When it comes to getting stains out of carpet the most important thing you can do to be successful is to pre-treat as soon as you can. Your chances of removing it will be better if you pre-treat the stain but make sure you test a hidden area of the carpet with the solution you’re planning to use to make sure it won’t discolor or harm you carpet. Smaller rugs can be washed in the washing machine. Enzyme detergents are formulated to break down proteins to lift out stains. Regardless of the stain you’re dealing with it’s always best to use cold water first as hot water can set some stains. Items such as carpet and large rugs that are too big for the washing machine can have rubbing alcohol applied to the stain and allowed to set for 10 minutes and rinsed well using a mixture of water along with a mild detergent to clean the rest of the stain.
Removing Crayon from Carpet & Sofas
If you’re trying to get crayon out of your carpet, try using a product that is formulated to remove sticky substances and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat till you get the crayon out. You can also try spraying the crayon with a lubricant. Allow it to work in for a few minutes, apply water and try to work the crayon out. You can also try dishwashing soap with warm water.
Carpet Grass Stain Removal
If you happen to get a grass stain on your carpet, there are a few things you can try. Apply a stain treatment and rub form the inside out with a clean cloth or try using an old toothbrush to work the stain treatment out of the fibers of the carpet and use diluted white vinegar or ammonia to eliminate any remaining color. Denatured alcohol (or methylated spirits) can also remove grass stains and can be purchased at hardware stores and supermarkets.
Remedies for Removing Ink from Carpet
For a long time the best way to remove ink was hairspray and it still is! Spray the hairspray onto the stain until it is saturated and allow it to soak for several seconds. Then you can blot the ink stain with a clean cloth. This can be repeated until the stain is gone or at least less noticeable. You can also apply milk to the stain overnight and add a bit of water in the morning and try to blot the ink out. Goo Gone is a great product that is formulated to remove ink stains. Apply it, work it in just a bit and then try to blot the ink out.
How to Remove Blood Stains from Carpet
The best way to try and get blood out is to saturate the stain with cold water and gently rub it with your fingers. If the water starts turning pink you will need to change the water you’re using. Try applying a stain remover to the blood, allow it to sit for a few minutes and try blotting it out. Hydrogen peroxide can be applied to the blood stain as long as the carpet is white or light colored. Another thing to try is soaking the blood with a solution of two tablespoons of salt with a quart of cold water.