Don’t waste time being concerned with milk stains! Get to work quickly to blot up the excess and try to prevent it from being absorbed into the fabric and resulting in a stain.
How To Remove Milk Stains
If milk, milkshakes or ice cream is spilled on the carpet or furniture, grab some paper towels or very absorbent soft cotton cloth. Blot up any that is still on the surface, and then press the paper towels or rags against it several times to bring out as much moisture as possible.
Any milk remaining in the material will spoil and you’ll be stuck with a foul odor for months so it’s important to act as soon as possible.
Keep in mind that milk and ice cream are organic and do not react favorably to cleansing agents with chemicals that may “cook” the milk right into the material you are trying to remove it from.
After you’ve blotted up as much as possible, grab a household sponge and wet it with clean, cold water. Apply the wet sponge over and over to the still wet stain, alternating with a clean paper towel.
Tips For Removing Milk Stains From Furniture
Now there is no reason to cry over spilled milk. If you can get to the spill right away, your chances are good at removing the stain. As we mention above, blot as much liquid up as possible before using the cleaning solution.
If the spilled milk was quite a bit and you couldn’t get to it right away, after the initial blotting, try using a wet-dry shop vac to remove even more liquid from the cushion and padding.
That being said, if you can remove the cover, take the padding out and soak up the liquid then let air dry.
To clean the area and avoid possible odors, use 2 tablespoons dish soap and mix with 2 cups cold water. Dab at the area working from the outside of the stain in towards the middle.
Continue the process until clean. Place a dry, clean towel over the area you just cleaned until dry.
Removing Milk Spills from a Throw Rug
If the milk was spilled on a throw rug, there’s not much of a problem unless the rug is too big to go into your washer or not made of washable material.
However, in this case, we will assume you can throw the rug into the washing machine. Fill the tub with cold water, soak for five or ten minutes, add detergent and allow it to go through a cycle. When the cycle is complete, take the rug out and examine it for staining.
If it looks clean, go ahead and dry it as you normally would do.
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