Stains, Stains, Stains. It’s inevitable, but when you’re looking to move home you may need to get rid of some of the stains that have accumulated throughout your house during day to day life. Some are easy to remove with a simple wipe of a cloth and others remain forever with no hope of even fading. So, how do we remove difficult stains? Here are some tips:
- Blood: Use peroxide, soap and cold water. Pour peroxide on the stain, let it bubble and then wipe with a cold wet, soapy rag and rinse in cold water.
- Mustard: Use dish detergent, vinegar and water. Mix Â½ teaspoon dish detergent with a few drops of vinegar and a ½ cup of water. Blot with a wet rag. If stain persists, buy enzyme product such as Biz or Axion which can be found in your local grocery store.
- Coffee: Use dish detergent, lukewarm water and white vinegar. First, mix a ¼ teaspoon dish detergent with one cup of lukewarm water. Blot stain with mixture using a dry cloth. Next, mix one cup of white vinegar with two cups of water and pour onto the stain. Rinse.
- Food Coloring: Use Oxyclean, household ammonia and hot water. First, mix 2 tablespoons of household ammonia with one quart of hot water. Pour onto the stain and let sit for 30 minutes then rinse. If stain is not removed, use Oxyclean which can be found in your local hardware store.
- Wine: Use 3% hydrogen peroxide and Dawn liquid soap. Mix equal portions of peroxide and liquid soap. Pour onto the stain and allow to sit for ten minutes and rinse.
Whatever the type of stain, always remember to blot with a dry cloth first to remove excess liquid then follow the directions for quick and easy removal.