How to remove butter and margarine stains

Being a fatty dairy product, butter stains are a combination stain made up of milk proteins and oils, so it can be difficult to remove butter stains. This is why it’s important to get rid of the stain before it has the chance to set into the fibres of the fabric. Use a washing detergent, like Ariel, with enzymes to remove the various componenents of the stain effectively. Follow our Ariel stain soutions and tips for butter stain removal.

Butter Stains On Cloth

Removing butter and margarine stains

  • 1

    Remove excess

    Scrape off any excess butter stains from the garment before rinsing under warm, running water.

  • 2


    Pour Ariel Original Washing Liquid from either the bottle or the cap directly onto the butter stain, enough to completely cover it.

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    Without rinsing off the liquid detergent, place the garment into the wash along with similar items. Leaving the washing detergent on the butter stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

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    You can also use the pre-treat cap to ensure you use the right amount of washing detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of liquid detergent and place it directly into the drum of your washing machine, on top of your dirty laundry.

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    Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated by the instructions on the garment’s care label.

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    When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

Effective stain removal on a variety of stains

Butter stains are not the only tough stains you can get in the kitchen, cooking oil stains are another difficult to remove stain that can happen while you’re getting dinner ready, and there are also other dairy stains, like milk stains that give you a stain removal challenge. Luckily, Ariel delivers outstanding stain removal results from the 1st wash so you can get on with the cooking and not worry about that stains.