How can I remove perfume from painted walls?

by Susie

I dropped bottle and it splashed on wall. Tried windex still have spots

  7 answers
  • Em Em on Aug 16, 2019

    Use plain water or mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with a small amount of water or the detergent/vinegar solution.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 24, 2022

    A laundry stain remover, such as Zout, can also remove a perfume stain.¹

    You can read this link to get some help you need with the stain:

  • Sarashort Sarashort on Aug 30, 2022

    Oh, I had the same problem. The perfume on the walls is difficult to wipe off and seems practically impossible. I ordered some Perfume decants from an online store and was very excited to try them. The smell is amazing for such a low price. But my younger daughter was not as thrilled with them and threw them at the wall, LOL. The smell was on the wall for about a week and was a huge stain. And I called the special team, who removed all the smells with different substances, and the perfume's stain is no longer visible.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Sep 01, 2022

    You could try blotting with rubbing alcohol in a spot where it is not too noticeable. Perfumes contain oils and alcohols, give this a try.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 03, 2023

    Try a little wash liquid on cloth with water to remove. If it doesn't work, paint over with Stain Blocker and repaint!

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 03, 2023

    Hot water and detergent will work fine for most painted walls. However, if your walls need something more potent, try mixing a cup of distilled white vinegar in the bucket of warm water. Vinegar doesn't leave a residue, so don't worry about the rinsing afterwards.

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 04, 2024

    Hi Susie, hope this helps you. Test this on a small inconspicuous spot first to ensure it is safe on the paint. Use vinegar or baking soda to clean the walls. Baking soda works as an abrasive and helps to get rid of odours. It effectively gets rid of the smell of perfume. Vinegar is a degreaser that also aids in odour elimination.