How to get rid of stains on the carpet

Accidents happen: for example, you/children/Pets put a stain on your favorite couch or carpet. If emergency measures were on hand cleaner does not work, the stain can be attributed to the category "stubborn" — it is with them we will fight in this article.

Preventive measures

If you haven't faced with the difficult spots and are reading this article, because "forewarned is forearmed", you can still take protective measures. For example, to buy a sofa/couch with removable cover or make a case custom made for the existing furniture. It is important that the fabric was dense, even better with water-resistant impregnation or a separate protective layer, but suitable for washing in the machine.

In beds purchase waterproof mattress covers: if something is spilled, wash will only have bed linen and mattress, and the mattress stays clean. For carpets the basic guideline is to choose a colour where stains are not as noticeable if you appear not to end.


Before you treat the stain, prepare: all spills need to collect with a sponge or paper towel from the edges to the center, and a dry spot to scrape anything. Required to formulate the solutions is most convenient to pour into a spray bottle, these can also be applied with a sponge.

You do not need much rubbing can RUB the stain deeper into the fabric or applied surface mechanical damage. Easy to scrub, leave it for 10-15 minutes, scrub again and rinse. Repeat two more times, if not helped immediately. If the stain is old and dried, there is no guarantee that most of the ways generally help.

In almost all cases, the stain will need to dry it after lubrication solution. To accelerate drying can be a fan, but not a dryer: there is a risk to ruin the material. Dry the treated area vacuum — so removed the remnants of contamination and cleaners, as well as odors.

Before working with caustic liquids (e.g., ammonia or vinegar) be sure to wear gloves and open the Windows.

Derive spot

Stains of unknown origin

Method 1: half a Cup of hydrogen peroxide + 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Mix a good shake before applying. Dry and sprinkle with baking soda.

Method 2: 1 teaspoon of mild detergent + 1 tsp vinegar + 1 liter of warm water. Thus it is possible to remove, for example, stains from chocolate, fruit, drinks with dyes and markers.

Stains from acids (vinegar, strong detergents)

Water + baking soda, then water + ammonia in the ratio of 10:1, then rinse with cold water.

Stains from alcohol

Rinse with a solution of washing powder, rinse with cold water, Pat dry with a cloth, then rinse with a solution: dishwashing detergent 1 tsp + red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon + 1 liter of warm water.

Red wine stains

Method 1: pour the white wine, then wash with cold water and fill with salt for 10 minutes.

Method 2: pour mineral water, then use a universal stain remover solution.

Method 3: cold water + a little ammonia.

Stains from iodine

Method 1: raw potatoes grate, put on the spot for 5-7 minutes, rinse with cold water.

Method 2: sprinkle the stain baking soda, drizzle with vinegar, leave for 12 hours, rinse with water.

Method 3: 2 cups water + 1 teaspoon of ammonia. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, wash with soapy water.

Blood stains

Method 1: dishwashing detergent 1 tsp + red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon+ 1 liter of cool water.

Method 2: 1 tablespoon of ammonia + two glasses of cold water. Rinse, dry. If the stain has not disappeared before the end, use hydrogen peroxide.

Ketchup stain

Method 1: 1 Cup vinegar + 2 cups of water.

Method 2: 0.5 teaspoon of mild detergent (dishwashing or liquid soap) + 1 liter of cold water. The main thing is to DAB the stain, not rubbing.

Stains from pens and markers

Method 1: DAB the stain with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol, watching the purity of the fleece. Then, if the stain has gone, wash with soapy water. If the stain is not coming off, treat it with glycerin, and then wash.

Method 2: treat the stain with hairspray at close range, promaqua cloth. If the paint begins to dry, add more varnish. Wash with soapy water.

Stains from berries

Rinse the stain with a soap solution (1 teaspoon mild detergent + 2 cups of warm water), dry with paper towel. Then treat the stain with a solution of 1 teaspoon ammonia to 2 cups of water. Towel dry and apply a solution of vinegar and cold water in proportion 1:2. If the stain is persistent, after drying, RUB with hydrogen peroxide.


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Stains from cat urine

Soak the dried stain with a solution of vinegar + water in the ratio 1:3 and leave for 2-3 hours. Sprinkle the stain baking soda. Spray the soda solution of 1 teaspoon mild detergent + 1/3 Cup 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide. RUB the stain to dry, remove the soda with a vacuum cleaner.

Dry cleaning

If the stain is old, can't handle him any folk remedies, nor chemistry, or are you just too lazy to breed independently, use the services of dry cleaning services. A small rug or cover with soft furniture can take him to the cleaners, but large items can be cleaned with the help of visiting specialists. published


Author: Anastasia True




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