If you are a fan of our stain removal guide series, today we want to surprise you with part three of the series. As you may already know, in our stain removal guide series, we advise you on how professionally and effectively get rid of common food, beverage and other sorts of stains you may deal with at some point. Be sure to follow our blog for more carpet, upholstery and rug cleaning advice, tips and tricks.
How to remove grass stains from:
- Clothing and fabrics – Take a clean cloth or a sponge, then wet it with isopropyl rubbing alcohol. If you are not sure whether rubbing alcohol is going to cause discolouration, first test on a small hidden area. Once you rug the stains with the rubbing alcohol, let it dry and rinse with cold water. Rug with some liquid or powder detergent and then rinse again. Let the garment air dry and then launder as usual. Alternatively, you can use white vinegar instead of isopropyl rubbing alcohol.
- Carpets, rugs, runners – Start with vacuuming so you can remove any excess debris and dirt and the blot the stained area with a damp white towel. Next, make a paste of laundry detergent and warm water and then rub it into the stain with a stiff brush. Next, rinse with cold water and blot with paper towels. If this method is not effective, try wetting a cloth with rubbing alcohol and rub over the remaining stain. Alternatively, you can also rinse with a solution of five parts water mixed with one part vinegar. Then place a towel over the spot and push for a while, until the stain is completely gone.
How to remove grease stains from:
- Clothing and fabrics – Quickly cover the grease spot with dishwashing detergent and pour a few drops of cold water over it, then gently scrub with a toothbrush. Next, rinse the affected area with water or white vinegar to remove all remaining grease and the soapy residue.
- Carpets, rugs, runners – Remove excess grease with a paper towel by blotting gently and sprinkle with baking soda to cover the stain. Allow the powder to sit up to 6 hours and absorb the grease, then vacuum. Alternatively, you can scrub the stain with rubbing alcohol or dishwashing detergent and rinse with a cloth that is dipped in equal parts of cold water and vinegar.
How to remove gum stains from:
- Clothing and fabrics – Remove as much gum as possible and then freeze with an ice cube. Scrape the remaining gum off and scrub with an old toothbrush if needed.
- Carpets, rugs and runners – Run an ice cube over the gum to harden it and scrape off as much as possible. After the gum is removed you can treat any remaining stains with a gentle laundry detergent mixed with warm water or the usual carpet cleaner you use.
How to remove hair dye stains from:
- Clothing, fabric – Loosen the stain quickly using a hairspray and let it that way for a few minutes. Use a small amount of laundry detergent or another type of stain removal product gently scrub the stain with an old toothbrush. Rinse thoroughly and launder as soon as possible.
- Carpets, rugs, runners – Blot gently to remove the excess and blot with a white cloth that is moistened by a mixture of 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, 1 tablespoon of dishwashing product and 2 cups of warm water. Rinse the area by blotting using a clean cloth. You can replace the vinegar with ammonia if the stain is really stubborn.
How to remove ink stains from:
- Clothing, fabrics – Place a paper towel behind the stain and spray it with an alcohol-based hairspray. Blot with a cloth or rag to soak the ink in and repeat if necessary.
- Carpets, rugs, runners – Sponge the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent and next sponge the stain with a mixture of 1 tablespoon liquid dishwashing detergent and 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Blot until liquid is absorbed and sponge with cold water, then blot dry.
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