A spilled beer can leave an unattractive stain on clothing, carpeting and upholstery. But the stain won’t be your only problem if you don’t tackle the spot immediately, as beer stains tend to smell badly if they have been left untreated. The key to removing beer stains is patience since it may take some time and several tries before finding the best solution for getting rid of the stain.
- To remove beer stains from clothing, try washing the garment as usual. This might be enough to get the stain out of the fabric if you act immediately when the stain occurs. If the stain remains after washing, do not use the dryer, but rub the stain with bar soap and launder the garment again, but this time add a little white vinegar to the washing cycle, as suggested by cleaners Sands End. Do not put the clothing into the dryer before the beer stain is gone, as heat will set the stain into the fabric, making it almost impossible to remove.
- Remove beer stain from upholstery by sponging the spot with rubbing alcohol first and then rubbing bar soap into it. Allow the soap to dry on the stain, then use a nail brush to brush it away. The beer stain should be gone now.
- If the beer stain is on your carpet, use a clean, white cloth to blot up as much beer as possible before the spill dries, then pour a small amount of water over the spot and use a carpet shampooer to get the beer stain completely out of your carpet.
For more tips on removing beer stains, you can call cleaners Rush Green. They would be glad to share some of their experience with you.