Summer is the perfect time to ditch your schedule and stay up too late watching movies with your kiddos. No one has to wake up the next morning and get ready for school so you may as well make the most of the moment right? In your blissful happiness you may not notice the popcorn butter handprints on your couch until the stain has already set in. The next morning you wake up and you see popcorn butter handprints on your beautiful couch and the panic starts. We have good news for you – you can get rid of those stains with the following tips!

Option 1 for How to Get Butter Stains out of Your Couch

Our first option will require cornstarch, a vacuum, dishwashing detergent, a white cotton cloth, and white paper towels. First sprinkle cornstarch over the oil until the stain is covered with the cornstarch. Let the cornstarch sit for 15 minutes to allow it to absorb the oil. Using your upholstery brush attachment, vacuum the cornstarch off of your couch. Get your white cotton cloth and put three drops of liquid dish detergent on it. Wet the cloth with warm water until suds begin to form. Take the soapy cloth and blot the oil stain. Dampen a second white cloth with warm water. Use this second cloth on the spot to rinse out the detergent from your couch. Take your paper towels and blog your couch until it is thoroughly dry. Repeat the process is necessary.

Option 2 for How to Remove Popcorn Grease Stains out of Your Sofa

The next option is similar to the first but with a few different ingredients. This option may work more effectively for your stains that have been set for a long time. The second option requires a dull plastic utensil, paper towels, baking soda, your vacuum, dry-cleaning solvent, clean cloth, and white vinegar. Your first step is to use the dull plastic utensil to scrape away the dried grease. If the stain is still wet you can use paper towels to remove as much of the grease as possible. Next sprinkle baking soda over the stain until the stain is completely covered. Let the baking soda sit on the stain for 15 to 20 minutes to allow it to absorb as much grease as possible. Use your brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove the baking soda from the couch. Get your clean cloth and dampen it with dry-cleaning solvent. Sponge the solvent onto the stain with your cloth. Use a clean dry cloth to remove the residual stain. Look closely at the stain. If some of the stain is still there mix together one tablespoon of dish soap with two cups of warm water and one tablespoon white vinegar. Sponge the solution onto the stain with a clean sponge or cloth. Blot the area with a clean damp cloth to remove the stain. Get your baking soda back out and cover the stain again. This time the baking soda will help absorb the moisture from the solution your just applied. One the baking soda has absorbed the liquid you will want to use your vacuum one last time to vacuum up the baking soda once the area is dry.

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No matter which method you choose to use, we hope that the popcorn butter stain effectively comes out. If for whatever reason the stain still will not come out, give us a call here at Go Green Carpet Cleaning and Restoration. We can come out and professionally clean your upholstery so that it can last for years.