Here's a few handy tips and tricks to help you get that annoying stain out...
Spot and Stain Removal
Accidents are inevitable but if you act quickly you may well avoid a permanent stain. Just follow this guide from the NCCA to deal with all the common stains:
If something gets spilled on to your carpet, prompt action is required to prevent staining.
We recommend having the following items and solutions to hand for dealing with spillages as soon as possible:
Clean white absorbent cloth or towel
Dry Cleaning Solution
Surgical Spirit (usually available from local Chemists)
Useful for: solids, fats, tar, chewing gum, oil, ointment, shoe polish and unknown stains. Then follow with a detergent vinegar solution.
One teaspoonful of gentle detergent for washing woollens, to half a pint (0.3 litres) of warm water
Useful for: chocolate, sweets, blood, glue, egg, ice cream, milk, soft drinks, vomit and unknown stains that require further treatment. Follow with an ammonia solution.
Detergent Vinegar Solution
Add one teaspoonful of white (not malt) vinegar to the Detergent Solution
Useful for: alcohol, coffee, tea, liquid foods, and urine.
One teaspoonful of branded household Ammonia (available from hardware stores) to one cup of warm water
The benefits of protection are threefold:
Repelling liquid spills, allowing you time to mop them up.
Resists damage to the fibres giving you longer lasting carpets, which saves you time and money replacing them.
Releases dirt and grit from the carpet making it easier to vacuum and keep healthy.
What’s more the protection carries on working without you seeing, feeling or smelling it!
Stain Protection is not just for carpets, it can easily be added to fabrics and furniture after cleaning or as soon you get them home from the store.
Stain protection is commonly known as 3M Scotchguard. We have a full range of stain protection products to best protect the wide variety of materials on the market.