TREATING STAINS: WHAT NOT TO DO

Spills happen. Clothing or your favorite carpet can get stained. What could you do? Simply get rid of the excess and blot the spot with a clean, white towel or napkin. The more important question to be answered is what NOT to do if this happens to you?

We have heard a little bit of elbow grease will fix any blot. Sadly that seems to not be the situation. Some procedures which we believed on removing stains works good could make it even worse. Stop! Place down the spray bottle. Before you cure another stain, here is a list of dos and performn’ts to stain removal

Don’t wait: Stains have greater chances of becoming removal. The longer you allow the blot set, the harder that your job is. By visiting spots as fast as 14, so give yourself the upper hand. This will save both your time and effort and boost your chances at stain removal.

Do not rub the stains on the carpet, fabrics or upholstery.

Act quickly on stain but prevent vigorous rubbing or scrubbing the stains. Rubbing will drive the stain deeper into the fibers because of heat production that bond the stain to the surface. Not only that, excessive rubbing may wear away the material you are working to save, making your attempt somewhat useless. Instead blot. Always dab or stain the stains lightly using clean white cloth, paper towel or sponge or even slice of bread (works good on grease stains).

Avoid using dirty or colored cloth to blot a stain. The dyes could make the stain worse and can bleed onto the fabric.

Always begin wiping or blotting in the outer edges of the stain, working in your way. Begin at the center and you’re going to risk spreading the stain.

Stain remover in the bottom of this garment and flush the stain.

Do scrub surfaces that are hard: Surfaces such as marble, stainless steel, wood and many stove tops are all delicate. Vigorous with abrasive scrubs may leave scratches and lotions. Try loosening it by soaking it for cleaner — or even water — and letting it set, if the stain does not come off with a towel or non-scratch sponge and light rubbing.

Do not default to heat: The blot’s chemical structure can alter, bonding farther compared to lifting it in the surface. This is especially true for food and protein related spots on soft surfaces like fabrics and carpets. Use cool or lukewarm water. Always wash a blot with cold water simply to be safe.

Always read product labels and clothing care labels before taking action. Use the water temperature recommended for stain removal products and detergents.

Do not over-saturate the stains: Take a deep breath and don’t panic spray. Drowning a stain in remover may make it worse. It’s easy to spray on your stain remover frantically in the race against time to save your soft furnishing, clothes or anything else you’ve accidentally soiled, but that is a mistake. Over-saturating a blot with remover can make it hard to wash and then it may not dry correctly. Use modest quantities of stain remover at a time, repeating until the mark has vanished.

Don’t skip directions: It is not necessarily as straightforward as sprayingwiping or washing. If you destroy the clothing in the process, Finding the stain out, won’t make much difference. Follow the instructions that you use. Do not neglect to follow washing directions on the stained clothes.

Don’t forget to test your cleaner: Before beginning to operate on a blot, test the stain removal agents and methods on a hidden seam or another spot. Check for colorfastness and other obligations such as dulling finishes or carpeting, upholstery, and fabric dyes. This is very important on silk and fabrics which may not be colorfast. Proceed to the blot with caution if you enjoy what you see.

Do not use soap: Soap and water will be your best method to clean any stain? Wrong. Pouring soap right can place it permanently, leaving you eyesore blot. This is particularly true for green, red wine and tea spots. Before applying any soap Scrub the blemish with cold water.

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