Best Do It Yourself Stain Removal Tips

From time to time the carpets that we use in our homes may get stains which are very stubborn and hard to remove. The first thing most people do is call the cleaning services that are very expensive. Some of the most common types of stains that you might find on your carpet include; coffee stains, red wine stains, grease, pet urine, blood stains and even ink stain. Before you can call the expensive cleaning services here are some of the DIY solution you can try and remove some of the most stubborn stains.

Vinegar: This is the easy to acquire and can be used to remove a wide variety of stains from light stains to heavier stains. In case of light carpet stains use ½ a cup of white vinegar mixed with 2 tablespoon of salt. Rub the area with the stain gently and allow it to dry, and then vacuum the stain off. For a much larger stain, use the same solution but add borax.  Vinegar can also be used to remove spilled paints where 1 and half of vinegar is mixed with 1 and half of laundry detergent and two cups of water then use a sponge to remove the paint and rinse with cold water.

Shaving cream:  This is another very effective home solution for removing juice stain. Start by blotting the stain, then patting it with a wet sponge before squirting some shaving cream on the stain and cleaning it with a sponge. Shaving cream can also be used to remove grease and oil stain where it poured on the stain allowed to dry off then removed with a wet sponge.

Beer: This the least known home solution which can be used to remove coffee or tea stains. All you have to do is pour a bit of beer to the stain and then using a soft material to wipe away the stain. This should make the stain disappear if it doesn’t disappear completely try the process a few more times until all the traces of the stain are no longer visible.

Baking Soda: This is another easily accessible home solution for removing pet urine, grease, or even vomits from your carpet. Pour baking soda on the affected area and then pat the area with a paper towel.  Give the mixture time to dry off before vacuuming it off the residue. In the case of grease add some salt to the baking soda then use a stiff brush to scrub of the grease. Allow 5 hours then use vacuum to remove the residue.

Hydrogen Peroxide: There are times when one does not understand the kind of stain on the carpet but you want to remove it because it is making your carpet look bad. Hydrogen peroxide is the sure stain remover for a wide variety of stains. Use 3 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide mixed with non-gel then rub the stain firmly with a piece of cloth. Use clean water to rinse the affected part and the stain should be gone.

The above easy to use tips have proven to be very effective stain removal which everyone can do at home without incurring high cost calling in professionals.