annoying stains from our carpets and rugs. Most of the time it seems that even those supposedly, high powered, store bought expensive cleaning solutions don't even work. Usually the best you can hope for with those elixirs is to dull the stains.
Then we've all been through the hiring of the professional carpet cleaners, who come in and when you just want some stubborn stains removed, want to charge you an arm and a leg to do the whole house. Even if you elect to not have your whole house carpets cleaned and you opt for just the room where the stains are at, it's still gonna run you close to a hundred bucks to get it done, with no guarantee of getting the stain that bugs you the most out.
How to remove stains is no joke. It's hard. And its stressful and time consuming. Who likes it! Removing stains on a hard surface is usually not as bad to undertake. But who looks forward to any of it...not me thats for sure. If your like me it sucks to see those carpet stains everytime you walk by it.
So you buckle down and try your darnedest to get it out. I hope you have better luck than me. So I decided to try and bring to you in this article some self made home remedies to stain removing. I scoured the internet to find some of the best I believe, of carpet stain removal ideas from other people who have tried them and seem to have had good luck with them.
Maybe we can pick up a tid bit or 2 that will help us out as well. So without further growling let's get on with it and see what they are. I'll use mostly remedies for some of the toughest stains in this article for you.
Up first -
- Blood Stains
Then mix a solution of 1 quart cool water and 1/4 tsp. of dish detergent. The unbleached type. Joy or Dawn dishwashing liquid are good for this. Blotting the stain to work the solution into the area. If you see the stain being removed continue on. Then use a spray bottle filled with cool water to rinse. Then make a pad of paper towels, lay them on the area and place a heavy book over the top of that to absorb the moisture.
If all the stain doesn't come out, moisten the outer area with 3 percent hydrogen peroxide. Let that stand for an hour or so. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free. Using the heavy book each time.
- Grease and Oil Stains
- Ink and Nail Polish
- Chewing Gum - The Ground in or Stepped in kind
- Red Wine, Coffee and Tea Stains
- Tar Carpet Stains
Another person said, I find the best thing to use on tar is Eucalyptus Oil. And it works great on all fabrics. Carpets, Clothes, and Shoes etc..
- Grape and Grape Juice Stains
- Kool-Aid Stains
The Unstainable Conclusion
Wow these are some interesting home remedies for removing stains and some of the toughest stains known to man! I probably haven't covered them all but I think I got most of them for you here. While searching for these ideas I came across a lot of things for which WD-40 will take care of. Not just carpet stains and fabrics.
But, perhaps thats a post for a later date. If you have any more ideas for carpet stain removal of your own that have worked for you then, please by all means share them here with us in the comments section. The more homegrown ideas we can come up with that work, the more money we'll all save from spending it on those store bought elixirs that don't work most of the time.
We all look forward to your ideas, so please share them with us.....
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