How to Get Garlic Butter Out of a Fabric Couch

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Treat garlic butter stain on a fabric couch as quickly as possible.
Treat garlic butter stain on a fabric couch as quickly as possible. (Image: Comstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Garlic butter leaves behind a greasy, difficult to conceal stain when dropped onto a fabric couch, especially if the fabric is solid colored. As with other types of stains, the chances of getting all of the garlic butter out are improved with quick treatment. It's also important not to liberally scrub the stain because this may work it deep into the fibers of the couch, making it nearly impossible to remove. Remember to always test all cleaning products on a hidden part of the fabric to make sure they don't cause discoloration, fading or damage.

Things You'll Need

  • Dull knife
  • Baking soda
  • Vacuum cleaner with upholstery attachment
  • White cloths
  • Dry cleaning solvent
  • Basin
  • Mild pH balanced detergent

Rake over the garlic butter with a dull knife to remove solid material without grinding it into the fabric.

Apply baking soda to the stain and allow it to sit for 15 minutes.

Vacuum the baking soda up with an upholstery attachment.

Pour dry cleaning solvent onto a white cloth.

Blot the garlic butter stain with the dry cleaner solvent.

Fill a basin with 1 cup of warm water and 1 tbsp. of mild pH balanced detergent.

Dip a clean cloth into the mixture and blot the stain repeatedly until all lingering greasiness is removed.

Dab over the area with a clean cloth moistened in warm water to remove the cleaning solution.

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