Remove Stains With These Simple Tips

By HomeMotivation, April 13, 2013

You’ve carefully picked out your furniture set, chosen and fitted your flooring and decorated your house with luxury decor, finally you can say you’ve built a beautiful home. Creating a stylish home takes time and patience but once you’ve completed it you’ll be beaming from ear to ear with pride and joy.

Although creating a beautiful home is the hard part, maintaining it to ensure it always looks good is important too. You’ll always need to clean your home and at times you’ll need to remove unexpected stains from different parts of your house. Often you’ll find stains on your carpets, sofas, beddings and curtains. Most stains are easy to remove if you do the right thing and the right time, however a majority of people don’t know, or follow the right procedures when a stain initially happens and thats when the stain leaves a permanent mark. If you’ve ever wondered what to do when wine spills on your carpet, or you get ketchup on your sofa we’ve compiled some tips to help you remove stains quickly and with the least amount of effort.

Removing Carpet Stains

The one area which gets stained the most in our homes is the living room carpet. If you happen to eat dinner in your front room, or host dinner parties and get togethers undoubtedly your carpet will get stained with food and wine at some point. In general a vacuum cleaner or dustpan and brush will get rid of most stains however sometimes you’ll need a stronger and more vigorous action to get rid of a nasty stain. Here are our quick stain removal tips for dealing with carpet misdemeanours.

  • Get a kitchen towel and blot the stain immediately. This will stop the stain from setting and spreading to other areas of the carpet. The key to this is to dab and blot the stain, don’t rub. Water and blotting should be the first step in all carpet stains. 
  • Water and kitchen towel should be enough to remove most stains. For persistent, stubborn stains  get a bowl of warm water, mix in some carpet shampoo and use a damp cloth to rub out the stain. Warm water and carpet shampoo will be good enough to get rid of most carpet stains.

Beddings and Upholstery

If you happen to stain your beddings or other upholstery like sofas and clothes the key here is to quickly rinse the area out with cold water. Its possible to put certain fabrics in the laundry with washing detergent and a stain removing agent. In most cases this will be enough to get rid of the stain.

For dry cleanable bedding only, dab the area with a solution of water, washing powder and stain remover. This will remove most stains and stop it from setting, you’ll probably need to take it to the dry cleaners at some point, however using a solution will reduce the impact of the stain.

Removing stains is easy and quick if you follow the tips above, ensure not to rub carpet stains with a kitchen towel and quickly dab stains on your beddings and fabrics.

 

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