Carpets are easily and frequently stained as they are the most used and exposed areas in the house. We sit on it, walk on it, eat on it, spill everything and anything and they end up getting stained. Stubborn stains on anything can be very annoying but with these handy stain removal techniques, you can easy say goodbye to them. Here are the most common stains on rugs that you can clean using the following techniques:
TOMATO SAUCE STAINS
To remove tomato sauce stains, simply soak the material in concentrated vinegar or saturate the area with vinegar. Keep it for 1 hour and wash as usual using a detergent.
MUSTARD SAUCE STAINS
Create a paste with salt, lemon juice and cold water. Apply the paste on the stain and let it dry. Scrape off using a butter knife and wash as usual using cold water. More: Remove different types of food stains >>
FRESH COFFEE STAINS
If you have beer handy or at home, you can actually use it to remove not-so-old coffee stains from the carpets and rugs. Simply blot the stain if fresh and liberally spray beer on it. Let it work for 30 minutes and blot it using a tissue. Repeat the process until all the stain comes off.
FRUIT JUICE STAINS
Shaving cream works wonders on sticky stains like that of fruit juices. Simply put some shaving cream (the one that comes in a can) on the stained spot, let it work for 10 minutes and blot it using a wet sponge with gentle scrubbing. Another method is to scrub the area gently using toothbrush and shaving cream. Let it dry and then scrub it off using soft damp cloth.
Keep a paper on the grease stain and spray a hair spray heavily over the paper. The paper should be completely soaked with it. Let it sit that way for 30 minutes and toss the material in washing machine or wash it as you normally would. The stain should be no more. If you still see little stain marks, repeat the process.
To remove butter, oil and other greasy stains simply soak the material in hot water (if the rug is smaller in size) for 30 minutes and scrub the area with detergent using a toothbrush. Again soak it in hot water and then wash as usual.
To remove wine stains, simply blot it first using a tissue paper and then sprinkle baking soda on it. Keep it for 30 minutes and then pour club soda on it. The wine stain will come right off. Wash it as usual.
PERMANENT MARKER STAINS
You just need vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray it generously over the mark and using a rag rub it gently on the carpet. You’ll notice the mark will start to fade and eventually it’ll be gone. More: Remove permanent marker from anything.