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Ways to Get Rid Of Stains from the Rugs

Aug 17, 2007
What about the stains on the non-washable articles? Take it to the dry clean perhaps the good idea, but you can also try to remove the stains at home before taking them to the dry cleaner. If you have children, milk and ice cream stains are the most common things on your rugs, not mentioned chocolate stains. These tips can help you out in making your work easier at home.

FRUIT STAINS ON NON-WASHABLES can often be sponged off with cool water, if the stains are fresh. On woolens apply the water with a medicine dropper. Place the material on a pad and squirt the water through the stain. If this fails to remove it, work a mild detergent into the stain while it is still wet and rub the material gently. Let the detergent remain on the material for several hours, then add several drops of white vinegar or 10 per cent acetic acid. After a minute or two rinse by sponging the spot with cool water.

NEVER USE SOAP ON A FRUIT STAIN. It will cause it to set.

SPRINKLE WINE STAINS WITH SALT, and then use the boiling water method to remove them.

CANDY AND SUGAR SYRUP usually wash out in warm suds. Sponge non-washable materials with clear warm water. If chocolate or dye stains remain, treat them as described for these substances. For rugs, wipe the spot repeatedly with a cloth or sponge wrung out of clear water.

SOFT DRINKS AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES contain tannin and make a stain that is very treacherous because at first it does not show. If it is allowed to remain, or if the article is washed and ironed, or pressed, the stain turns brown and is almost impossible to remove. Prompt sponging with cold water, or with a mixture of alcohol and water in equal parts, will usually remove such stains. If you want to be absolutely certain that the stain has been routed, rub in glycerin, let it stand for thirty minutes, then rinse or sponge the material with clear water. On rugs use clear water or detergent solution.

IF TEA AND COFFEE STAINS do not wash out on washable materials, use the boiling water method described for fruit stains. On non-washables use glycerin. Apply the glycerin to the stain and rub it in. Let it remain for about an hour then sponge the stain with clear water. If a grease spot appears after the stain has dried (from cream), sponge it off with cleaning fluid.

COCOA AND CHOCOLATE STAINS usually wash out during laundering. If traces remain, sponge them with hydrogen peroxide and rinse. On materials that will not wash, scrape off as much as you can, then sponge the stain with cleaning fluid to remove the greasy part of the stain. When the cloth has dried thoroughly, sponge the stain with warm water and dust it with powdered pepsin. Work the pepsin thoroughly into the cloth. Let it stand for half an hour, then brush off the pepsin and sponge the material with clear water.

MILK AND ICE CREAM STAINS are seldom a problem on washable materials. Just moisten them with cool water and wash them. On rugs sponge such stains with detergent solution, then with clear water. For stains on non-washable materials sponge with cleaning fluid to remove the oily constituents, then with cold water to remove the sticky part Follow title pepsin treatment described for chocolate stains if traces remain.

PRETREATMENT. Food stains on washable materials usually disappear in the laundry but pretreatment may make their removal more certain.

In cleaning the stains on the rugs, sponged off the articles with the cool water for the fresh stains. Use the mild detergent into the stains if it is failed to removed. Boiling water sometimes can be an effective way in removing the stains.
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