It is the season for holiday parties. Inevitably, if you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner or another holiday party in your apartment in Garner, NC, you may end up with a stain on your beautiful carpet or sofa.
Here are a few hints on how to remove some of the most common stains.
To mask the damage, snip off the darkened fiber ends.
Blot the area with a solution of 1 tsp detergent and 1 tsp vinegar in a quart of warm water.
Gently blot with dry-cleaning solution
Rinse with a solution of 1T ammonia in a cup of water.
If the stain is stil wet, try repeatedly sponging with lukewarm water.
Blot dry and treat with a solution of 1 tsp detergent and 1 tsp vinegar in a quart of warm water. After waiting 15 minutes blot again and sponge with clean water.
Blot the spill with paper towels or a clean cloth.
Combine 1t carpet shampoo (or dish soap) and 1C hydrogen peroxide. Soak a clean sponge in the mixture, squeeze it halfway dry, then gently blot the stain. Continue until the stain lifts.
Sponge the stained area with warm water.
Blot dry with a clean cloth or paper towels.
Oil-based paints can usually be removed with turpentine
Water-based paints clean up with water.
Blot ball-point ink with denatured alcohol as soon as possible
Permanent ink can’t be removed but you can minimize the damage by blotting with water.
Have fun at your party, and good luck with the stains!