Water Based Paints
Emulsion paint is quite easy to remove if you act quickly. The first thing you should do when you spill emulsion paint is to scoop up as much of the paint as you can with the help of a spoon or depending how big the spillage is, you may need a flat piece of cardboard to scoop it all off the carpet. Its important to ensure that when you are blotting or scooping up the paint, you don’t end up spreading the paint and making it worse.
First of all, get a clean bucket or basin and put a spot of washing up liquid, then add some Luke warm water, you should have a soap mixture (not too soapy) now get a clean
Acrylic paint is a kids favourite, if attended to immediately this stain will come out quite easily, It’s the exact same method above for emulsion paint only this time you may need to add a little turpentine prior to adding the soapy mixture.
Other than that it’s the exact same process above.
white hand towel and soak it into the soapy mixture, slightly squeeze , now start blotting away (don’t scrub) at the stain working from the outside inwards, once you have blotted up as much paint as possible, repeat, only this time use only Luke warm water. The idea is to eventually dilute the paint so much, that it disappears. Now finally dry the area with a clean white towel by standing on the towel to absorb the stain or by wet vacuum pick-
ning wand, this system is universally accepted as the best carpet cleaning system in the world today.
Oil Based Gloss Paints
Oil based stains as we all know are very stubborn to remove. First of all remove any excess paint from the top with a dull knife or scraper. Once the excess paint is removed, you need add a little pure turpentine, white spirit or mentholated spirit. Blot the stain with a clean white towel. If the paint stain is already dry, then use one of the three components above but use tweezers or a soft wire brush….by picking away at the paint. Keep alternating this blotting and picking process, agitating away at the paint until the stain is completely gone. Finally use a clean sponge dipped soapy Luke warm water. Use a wet vacuum pick to clear air and carpet of any chemical smells.
Chewing Gum, candle wax and Sweets
Two easy ways to remove chewing gum from your carpet without the need for a professional carpet cleaner in Liverpool. a) place an ice cube from the freezer straight on top of the chewing gum and leave for 5 minutes, the idea is to harden the chewing gum until it becomes brittle and breaks up, once the gum has hardened apply a set of tweezers and gently pick away at the gum until it’s completely removed. b) the second option is freeze spray that is generally used for sprains or strains, simply spray the freeze spray directly onto the gum and then apply the tweezers, same as above.
Tea or Coffee
Ahhhhh the old tea and coffee stains, Baking soda is the best ingredient for baking cakes but it is also very good at cleaning your carpet stains too. When your carpets come in contact with any sort of tea coffee or stain act quickly, use ½ cup of baking soda and sprinkle straight over the wet stain and leave for a few minutes, you will notice that after few minutes bubbles and foam will start to appear and your coffee stains will start to break-
Carpet lines or indentations
Everyone has at one point noticed these annoying carpet indentations on the carpet, particularly more noticeable when moving around furniture, like coffee tables or sofas, unfortunately these marks will stay there for a long time if not treated straight away. Lay some ice cubes around the indentations on the carpet with spacing around one inch apart, best to do this before bedtime. When you wake-
Blood stains on your carpet can be permanent if cleaned incorrectly, I would like you to mix 1/2 cup club soda and 1 cup of water apply to the stain within the first few hours or you could be in trouble! remember never use hot water or a chemical or that stain will set in, use a clean sponge and dip it into the mixture, apply straight onto the stain and start blotting the stain vigorously BUT DON’T RUB . The soda-
When cleaning red wine from you carpet you need to be very careful not to set the stain into the carpet, this can be done very easily using the wrong cleaning methods.
What I would like you to to do is start Blotting the spillage with a white towel.
Mix 1/2 teaspoon washing-
Cat and Dog Urine
Cat and Dog urine, If not cleaned immediately will burn into the fibres of your carpet and leave a nasty ring around the stain that will NEVER come out! once that urine eventually dries you’ve had it…..no matter what you do so be warned you have to attend to cat and dog urine straight away.
I will show you a quick and easy method for cleaning dog urine if you attend straight away.
By following these methods below should leave your carpet stain and odour free,.
Firstly, place a white strong absorbent kitchen roll-
Secondly, mix a ratio of 20/80 white vinegar and cold water (80%) and shake into a clean spray bottle, remember to shake well for a few seconds. Put the spray bottle onto fine mist setting and NOT jet spray, Spray several squirts onto the urine and then reapply the kitchen towels again, once more walk on the kitchen towels until absorbing the 20/80 eliminator spray. Reapply once only, but don’t rub and you DON’T want to over wet the effected area.
Thirdly, let the carpet dry naturally for 30 minutes then reapply with kitchen towels ONLY, the reason you leave it for 30 minutes is: after 30 minutes the moisture in your carpet will start to rise to the top of the carpet pile and then you can simply wipe away.
Okay, what NOT to do, 1) DON’T apply heat from a hairdryer to the stain at anytime this will set in the proteins in the urine! 2) DON’T use a hand held steam cleaner on the stain at any time unless it has a vacuum on it, this will also set in the proteins in the urine.
For best best results use a wet vacuum pickup ASAP or if your in Merseyside UK, give us a call. 0151-
your carpet, then stand on the kitchen towels until the urine has absorbed onto it, repeat until you have absorbed as mmixed solution and gently scrub at the stain with a clean gentle scrubbing. The vinegar will neutralize the urine which will prevent the stain from setting into your carpet….for best results use a wet vacuum pick-