Are you having troubles with finding the right method to remove stains? Perhaps you’re unsure on what to do because it’s either you’re unfamiliar with the type of stain, or a beginner on spot cleaning area rugs.
For acrylic and latex paint, spot-clean with a detergent mix while the stain is fresh. But if the spot remains, you can use a little bit of rubbing alcohol. For oil-based paint, wipe it using unscented mineral spirits, be careful not to soak the other side of the rug.
2. Hardened Melted Candle
Solidify it with ice blocks in a plastic pack and scratch it gently. Wet a white fabric or cotton ball with some alcohol and rub until you expel any residual wax.
3. Soda or Liquor
Use a combination of 1 teaspoon fluid dish cleanser, 1 quart of warm water, and 1/4 teaspoon of white vinegar. Apply to the stain, wash and afterward, blot until dry.
4. Espresso or Tea
Using the same cleanser mixture used on paint stains, apply to the spot, wash, and smudge. If a residue of the stain remains, use a different spot cleaner—preferably a commercial one.
Remove rug stains like gum by peeling as much as you can, then put ice 3D shapes in a plastic pack and spot clean over the rest of the gum to solidify it. Scratch the gum off with a spoon or dull blade. Vacuum and use a dry-dissolvable spot cleaner if necessary.
Splash with some cold water, then clean with a detergent mix. You can also use a combination of one cup of white vinegar and two cups of water. Blot until it dries.
Keep in mind that your area rugs will only remain durable if you remove rug stains properly and guarantee that they stay free from stains and dirt. It’s necessary to learn the right techniques on how you can spot clean without damaging the rugs’ quality. Lastly, do a regular check on your rugs to ensure that you didn’t miss a spot.