Set aside your stain remover and step away from spilled coffee. If you don’t want your rug or sofa to permanently stain, there are a few things you need to know about fabrics and how they react to various liquids..
The first thing to remember is that you shouldn’t use hot water on the stain. In addition, in most cases, you should not use other arrogance as well. Despite the fact that there are many chemical stain removers, if the thing is dear to you, you should not risk it, because you do not know how the composition will interact with your fabric. It is also worth knowing more about your fabric for home remedies..
ACIDS: Most spills are acids. These are coffee, tea, wine, juice, sauces, even pet vomit. These can quickly stain cotton, synthetics and other natural fiber fabrics. Very few upholstery are acid resistant, and even fabrics with a protective coating only take slightly longer for the stain to completely absorb. Among carpets, nylon is the worst for acid stains. The chemicals injected into nylon carpets help them absorb acid very quickly. If something spills on your nylon rug, you need to act very quickly..
If you’ve spilled anything acidic on your carpet and upholstery, the best solution is to quickly neutralize the stain with soda water. And that’s all you can do. If fabric is dear to you, then you should call a specialist. Once you’ve placed soda on a stain and let it dry, it can sit there for months until it evaporates. Wetting activates the chemical process and releases acid again.
The cleaning professional will have a variety of cleaning agents in stock to remove stains from different surfaces. However, if you start sprinkling the stain with all possible cleaning products before he arrives, be prepared for the fact that no one will be able to help you with anything in the future..
NO ACID: If you spill a liquid that does not contain acid, do not rub the stain under any circumstances. The two most common causes of non-acid stains in homes are spilled nail polish and spilled ink. The first rule is don’t rub the surface. If something is spilled, you can remove it before you rub the stain and literally absorb it into the fibers. Place the tissue gently and absorb as much liquid as possible, but again, don’t scrub the surface. Then call a cleaning company, which will remove the stain with a special solution for a specific liquid and a specific tissue..
LEATHER: If you have leather furniture, but you need to know what kind of leather was used for its upholstery. Traditionally, there are three types: dyed, aniline and nubuck. Dyed skin is most often shiny, and this is how you can recognize it. Wipe it with a damp cloth once a month. Aniline and nubuck are best left to be cleaned by professionals. Damp cloth can ruin colors, blemish and shrink skin.
…why does the stain appear on the carpet again, after it has already been removed?
Often people ask the question: why does the stain appear on the carpet again, after it has already been removed? Often, when you clean a carpet stain, you only do it on the top layer of the fibers. If the liquid has made its way deeper to the base of the carpet, then the process of raising the stain along the fibers of the carpet occurs again and again (this is like a wick in a kerosene lantern — it is soaked from the very bottom and liquid goes through it to the very top). This process can take several days and therefore looks as if the stain is just reappearing. Sometimes it will take up to 3 cleanings to remove the stain completely..
Sugar liquids also have their own secret. So, a spilled transparent sprite seems innocent and easily disposable, however, if it is not completely washed off from the base of the carpet, then the sugar will, according to the same principle of the wick, which we described above, rise to the surface of the fibers and eventually collect dirt on itself. After a week or a month, you may find dark spots where the drink is spilled..
The Proektstroy portal reminds you that using home remedies like baking soda, salt and a combination of ingredients is only useful when you know which anti-stain recipes are suitable for which types of fabrics. Above, we described the first steps after a liquid spilled. Further, in order to save the fabric covering, we advise you to call a specialist, however, if you are confident in your abilities, try the advice from the Internet for a specific type of fabric and liquid.