10 Stain Removal Tips
10 Stain Removal Tips
Stains can be a pain to get rid of and ruin the look of our lovely homes and clothes. It is always great to have some stain tips handy so you can act on them in a flash. BUT before you try to tackle any stains in your home you should always check to make sure the material is meant to be cleaned with liquids and always check cleaning products on a small area to make sure it doesn’t ruin the material. If all of these criteria are ok, then you are ready to use these tips!
Do your kids love to play with water-based paints in the house? These are great, but not so great spilled down their clothes. No need to fret, just rinse the back of the stain with hot water, dab with your SPh2ONGE cloth, and then place in the washing machine to remove any remaining marks. It’s as easy as that!
Have you ever dropped a pen in your lap and left an ink stain on your clothes? Or dropped it onto the carpet or sofa? Then we have a fantastic tip for you! All you need is a can of hairspray and a SPh2ONGE cloth. Take the hairspray and spray it at the stain for 30 seconds, then take the damp cloth and easily wipe it away.
- Red Wine
A red wine spill on your lovely cream carpet is no longer the worst thing in the world. All you need to do to lift the stain is neutralise it by dabbing it with white wine. To then soak up the moisture, just place a SPh2ONGE on top and let it work it’s super absorbent magic.
Here is one where you can work your potion making magic. All you need to do is mix one part white vinegar and three parts water. Spray the mixture onto the fabric and then sponge away the stain and leave to dry. It is super simple!
It is crucial to wait until mud is COMPLETELY dry before attempting to remove it from any material. Then gently loosen any mud with a stiff brush until only the stain remains. Now take a small amount of hand washing liquid and concentrate it on the stain, dabbing gently. Most of the stain should disappear, and then any residue can be washed off in the washing machine.
It is important to not apply any heat to chocolate stains, but instead to chill the residue until it hardens. You can do this using an icepack on furniture or by placing clothing in the freezer. Once the chocolate has hardened, it is best to then remove it using a blunt open such as a dinner knife or spoon.
This one is for those of us who can act quick and get that stain gone in a flash. If you accidentally spill or splash some grease, then just grab your trusty baking soda. Sprinkle it over the stain and it works as a natural absorbent to get rid of the nasty lingering grease – but you have to act quick on this one!
Cold water is your best friend here. Firstly, rinse the stain with cold water before gently rubbing the stain with some hand washing liquid, then place it in the washing machine. If you need a quicker fix, scrub the stain with a little bit of toothpaste as this breaks down stains.
- Tomato Ketchup
This one is for all the messy eaters! All you need is lemon and some water. Just half the lemon and rub it over the stain, the acidity cuts through the oil and lifts the stain. Then just rinse with some water and the stain should be gone!
- Chewing Gum
It’s easy to get yourself in a sticky situation when trying to remove chewing gum, but we have a fool-proof tip for you. Simply use a bag of ice cubes to freeze the gum and then easily break the gum away from the fabric with a blunt dinner knife.
It always helps to have some handy cleaning products around when removing stains, the super absorbent SPh2ONGE is great for helping remove those pesky stains. Always make sure that you refer to the care instructions for your SPh2ONGE in the FAQ section so you can get the most out of your SPh2ONGE and know how to care for it! Buy them here.