Have you ever been in a rush to get to work and you spill coffee down your favorite shirt? Then there’s that dinner party where a guest accidentally spilled wine on your new carpet or furniture. Here are tips on how to remove some of the toughest stains.
According to an article at housecleaningcentral.com, “How to Remove Tough Stains”
“How to Remove Stains
It’s a fact of life. Stains happen. And it always seems they come when and where you just don’t want them. You don’t have to be a “Suzy Homemaker” to learn how to get rid of common household stains in clothing and other fabrics or even on your carpets, upholstery, etc. So, if you are looking for great stain removal tips, just read on.
Types of Stains
One of the first things you need to consider is what type of stain it is. Unfortunately, there is no cure-all stain remover so your best stain removal tip will vary according to what type of stain it is.
Where Is The Stain Located?
The next thing you need to consider is where the stain is at. Is it on your brand new suit, your favorite tie, your living room couch, the carpet of your bedroom?
The location of the stain plays a role in how you remove it as well since some things simply can’t be thrown into the washing machine.
Treat the Stain As Soon As Possible
The earlier you treat the stain, the better chance you have of removing it. The longer the stain sits in your fabric, the harder it will be to get it out. Stains that have been washed and dried into a material are near impossible to remove.
When you get a stain on something, you should at least pretreat it right away but it is best if you can go ahead and get it treated and washed as soon as it happens.
Pretreating the Stain
One very popular stain removal tip is to pretreat. You will apply a treatment directly to the stain and allow it to soak in. Depending on the stain and what you are using to remove it, the time can vary. Then you might wash it as you normally would. In the case of furniture or something that doesn’t fit in a washer, you can blot the spot clean with a clean, damp white towel. Do not rub; it will make the stain deeper in the fabric.” To read the entire article click here.