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How to get nail polish and lipstick out a quilt?

my daughter got lipstick and nail polish on a quilt and it dried because she never told me about it. it is expensive quilt and my moms.

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Asked by WildCat73 at 5:49 PM on Jun. 21, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • It is either Shot Spot or it is called Spot Shot. It is a carpet cleaner that you can find in almost any grocery store. I have found it in Walmart. It should take out the lipstick. I don't know what to recommend to take the nail polish out.

    Answer by dustbunny at 6:10 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Acetone nail polish remover should dissolve the nail polish and makes it able to dab the stain out for the biggest part. To get it cleaned completely, a professional cleaner might be able to help

    Things You'll Need

    Paper towels
    Liquid laundry detergent

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    1.Lay the quilt with the stain facing down on top of two paper towels.

    2. Pour 2 tbsp. of acetone or nail polish remover containing acetone onto the reverse side of the nail polish stain. The acetone soaks through the fabric to the stain allowing it to transfer to the paper towels.

    3. Fold the paper towels over to expose a clean area for the nail polish to transfer, and to keep the old nail polish from creating a new stain on the quilt

    4. Replace the paper towels as the old ones become saturated. Pour additional acetone on the quilt stain u

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:39 AM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • cont.

    5. Turn the quilt over and gently rub 1 tsp. of liquid laundry detergent and 1 tsp. of water into any remaining stain

    6. Launder the quilt with warm water and 1 tbsp. liquid laundry detergent. Tumble dry on low heat or line dry on the clothesline.

    Lipstick Removal

    1. Dab stain very lightly with denatured alcohol using a soft, white cloth.

    2. Rub dishwashing detergent gently into the stain with your finger.

    3. Try using a stain stick and leaving it on for several minutes before washing, if the mark is stubborn.

    4. Wash fabric as usual. It would be best to air dry the garment so that the stain does not set in. This way you can take it to the dry cleaner if it does not come out.

    5. Ask your dry cleaner for help if all else fails

    Remember to dab, not rub, as rubbing can ground in the stain


    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:44 AM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • cont.

    Remember if a fabric is dry clean only it is best to take it to your dry cleaner. Do not pretreat. Pretreating can make the cleaning process hard for your cleaners and hinder them from removing the stain for you.

    If you are out and don't have access to alcohol, leave the stain alone until you get home. If you're desperate, try dabbing it with cold water.

    Hope this helps and good luck

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:45 AM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • 1. Blot excess lipstick from the fabric with a white paper towel or clean, white rag. Avoid rubbing, and gently remove as much of the lipstick as possible without smearing it.

    2. Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol onto a white rag, and dab onto the lipstick stain. Gently lift the stain from the fabric. Start dabbing from the outside edges of the lipstick smudge and work inward.

    3. Place a tiny amount of grease-cutting dish soap onto the tip of your finger, and rub into any lingering lipstick stain on the fabric. Gently blot the stains and soap with a damp rag, removing them from the fabric.

    4. Saturate remaining lipstick stains with hairspray. Allow the spray to sit on the fabric for 10 minutes, then wipe with white rag

    5. Launder the fabric in cold water and liquid laundry detergent. Inspect the stain before allowing to dry, and repeat the washing process if the stain remains


    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:49 AM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • Quickly remove as much of the spilled polish as you can with a cloth or a paper towel. Avoid rubbing at the polish, as this will simply rub it into the quilt and make the stain even worse.

    Soak a cotton ball with non-acetone nail polish remover and gently dab at the stain until most of the polish is removed. You may have to soak several cotton balls in the nail polish remover and dab at the stain more than once to remove most or all of the stain.

    Rub at any remaining stain with a toothbrush that is covered with hairspray.

    Rinse out the chemicals used on the stain with water and place the quilt into the washing machine with some everyday laundry detergent.


    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:52 AM on Jun. 22, 2011

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