3 Common Stains you should know how to clean.
When we’re talking stain removal TIME is of the essence. The sooner the spill and stain is cleaned up, the better the results. Learn to tackle these hard stains in 3 easy steps.
- Red Wine Stain.
We’ve all been there! Red Wine is notorious for staining carpets and fabrics, but if cleaned up quickly, you should have minimal fuss to deal with.
Step 1. Blot Gently and remove excess wine
*DO NOT SPRINKLE WITH SUGAR OR SALT* - A common “old wives tale” tells you to use salt to soak up the wine, all this does is make a crusty mess and let the wine soak into the carpet.
Step 2. Use Club Soda to lift more of the wine out of the fabric
Step 3. Blot Gently and Repeat until the stain is gone.
- Tomato Based stain
Who hasn’t spilled a plate of spaghetti and meatballs? Tomatoes are delicious, but their stains can set and dull carpet quickly. Make sure to take your time while blotting, you wouldn’t want to press the stain further into the carpet and reach the pad underneath.
Step 1. Gently Blot the spill, making sure to get all pieces of the meal up.
Step 2. Spray ethanol alcohol onto the stain.
Step 3. Gently Blot and Repeat until stain is gone.
- Acrylic/Water Based Paint Spill
Arts and Crafts get a little out of hand? First time crafters are advised to stick to Acrylic and Water based paints, because they are much easier to clean than oil and grease paints.
Step 1. Gently Blot up excess paint
Step 2. Spray Laundry detergent mixture (8 parts water to 1 part detergent)
Step 3. Flush with cool tap water and blot until spill/stain is gone. Repeat as many times is necessary.
There really isn’t a quick fix to most spills and stains. Patience and Practice are what is the key to removing and cleaning up.