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Lipstick Stain on Clothes

What you need:

  • Vegetable Oil/WD-40 Lubricant(R)/ or Mineral Oil
  • Ammonia
  • Liquid Dish Soap

How to:

  1. Rub in vegatable oil, WD-40 Lubricant(R), or mineral oil into the stain.
  2. Let it sit on the spot for 15 to 30 minutes.
  3. Sponge the area with a little ammonia.
  4. Work in undiluted liquid dish soap into the area to be sure you have removed all the oil.
  5. Launder as usual.


Lipstick is actually an oily dye stain. Water, heat, or wet spotters will only spread it and make the problem worse.

Warnings & Cautions:

Be sure stain is entirely removed before drying, otherwise the stain may be permanently set in.