Carpet Spot and Stain Removing Tips
5 Steps to Remove Common Spots and Stains with Jangro Carpet Spot & Stain Remover
1. Remove any solids by gently scraping with a blunt knife or spoon
2. Remove any liquid by blotting with a clean, white absorbent cloth or paper towel.
3. Apply Jangro Spot & Stain Remover to the area and leave for 5 minutes.
4. Blot treated area with clean white absorbent cloth or paper towel to remove loosened stain and excess solution.
5. Repeat application until the stain is removed. Allow carpet to dry thoroughly between applications to avoid over-wetting.
But what about the more challenging carpet problems such as candle wax and oil based paint? For further stain removal tips follow the link.
More Problematic Carpet Stain Removal Tips
It was previously mentioned how to remove common carpet spots and stains, however, periodically we are confronted with a variety of other substances that can prove a challenge to remove. The following tips should help you overcome most of the other problems you may encounter.
- Burns: If the carpet is wool, the damage will probably be restricted to a ‘charring’ on the surface. A gentle rub with fine grade sandpaper will remove the mark. If the carpet is synthetic, the fibres may well have melted together, often into a black hard lump, which may easily be cut out of the carpet. The appearance, however, will often be permanently ruined.
- Candle Wax: Place a white absorbent cloth over the spot, and lightly apply a little heat with a warm iron. DO NOT PLACE THE IRON DIRECTLY ONTO THE CARPET. Absorb as much wax as possible into the cloth, then use Jangro Carpet Spot & Stain Remover.
- Chewing Gum: Freeze the gum using a chewing gum freezer spray. Remove solid gum, then treat with Jangro Carpet Spot & Stain Remover.
- Indentations: Caused by furniture or other heavy objects. The application of an ice cube will alleviate this problem, followed by gently brushing dry. Steam will also rectify this problem.
- Nail Varnish or Glue: Dampen a white cloth with nail varnish remover or paint thinners, then gently apply to soiled areas. Take care due to the flammability of the solvents. Test first in an inconspicuous area to ensure that no damage to carpet fibre occurs.
- Oil Based Paint: Blot excess liquid with soft absorbent cloth or tissues, then dampen a cloth with a little turpentine. Dab affected area carefully, then use a solvent-based Spot and Stain Remover.
- Rust: Use a specialist rust remover or apply a 1% solution of oxalic acid * (available from chemists) in warm water to spot. Allow to stand for 10-15 minutes then blot. Repeat as necessary, then treat with Jangro Carpet Spot & Stain Remover.
* Use with caution, as oxalic acid is poisonous.
Other Helpful Stain Removing Hints
- Always test cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area of carpet for possible fibre damage or colour change
- Avoid excessive rubbing as it may cause unsightly distortion of the Carpet fibres
- If a stain is old, spray with cleaner and let stand longer before removing
- Take care when using flammable solvents
- Avoid over wetting