Go to your local superstore and you’re going to come across hundreds of different products that are available to help you remove all kinds of stains, whether it be stains on your carpets, your walls, or your drive way. Of course the best solution to treating unwanted spills and stains is to clean and mop them up when they occur, this is quick, clean and won’t even need you to leave your house to buy any expensive stain removal products.
However, are you aware that there are several ways to clean up stains using products that you already have present in your house?. These are products that you use on a regular basis such as lemon juice, vinegar, detergents, rubbing alcohol, to name a few. The key here is to know what products to use collectively to get the result you’re looking for.
Here are some ways in which you can combine common household products to remove unwanted spills and stains from your house.
Pet stains are quite common If you have a dog or a cat in your house, and in all likelihood, you probably already have a product that you bought in the store to combat these stains, however, should you run out of a stain removal product, did you know that a little household ammonia and cold water can do the same trick?. It’s pretty simple, use one tease spoon of ammonia to a half cup of cold water, mix it, and apply it directly to the carpet using a spray bottle or something similar. Once applied, don’t scrub the stain, use a paper towel to blot out the wet stain and let it dry naturally.
Your second home remedy pet stain removal option is to use a detergent solution made of hand or dish soap. You apply one quart water and one tease spoon hand or dish detergent. As mentioned above, apply directly to the stain and blot it dry using paper towels. It’s advisable to make sure that the dish soap or detergent doesn’t contain any bleach or lanolin, as this will leave a stain on your carpet once dry.
Your third and probably the best natural way to remove pet stains is just to use water. Wetting the stain can hydrate the stain, especially if it’s on the carpet. Once the stain is wet and rehydrated, use a wet cloth or paper towel to blot out the stain. Steam cleaning your carpet for pet stains also helps.
Ink stain removal can seem quite cumbersome, but it’s not as bad as it looks or sounds. Most households these days have rubbing alcohol such as Isopropyl. Apply some rubbing alcohol to a paper towel or clean cloth/ towel and blot the stain as much as you can. Be careful and make sure that the cloth or paper towels are white to not pass on the color to the stain you’re trying to remove.
Hosting a party at your house is fun and stressful, but there’s nothing more stressful than seeing one of your guests drop some wine or beer on your expensive carpet.
Beer stains are not that bad as you can clean it up promptly without it leaving any carpet stains, however, the same cannot be said for wine stains.
To remove wine stains from your carpet, mix together one part water with one part white vinegar and apply it to your carpet stain using a spray bottle to saturate the stain. Let the wet stain sit for 20 minutes and using a sponge, clean the stain in a rubbing motion. Once done, rinse the area with warm water, brush the wet carpet in the direction the threads were pointing in, and place dry wet paper towels on the wet stain, adding some weight on top of the paper towels to help it absorb the wetness. Once the area has dried, remove everything and hopefully the stain should have come out.
There are countless other home remedies for stain removal that you can find on the internet or through your friends and family, if in doubt, don’t mix and match products that you are not familiar with, go to your local store and buy a product that you know will help you remove your stain.