The holiday season is truly a busy one. Many enjoy creating this time of year, for personal satisfaction or to share among family friends. Crafting decorations, ornaments, and other such enjoyments as well as baking with the all the glam, especially if you are trying to keep the kids busy next to you. With the buzzing excitement of seeing loved ones, time away from school and possibly work, and the chaos that involves the holiday fun, accidents are inevitable. Some of the holiday creativity can cause stains on carpets. With that in mind, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like share some methods on how to get some of the more common spills out of carpets.
General Carpet Stain Removal Tips
Before we dive in, there are a few basics concerning carpet cleaning we would like to remind you about. No matter what product you use, whether it is DIY or pre-made cleaners, perform the patch test in an inconspicuous area to ensure the chemicals will not damage or lighten the carpet. Avoid using hot water as that can easily influence the stain to set into the carpet. Contain the moisture as over saturation can damage the carpet, padding, and subfloor as well as cause mold to grow. Blot and pat spots as you remove the blemish instead of scrubbing and rubbing as doing so only pushes the stain deeper and spreads it out wider. Stick to using plain white rags, cloths, towels, and paper towels to treat the carpets because the dye and prints can transfer to the carpet during the removal process.
How to Remove Cookie Icing & Frosting from Carpet
1) Use a butter knife or spoon to scoop the bulk off gently, avoid smashing any into the carpet, and smear the lifted icing onto a paper towel for easy disposal.
2) Mix 1 part cool water and 1 part white vinegar in a spray bottle.
3) Dampen a clean cloth with the mixture and carefully blot up the icing residue.
4) Use a dry cloth in between applications to avoid letting the carpet get too wet and repeat until all traces are lifted.
5) Use paper towels or a dry towel to absorb any remaining moisture after the stain is removed.
How to Get Dried Glitter Glue Out of Carpet
1) Use a dull edge; a spoon, butter knife to remove the bulk and smear it onto a paper towel as you go to trash it easily.
2) With a damp sponge, lift way as much of the glue as possible; in many cases, water is all that is needed.
3) In the event the stain persists, saturate a cotton ball mildly with rubbing alcohol and dab out the remaining glitter glue and repeat as cotton ball becomes consumed.
4) Use a damp cloth over the alcohol treated area to rinse away any alcohol residues.
5) With a dry towel, ensure as much of the moisture is dried as possible.
How to Remove Washable Finger Paint from Carpet
1) Use a spoon to clear of the globs off the surface; scrape off onto a few paper towels and discard.
2) After the bulk is removed, use paper towels to gently dab the remaining paint; do not use excessive pressure.
3) In the event the paint has already dried, use a butter knife to scrape off the crust.
4) Mix together 1/2 tsp liquid dish soap and 1 cup warm water in a spray bottle.
5) Spray the solution onto a cloth to dampen it and blot up the stain and repeat as necessary ensuring you use a dry cloth in between applications to contain the moisture.
6) Once stain is dissolved, use water dampens cloth to rinse the soap residue.
7) With a dry towel, dry the spot as much s possible.
8) Only if the stain should not disappear but instead shifts to a brownish color, mix 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts water in a spray bottle and repeat the cleaning process.