Yes, our clothes can become stained easily. Yet, they aren’t the only items that can be easily stained. Our household items such as furniture, rugs and carpets can become stained, too. For these reasons we all should know some common tips on how to treat these stains when they occur.
First, before you treat a stain you need to understand what the term stain resistant means. Many products such as furniture and carpet can come all ready stain resistant when we buy it. This does not mean that it will not be affected if something is dropped or spilled onto it. Stain resistant simply means that a product has been chemically treated by a stain resistant agent. This agent will help keep anything that is spilled or dropped onto it from staining immediately. This gives you time to treat the area and to clean it up before the actually stain occurs.
What can you do to help prevent stains or treat them?
• Read the tags. They are there for your information on how to treat stains and how to clean the product. Some tags will have the symbols W, S, or X on them. This means: W use only Water solvents to clean the product, S only have the product dry cleaned and X do not clean the product with any cleaning solvents.
• Attack the stain from the back when cleaning
• Start with club soda. Club soda is a great agent to use when you are first trying to get out a stain. If this doesn’t work try using a little bit of water and dish soap.
• Research online at what others have found to be the best products to use when getting out the particular stain that you have. If you aren’t sure what has caused the stain, ask family members, hopefully one will cop to what was spilled.
• Blot the stain using a white cloth. You don’t want to use a colored cloth or you are apt to transfer the color from the cloth you are using onto product you are treating. Always remember to blot and not rub when working with the stain.
• Finally, don’t think that if you use extra soap or chemicals you will have better luck removing the stain. All you will end up doing is adding extra soap onto and into the product itself.