The truth is that stains are just a natural part of our daily life. They are part of living process and we get stains in all possible and impossible places in our homes. We get stains on carpets, furniture, upholstery, on clothes, we get stains on curtains or on the floors and even somehow we manage to get them on the walls. Some of us even get them on the ceilings! So, stain removal is one of the essential parts of cleaning. Thus, we all have good reason to take a look at several cleaning tips on stain removal.
Now, the efficacy of removing stains greatly depends on the origin of those stains. The tip is to apply the right stain removal agent for the stains of different kinds. Let’s take a look at some of the best matches here:
– Coffee stain removal tips
Coffee stains are common on our table clothes, carpets, clothes and even on bedding or upholstery. A combination of two things works great for removing coffee stains: powdered detergent and white vinegar.
But first you should try to remove as much spilled coffee as you can. Use soft toilet paper or paper towels to do that. Try to soak out all the coffee from the upper side of your carpet or bedding, then go underneath it and soak it out of there. The tip is not to rub on the stain, unless you make it larger.
Then, mix some powdered detergent with white vinegar to make a paste. It should be pretty thick. Apply this paste to both sides of the fabric, stained by coffee. Only, make sure not to use this paste on gentle fabric, which can get damaged by either one of ingredients. Rub the paste in well and leave on for 5 min.
Then carefully remove it, using a small brush. Wash the stain with cold water. If the stained object can be washed in your washing machine, put some liquid detergent on the stain and wash it.
– Ketchup stains removal tips
Tomato stains are hard to remove and they are very ‘bright’ stains, too. To boost your chances for success, start immediately. Do not try to rub the stains away. If you’ve got ketchup stains on thin fabrics, such as clothes, try to run lots of cold water through the back side of the stain. This would prevent it from widening up and sort of drive ketchup back.
Use only cold water for stain removal. Add some detergent and wash the stain well. If your fabric is colorfast, you may use a stain remover 911 – benzoyl peroxide. Remember, it can bleach fabrics, though.
The rule of a thumb with all stains is to try to clean them off as soon as possible. Older stains are much likely to remain there for good.
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