Kiss mark stains can be an embarrassing and difficult to remove, especially if left untreated for too long. But don't worry, with the right approach and a few simple household items, you can easily remove these stains and restore your clothes to their original condition. Whether it's a fresh or dried kiss mark stain, these tips will help you get rid of the stains effectively. Keep reading to learn more about how to remove kiss mark stains from clothes and enjoy your romantic moments without worrying about ruining your clothes.
Various (depending on lipstick/gloss)
These stains appear as discoloration of the fabric that is usually red or pink in color. They can be slightly wet or dry to the touch and may not have any specific smell.
Warm (85° to 105°F)
RATIONALE FOR WATER TEMP
Warm water helps to break down any saliva and make it easier to remove.
The Science Behind Kiss Stains
Kiss mark stains on clothes happen when the oils and pigments present in the lipstick come into contact with the fibers of the fabric. The pigments in lipstick can stick to the fibers and cause a stain. Additionally, the oily nature of lipstick can also cause staining on clothes as it can attract moisture and bacteria making the stain even harder to remove. Also, the ingredients and pigments in lipsticks can be water resistant that can make it difficult to remove by just washing it with water.
Blot up as much of the lipstick as possible with a clean cloth or paper towel.
Apply a small amount of dish soap to the stain and gently rub it in. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
Apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover to the stain and gently rub it in. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
Mix a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar. Apply the solution to the stain and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
Mix a paste of baking soda and water. Apply the paste to the stain and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
If the stain is still present, apply a small amount of lemon juice to the stain and gently rub it in. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
Rinse the garment with cool water.
Wash the garment in the washing machine on the warmest water setting that is safe for the fabric with laundry detergent or stain remover spray.
Note : Kiss mark stains can be particularly difficult to remove and may require several attempts to completely remove the stain. Always test any cleaning solution on an inconspicuous area of the fabric before using it on the stain, to make sure that it does not cause any damage or discoloration to the fabric. Always follow the care instructions on the garment's label.
Kiss mark stains on clothes are caused by the pigments and oils in lipstick. To remove the stain, use a combination of dish soap, rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover, white vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, and laundry detergent. Kiss mark stains can be particularly difficult to remove and may require several attempts. Always test any cleaning solution on an inconspicuous area of the fabric before using it on the stain, to make sure that it does not cause any damage or discoloration to the fabric and follow the care instructions on the garment's label.
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Marcene Livn has worked in the cleaning industry for more than a decade. Her specialty is stain removal. From everyday spills to tough, set-in stains, Marcene's methods and knowledge are unmatched.