Today we are here to share with you our last, fourth part of our ultimate stain removal guide series. Stay tuned and keep reading to find out how to get rid of common and not that common stains and how to save the beauty of your carpet, upholstered furniture, curtains, bedding and clothes. Be sure to follow our blog and have a look weekly for more upholstery, carpet and curtain cleaning tips and tricks.
How to remove ketchup/tomato stains from:
- Clothing, fabrics – Remove the excess and run cold water through the back of the stain, because this will help to force the stain back out of the fabric. Then gently rub liquid detergent into the stain and apply a small amount of bleaching detergent (white vinegar or peroxide will do the job) by blotting with a sponge. Next, rinse well and let the garment soak into cold water for a while.
- Carpet, rug, runner – Scrape the excess with a butter knife and then blot gently to prevent the stain spreading around. Rinse with cold water and blot dry. Then let the affected area stay for around 15 minutes spayed with white vinegar and blot up. If the stain is still there you can apply a mixture of 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and 3 tablespoons of cold water and let it sit for around 10 minutes. Rinse with cold water next and blot dry.
How to remove cosmetics stains from:
- Clothing, fabrics – Saturate the stain with alcohol-based hairspray and let it sit that way for around 10 minutes, then blot with a wet cloth or sponge and launder the garment as usual. Alternatively, you can rug the stain gently with your fingers with whitening toothpaste and rinse with cold water.
- Carpet, rug, runner – Spray the stain with WD-40 and blot gently without rubbing it. Clean the area with mild, liquid laundry detergent, rinse with warm water and blot dry.
How to remove marker stains from:
- Clothing, fabrics – Saturate the stain with alcohol-based hairspray and let it sit for a few minutes, then blot away. If this doesn’t help, you can try blotting the stain with rubbing alcohol by placing the stain face down on a paper towel and dabbing and blotting gently with a cloth that is dipped in the rubbing alcohol. Alternatively, you can soak the affected area in a bowl filled with milk.
- Carpet, rug, runner – Blot with rubbing alcohol and then blot with a paper towel.
How to remove wine stains from:
- Clothing, fabrics – Start by blotting the excess liquid as soon as possible and sponge over the affected area with a mixture of equal part hydrogen peroxide and liquid dish soap. Let it sit for a couple of minutes, blot the affected area with a towel and launder as usual. Alternatively, you can use a mixture of 1 tablespoon dish soap, 1 tablespoon white vinegar and 2 cups of warm water. This may surprise you, but you can also use white wine to remove red wine by pouring a small amount over the affected area and blot as much as possible.
- Carpet, rug, runner – After blotting with a clean cloth to remove the excess, pour a small amount of water and blot again. Next, make a paste of baking soda and water and apply directly onto the stain by allowing it to absorb it and let it dry, then vacuum. You can then use a regular stain remover. If this method doesn’t help, use a small amount of white wine directly poured over the red wine stain and blot with a clean cloth. Next, use a mixture of warm water and mild detergent to blot with a sponge.
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