Families are busy with children, pets, guests, and more besides our daily routines. Accidents and spills are inevitable. Spills and stains can be a bother to carpets and rugs, but there's no reason to think they will last for decades. You can remove stains from your rug by following the instructions on this page.
It's not uncommon for our four-legged friends to get injured, especially when they're young. You can easily remove a stain by using a mixture of vinegar, baking soda, and water.
Red wine & beverages
When it comes to red wine on carpet, or any liquid for that matter, it is important to deal with it very quickly. Blot the wine with a clean white cloth as soon as possible. After completing this step, mix 3 parts baking soda with 1 part water and use a dry cloth to dab the stain with, instead of rubbing it out. Dry it off, then vacuum it up.
You can also use a solution made from equal parts white vinegar, regular washing up liquid, and warm water to clean the stain.
You can easily remove coffee and tea stains from your rug without purchasing any special cleaners.
A clean, dry towel will first remove coffee stains from carpets or rugs. Scrub it but don't wash it. Simply mix one part vinegar with one part water and blot until the stain disappears.
The removal of nail polish or paint from carpet or rugs can usually be a bit more difficult, but still possible. To start with, make sure that the nail polish remover is not acetone-based. Keep the stain damp by blotting it with a clean, wet cloth. Next, blot nail varnish remover on a clean cloth and remove as much as possible from the rug.
Nail polish remover can also be substituted with window cleaner, as can hair spray and a clean sponge. If there are any discolorations, test on a small area first.
You need a different approach if the nail polish has dried. Using an old toothbrush, gently rub non-acetone nail varnish remover into your carpet's fibres, being careful not to damage it. Remove nails that have become loose with a vacuum.
Mud & Dirt
Mud must be allowed to dry before brushing off, or if possible vacuuming much of it away. In some cases, you can remove mud stains using a mixture of salt and vinegar, blotting up the area, then vacuuming it once the salt and vinegar have dried. Stains that are particularly difficult to remove should be treated with a stain remover best suited to the pile type.
Throughout the years, our rugs can collect a great deal of smell. Keep your rugs smelling fresh, no matter what you use them for - pets, spills, smoking, or just everyday use. It's not impossible to remove smells from your rug using several different methods.
Steaming your rug can be an effective way to remove odors. Follow the instructions on your machine for the best results, and if it is really bad, then add some vinegar or something else cleaning oriented to the mix as well. Before putting the rug back, let it fully dry.