Peanut Butter Stain Removal: Tips For Cleaning Peanut Butter Stains

By: Mrs. Mathis

The key to understanding peanut butter stain removal is understanding that peanut butter is oily. Therefore, when treating peanut butter stains on clothing you will want to use something that works well against greasy stains. The same is true for cleaning peanut butter stains on carpet.

The bottom line is that there are a number of homemade cleaners that will work as peanut butter stain removers. So read on to learn how to get a peanut butter stain out before you can say “jelly,” which is another stain entirely.

How To Get A Peanut Butter Stain Out

Step One, Scrape Off The Peanut Butter

The first step toward peanut butter stain removal is to remove the peanut butter glob from the item. Be careful when you do this not to spread the mess, but just to lift it straight up.

Step Two, Apply a Peanut Butter Stain Remover

The best homemade peanut butter stain remover is one tablespoon each of white vinegar and Dawn dish detergent mixed with two cups warm water. Sponge it in and blot it out until no stain remains.

Step Three, Rinse The Peanut Butter Stain Well

When you’ve removed all the stain, rinse the area well with warm water to remove all the peanut butter stain remover mentioned above.

Special Instructions for Removing Peanut Butter Stains On Clothing

If you have a washable item, you can skip the rinsing step and just throw the garment right into the wash.

If your item is not washable, be sure to tell your dry cleaner about the peanut butter when you take it in.

Special Instructions for Removing Peanut Butter Stains On Carpet

Use as little peanut butter stain remover as possible and be sure to blot it up well. Then rinse and blot the stain just until all the residue is gone.

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