, chances are the rinsing will work at removing all traces of the ice cream.
If the ice cream was wiped up but you were not able to rinse completely, try pretreating with an OxiClean type of product (rub it into the stain) and let sit for 3 to 5 minutes then soak in cold water for another 5 to 10 minutes, rub the stained area gently after a few minutes. Rinse completely then wash as usual.
Repeat if necessary until the stain is gone.
Before putting the item in the dryer, make sure the stain is completely gone or you run the risk of setting the stain permanently.
Removing and Treating Sour Milk Odors
Speaking of deodorizer, another method that works well in some cases is using baking soda.
Blot excess milk stains with a sponge or paper towel.
Sprinkle baking soda on the milk stains area.
Using a small spray bottle of water, lightly mist the baking powder making sure it absorbs the water.
Allow the wet baking powder to dry overnight.
When it has completely dried, scrape off the excess; using a small brush, give it a light brushing to loosen the rest of the baking soda.
Vacuum the whole area.
If the stain remains, treat with lemon juice.
Allow the lemon juice to act for about 15 minutes.
Then spray with water and blot with a paper towel.
Milk Stains on Leather Clothes
If the milk stains are on leather, moisten a cloth with cool water and wipe the garment thoroughly. Get down into the cracks of it and be as diligent as you can at reaching into every crevice. After you have thoroughly wiped it, allow the surface to dry and then apply a leather cleaner and protector.
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