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Our homes are our sanctuary. After spending a busy day in the outside world, the clean peaceful environment of our homes feels like a warm embrace. However, this feeling can be disturbed if there is a large stain on the carpet. In such a situation, one can use regular carpet cleaners from the nearby departmental stores however, these can be quite costly. Here are the following methods we put together on How To Get A Tough Stain Out of the Carpet using ingredients found right in your home.
1) Tea or Coffee Stains
Tea or coffee spills are the most frequent cause of a carpet stain. The worse thing about these stains is that if not cleaned immediately they can become quite difficult to remove. For the stains, our first advice would be to use beer. Yes, the beer sitting in your fridge can be quite beneficial. All you have to do is to dip a piece of cloth in the beer and rub it with the stain. Repeat this process until the stain is fully removed. Voila.
Another method to remove coffee stains is to mix water and white vinegar (in equal ratio) and smear it on the stain and rub gently until the stain is removed.
2) Oil Stains
If you have a nasty oil stain on your carpet then, first of all, use a paper towel to absorb as much oil from the carpet as possible. After the stain is fully dry, put some of the beer on the stain and blot it again. The technique here is to pat the stain gently as to avoid the dispersal of the stain. Take four cups of water and add one drop any bleach-free dishwashing liquid in it. Apply it on the stain and blot until effective.
3) Fruit Stains
If you have little ones running around, then it’s normal to expect a piece of fruit might stain the carpet. These stains can be quite frustrating and difficult to remove. Our first recommendation would be to remove the piece of the fruit immediately from the carpet with the help of a knife or a sharp blade. After that, mix two cups of water, one tablespoon of your everyday detergent, and one to two tablespoons of vinegar. Mix and blot the stain with this solution. Lastly, clean the carpet with regular water to remove any detergent.
Another last-minute fix in the case of fruit juices, your shaving cream can be quite handy. All you need to do is to first clean the spilled juice with a dry cloth or sponge. After that put some shaving cream on the stain and wipe it with a wet/damp cloth.
4) Tomato Sauce or Ketchup Stains
Here’s the nitty-gritty on Ketchup stains… Once they dry they can be quite a nuisance to remove, hence, it should be wiped clean immediately. Then our recommendation is to take table salt and apply it on the spot. Leave it for five minutes and vacuum. Wipe the carpet with a damp sponge and repeat the process until the stain is fully removed.
5) Ink Stains
The ink of a scholar is more holy than the blood of a martyr. But this holy ink can be quite burdensome if it is spilled on carpet rather than on paper. For these stains, we recommend making a thick paste-like mixture of milk and corn starch, apply the mixture to the stain, and let dry. Let this sit for up to two hours and use a toothbrush to remove the dried paste and vacuum it for further reassurance.