It’s no secret that the spring and summer fun means activities outside. Water, sweat and laughter often go hand in hand, and so does the potential stains that follow. Grass stains being among the many, can often be found blemishing carpet and upholstery. Removing these stains can be a difficult and eyebrow pinching task, but leaving them to be an obvious eye sore isn’t exactly an option.
Carpet Care 2000 would like to share some tips on removing the grass stains blemishing your carpets and upholstery.
NOTE: No matter if you chose to use a commercial premade product or a home remedy solution, always conduct a patch test in an inconspicuous area to ensure the formula doesn’t compromise the color or integrity of your upholstery or carpets.
– Never use HOT water as doing so could set in any stain into your fabrics, including upholstery materials and carpet fibers.
– Avoid using dyed or printed cloths, towels or paper towels. If you do, you can potentially inadvertently transfer the dye onto the upholstery or carpet, leaving you with a more difficult task.
Removing Grass Stains From Carpet:
Below are a few choice home remedies you can use that are generally safe on carpet, but can still lift the stain.
• Laundry Detergent. Mix ¼ tsp in 1 cup of cold water (optional ¼ TSP fabric softener).
• Mild Liquid Detergent. Combine ½ tsp with 1 cup of water, for extra potency add a ½ cup white vinegar.
• White Vinegar. Depending on the severity of the stain, you can use diluted white vinegar or concentrated. For severe grass stains use 1 cup white vinegar. Mediocre grass stains use 1 part white vinegar 1 part water. On mild stains use 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water.
• Commercial Carpet Cleaning Products. Always follow manufacturer’s direction printed on the label.
1. If needed, vacuum the offending spot if mud or bulky remnants are present.
2. Apply a few squirts of water to dampen the area, with a white paper towel to blot.
3. Using your preferred mixture, either spray, or sponge the solution onto the area.
4. Allow to set 5 minutes or so, and blot the stain. Do not scrub or rub vigorously as this can spread the stain or push it deeper into the fibers.
5. Blot with a dry cloth or paper towel.
6. Repeat if necessary; do not over saturate the area. Soaked carpet could lead to damage or mold.
7. Towel dry the damp area.
8. Once completely dry, vacuum again.
How to Remove Grass Stains from Upholstery:
1. Mix 2 cups cool water with 1 TBSP liquid mild dish soap.
2. If the stain is dry, dampen it up with a squirt bottle of pure water, or sponge water onto the area.
3. With a clean, white cloth, sponge the mixture onto the stain and blot.
4. Blot with a clean, dry towel or paper towel and repeat until stain is removed, do not over saturate.
5. If stain persists, apply acetone with a cotton swab.
6. After stain is lifted, use a clean damp cloth to rinse away cleaning aids.
7. Towel dry.
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Many stains can be difficult to remove, and depending on the material of the carpet or fabric, can be a difficult task to complete. To remove stubborn stains call our experts at Carpet Care 2000. Our professionals are eager to help you get your carpets and upholstery clean and stain free. Call us today!