How to Remove Carpet Stains

How to Remove Carpet Stains - Introduction

Carpet stains caused by spills and spots from various liquids such as oil, red wine and urine. Stains of this type can be upsetting and disturbing to the person it may concern. However. Worry not. With a few simple procedures you can make these problems disappear/

Acidic Solutions - For stains of this type – Including cider, vinegar and toilet cleaner. grab yourself a mixing bowl and mix together a solution of baking soda an water, to form a paste. Apply to the stain until it disappears; before rinsing with a solution of ammonia and water.

Alcoholic Drinks - When removing this carpet stain, apply cleaning detergent to the stain and blot. When you have done this b;ot with a vinegar solution. Finally blot with 5 % hydrogen peroxide or sodium perborate (These can be purchased from most chemists), rinse with cold water and dab dry.

Butter - When removing butter stains apply dry cleaning agent to the stain and blot. Followed by blotting it with detergent and finally rinsing with cold water, before drying. These techniques can be used for margarine too.

Blood - To deal with this carpet stain, gently scrape off the surface and apply a detergent and blot. Follow this by blotting with ammonia, and finally rinsing with cold water. If the stain persists, treat it with rust remover followed by blotting with 5% hydrogen peroxide.

Candle Wax - Candle wax stains are pretty simple to remove from carpets. All you need to do is scrape off the surface wax and apply dry cleaning solvent to the stain and blot. Repeat the procedure if the stain persisits.

Chewing Gum - Chewing gum stains can be difficult to deal with. If the gum has gone hard and solid apply a specialist chewing gum remover – which will freeze the stain. Placing ice cubes on the stain may also work. When you have done this break up the chewing gum and vacuum (choosing a vacuum cleaner). If any reside is lingering apply dry cleaning fluid.

Chocolate - With chocolate stains you will need to blot with detergent, followed by ammonia and finally apple vinegar for best results, before rinsing with cold water and blotting dry.

Cigarette Burns - Cigarette burn stains can be a real eyesore . If the burn is only a light one then rub it with dry steel wool. If you are feeling adventurous you can always cut out the stain and plug with a piece of carpet from elsewhere.

Chewing Gum - If you are anything like me then you might find yourself constantly spilling your coffee. Therefore this stain removal tip will be a godsend. To deal with this, rub with raw egg yolk and rinse with cold water. If the stain has been there for a while, apply with a few drops of denatured alcohol and rinse.

Crayon - If you have young children then you'll appreciate the havoc crayon stains may cause. In order to remove them, apply dry cleaning fluid to the problem area and blot. Follow this procedure by blotting with detergent before rinsing.

Food Colouring - To this carpet stain apply detergent and blot. Ensure that you blot carefully as 0food colouring stains are notorious for spreading when wet. Blot frequently until the stain disappears, before finishing off by blotting with ammonia.

Grass Stains - If your carpet contains no acetate fibres then you can treat grass stains with acetone. Apply to the affected area. This will remove the chlorophyll element. Now apply detergent and blot again. If the stain persists then follow the aforementioned procedures by blotting with ammonia, followed by vinegar, before rinsing and dabbing dry.

Grease / Oil - To remove stains of this variety then applying paint thinner to the affected area works best. Apply and work towards the centre to avoid rings. Following this by applying detergent before rinsing with cold water.


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