No Fuss, Stain Removal Tips and tricks

stain removal tips and tricks

We can never be too careful when it comes to stains, eventually an accident will happen and a stain may be the result.  There are many stains that you may be plagued by, however, working quickly to remove a stain is the essential most successful tip I can offer you as you continue to read this article.

I am aware and accept the fact that not all stains can be treated in the same way, and I’m sure that everyone has their own approach to removing a stain; A family secret, tried and tested methods, or just something a friend told a friend who told you!


Fundamental Stain Removal Tip 1: Act Fast!
Act fast! The quicker you treat a stain, the better your chances are of removing it completely and preventing a permanent mark on carpets, clothes, or upholstery. Yes, there will always be those stains that slip under the radar that have had a chance to sit and soak into fibres, but if it is possible, the best approach to stain removal is a FAST ONE!

Fundamental Stain Removal Tip 2: Dab rather than scrub!
Liquid stains are tricky buggars. They can seep into and around objects and carpeting. When a liquid stain occurs, start by dabbing rather than scrubbing. Scrubbing the stained area can actually work the stain further into the carpet. Dabbing (pressing with a cloth, sponge, or paper towel) then lifting will help bring up more of the liquid before it has a chance to penetrate.


Have your wRemoving crayon marks from wallsalls been redecorated with some original crayon masterpieces? Do you have an artistic genius at home who would much rather draw on your walls. Well don’t lose your cool. Just grab a damp rag, dip it in some baking soda mixed with water, and gently rub the marks. Baking soda should be gentle enough for most wall coverings including paint and wallpaper. The soda solution will clean the marks in no time.

You will be amazed at how well baby wipes remove most carpet stains, such as blood or even motor oil.

To get stubborn tea stains off the inside of your stainless steel or coffee pots, simply put a cup of bleach in the pot, and swirl around. You will see the stains disappear immediately. With little effort this tip will leave your pot sparkling clean – like new! Don’t forget to wash the pot before using!

Avoid ironing candle wax between blotting paper; it will only drive the stain deeper into the fabric. This process is widely used, but I do not recommend it because it will make any colour from the dye of the candle more permanently set and the wax more inaccessible for the detergent or solvent to reach to carry the stain away. Why not try freezing it with ice and gently scraping the wax off with a credit card!

Red wine spill tips For a fresh red wine stain throw on some coarse salt. Be generous. The salt will absorb the colour and keep it from setting – making it easier to lift! Leave for 2-3 hours before vacuuming the salt. Another option is to use white wine to neutralize the red wine and then blot up! Then follow with the salt routine.

Ever reached for a cup of coffee whilst half asleep, only to realise that your carpet enjoyed that cup of coffee before it even reached your lips? Well simple household vinegar is a great stain removal tool and is easy to find. Once you’ve blotted up as much of the spill as you can, Mix one teaspoon of white vinegar with one quarter of water. Dampen a sponge with the vinegar mixture and gently blot the stained area until no more of the stain is being removed. Rinse the stain with cold water. Repeat as needed.


We hope you have found these quick fuss free tips and tricks useful.

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The Official Cleaning Company recommends that you should always pre-test in an inconspicuous area of your upholstery before tackling stain removal yourself. Or to save yourself the hard work, call in the experts, contact us to request a free no obligation quote.


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I am aware and accept the fact that not all stains can be treated in the same way, and I’m sure that everyone has their own approach to removing a stain; A family secret, tried and tested methods, or just something a friend told a friend who told you!

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The Official Cleaning Company (formed in 2002), is a professional cleaning company located in London, England (UK). Collectively we have over 25 years experience in the cleaning business. We offer a wide range of services for both Commercial and House (residential) Cleaning Sectors. We cover all London areas.

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