Tired of finding new ways to get rid of the tough stains on your carpet? We feel for you! Removing stains and maintaining the splendor of your precious carpet is certainly not less than an achievement. But have you tried every single method? Probably not! Despite of trying so hard, your carpet will fall prey to stains, spills and whatever comes along with your shoes. Read on for the best tips we have listed for you to master the art of carpet stain removal.
Don’t rub the stains, dab them!
Carpets are always the victim of stains and cleaning them is surely a hard nut to crack. So what is the solution? Dabbing is the key to a cleaner carpet! Remember to never rub the stains on your carpet as rubbing makes way for the particles to absorb in the fibers leading to the untimely damage of your carpet. While dabbing simply soaks the stains, preventing them from spreading further. Blot the stains with a clean cloth or sponge using a good quality cleaning detergent. Just make sure to dab the stain in an outward to inward motion because dabbing outwards will also spread the particles around.
Use the club soda
Have you ever tried club soda to wipe off those wine stains? Club soda can do wonders for your carpet if used correctly. Blot the stain using club soda on the cleaning cloth and if that doesn’t give you the needed result, mix few spoons of white vinegar with water and fill the mist in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the stain and let it soak the solution for 10 to 15 minutes. Once the mist is soaked in the fiber, blot the soaked area with a sponge to absorb the solution along with the stain. Stains are obstinate, we know that! So one time application will not be enough; you have to repeat the process a few times to clean the affected area completely. As soon as the stain is cleaned, rinse the area using warm water. Now, how to clean the wet carpet? Lay paper towel on the damp area and press it down with heavy objects so that it absorbs the moisture from the carpet.
Go for the shaving cream!
Ever heard of a shaving cream being effective for stain removals? Yes, a shaving cream! If not, then believe us, a shaving cream is one of the best carpet cleaning solutions you can have. Shaving cream has the ability to remove almost every kind of stain, no matter how sturdy they are. Apply few drops of any ordinary shaving cream on the stain and let it dry for 30 minutes. Once the cream settles down, wipe it off with a dry cloth. Complete the stain removal by spraying water and vinegar mist on the stained area and then absorb the solution with a clean cloth.
Freeze the chewing gum
We understand how it feels to see your precious carpet losing its beauty due to a chewing gum. Because being a victim of this sticky mess is one of the worst damages a carpet can face! Although it seems that there would be no remedy for this but every problem has a solution to it. Grab a few ice cubes and hold them close to the chewing gum for 30 seconds, once the chewing gum gets frozen lift it up with a spoon and trim the carpet strands close to the chewing gum so that the gum affected area shouldn’t be visible.
Use dishwashing solution on grease stains
Just when you thought that nothing will be more stubborn than a chewing gum, a grease stain will be there to trouble you again! Grease stains are not so easy to remove, so opt for a dishwashing detergent that can cut off that grease. Take few drops of dishwashing solution, mix it water and fill the mixture in a handheld spray. Spray the solution on the stain, dab it up and you are good to go! Repeat the process multiple times for bigger grease stains.
Heat up the candle wax
The next sturdy thing that is equally hard to remove is dried candle wax. So the best way to scrape off the wax from your carpet is to heat it up and make it soft again. Lay a piece of cloth on the wax affected area, place hot iron over the cloth to warm up the wax, then lift it up with a knife. Once the wax is scraped off, spread a paper towel on the surface and place iron over it again. The heat will melt away the remaining wax and stick it to the towel. Ta-da! The candle wax is removed and your carpet becomes neat and clean again!
Acquire assistance from a pro
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