Crafting is frequently a part of the holiday traditions. Parents turn to crafts to keep the kids’ mind focused on the task to contain the excitement of the season as well as something to do during the school break. Additionally, people will take on crafting projects to share with loved ones or to simply get the home ready for the holiday spirit. In any case, a lot of the items used in such crafts can easily make contact with your carpets. With that in mind, we at Heart of Texas ChemDry would like to share a way you can treat the common craft paraphernalia that might spot up the carpet.
How to Remove Stains from Carpet
When treating stains of any kind, it is important to remember to perform a patch test of the intended cleaner on an inconspicuous area of the carpet to ensure it doesn’t lighten or damage the fibers. Never use hot water as it could set in the stain. Stick to dabbing and blotting techniques while removing the stains as scrubbing and rubbing only adds to spreading the stain. Never over saturate the carpets; if multiple attempts need to be used to fully remove a stain, use a dry cloth in between applications to prevent the carpet from getting soaked. Stick with plain white cloths, paper towels, and towels to treat stains because the risk of dye and print transferring to the carpet is fairly high.
How to Remove Finger & Washable Paint from Carpet
1) Scoop away the bulk of the paint from the surface with a spoon being careful not to push any paint into the carpet.
2) Gently blot the paint residue with a paper towel. Be sure to work the outer perimeter towards the center with mild pressure.
3) If the paint has dried, use a dull edge, like a butter knife, to scrape off as much paint as possible.
4) In a spray bottle, mix 1 cup warm water and 1/2 tsp dish soap.
5) Moderately mist the area with the solution and gently work out the stain with a clean cloth. If necessary, work the solution into the fibers with mild pressure and using your fingers.
6) Repeat until stain is completely dissolved.
7) Rinse area with cool water to dampen a cloth and blot.
8) Use a dry towel and weight it down to absorb all remaining moisture.
9) In the event the stain only shifts into a brownish color, combine two parts water and one part white vinegar, mix well and sponge the mixture onto the area, and blot. Repeat until stain is removed ensuring the use of a dry cloth and blotting techniques in between applications.
How to Clean Dried Glitter Glue from Carpet
1) Immediately scoop up the bulk with a spoon and place the globs on a paper towel for easy disposal.
2) First, blot the residue with a damp sponge, working the exterior toward the interior of the blemish.
3) If the sponge was ineffective, administer alcohol to a cotton ball and gently work the remaining stain out.
4) With a damp cloth, pat the area clean.
5) Use a dry towel to dry any remaining moisture.
How to Get Red, Green & Blue Cookie Icing Out of Carpet
1) With a spoon or butter knife scrape away the icing off the surface; smearing the layers on a paper towel for easy disposal.
2) Mix together one part cold water and one cup white vinegar in a spray bottle.
3) Dampen a clean cloth or sponge with the solution and gently dab at the stain.
4) Use paper towels in between as necessary to avoid soaking the carpet.
5) Repeat as necessary.
5) Dry the area with towel to blot the moisture.
Carpet Cleaning, Spot & Stain Removal & More in Waco, Dallas, Harker Heights, Cedar Park, Allen & the State of Texas
If any accidents hit your carpets as you and the kids craft for the holidays or you simply need the carpets clean and fresh for the house guests, call in the professionals of Heart of Texas ChemDry and let our experts get your carpets clean and vibrant.