How to Remove stains from carpets and upholstery

Carpet cleaning and upholstery maintenance often go together, particularly when it’s time to tackle the challenge of staining. Stains can cause frustration to any homeowner, whether it’s an accidental spill of coffee on your sofa or muddy prints on your carpet. With the correct techniques and some knowledge, it is possible to remove these marks. Helpful resources!

Acting quickly is the first, and possibly most important step to stain removal. As a stain dries, it is harder to remove. The first thing to do is blot the stain using a soft, clean cloth. The stain will not penetrate the fabric fibers if you follow this simple tip. Blotting is better than rubbing, because rubbing will spread the stain and damage fibers.

Dish soap mixed with water can be used to remove stains that are caused by liquids, like drinks and food. The stain can be lifted with this gentle solution without damaging the fabric. Use a soft bristled brush to gently work the solution in the stain. Then, blot with a dry cloth to remove any soap residue and the stain.

For oil-based stains such as makeup or grease, a completely different method is required. Dry cleaning solvents can help remove these types of stains. The solvent can be applied to the cloth, then dabbed onto the stain to break down any grease or oil. It’s always important to test cleaning solutions on an unnoticeable area to make sure they don’t harm or stain the fabric.

A combination of baking soda and vinegar can work wonders for tougher stains such as ink or red wine. Baking soda absorbs odors, and vinegar breaks down stains. The paste can be made by mixing vinegar with baking soda, applied directly to the stain and left for several minutes.

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50 Yeo St, Neutral Bay, NSW, 2089
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