Holidays often bring many activities inside the home; crafting, baking, and keeping the kids busy are a major part of the traditions. But with all the hustle and bustle, the excitement and clumsy fingers, accidents can befall your carpets, leaving you with some tough stains to deal with. Today, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to give some tips and advice on removing some of the various crafting paraphernalia from your carpets.
General Carpet Stain Removal Tips
Note: Before diving in and dealing with the any stain, never skip the patch test; perform your patch test of any carpet cleaning liquid, homemade or store bought, in an inconspicuous area. Do not use hot water to clean up stains, as doing so can set in stains. Never scrub but blot out stains to keep them contained. Use plain, white cloths and paper towels as dye and print can transfer onto your carpet. Avoid over saturating your carpets to prevent water damage and mold from taking root.
1. How to Remove Dried Elmer’s & Glitter Glue from Carpet
– As quickly as possible, use a spoon to scoop up the bulk and place on a paper towel for easy disposal.
– First, try removing any glue residue with a sponge, dampened by plain water, working the exterior toward the interior of the stain.
– If stain continues, moderately apply alcohol onto a sponge, and gently work the remaining stain out.
– Repeat as needed.
– Rinse with cool water and a cloth to prevent over saturation.
– Blot away remaining moisture, and area to dry.
2. How to Remove Washable Paint from Carpet
– Using a spoon, scoop away the bulk of the paint.
– With a paper towel, blot away the remaining residue; pat the stain from the outside in and don’t us too much pressure.
– Dried paint should be scraped up as much as possible with a dull edge.
– In a spray bottle or bucket, combine 1 cup warm water and 1/2 tsp dish soap; mix well.
– Moderately spray the solution onto the tarnished area, and gently work out the stain with a clean cloth.
– Repeat as necessary, until stain is completely dissolved.
– Place a clean, old towel on top of the area, and walk the spot, carefully walk along the area to lift up detergents and remaining stain.
– Rinse area with cool water in a spray bottle, or sponge cool water to the area, and be sure to blot thoroughly.
– If the spot shifts into a brownish color, combine 2 parts water with 1 part white vinegar, mix well and sponge the mixture onto the area, and repeat as necessary. Be sure to blot in between treatments with a dry towel to avoid over saturation.
3. How to Remove Food Coloring, Cake Icing & Cookie Frosting from Carpet
– Contain the impulse to wipe away the icing, instead use a spoon or butter knife, and scrap away as much as possible. Smearing the residue on a paper towel makes disposal simpler.
– In a container or spray bottle, combine 1 part cold water 1 cup white vinegar and mix well.
– Minimally apply the solution onto a clean cloth or sponge, and gently blot up the stain.
– Blot remaining residues with paper towels.
– Repeat as necessary.
– Allow area to dry thoroughly.