Remove Stains From Your Rug Safely With an Iron!

186704235Remember when you spilled that glass of red wine on your friend’s white carpet? Or when your child decided that writing on the living room rug was a good idea? These might seem like fatal accidents but did you know that most of these stains can be removed with an iron?

There are three methods you can use to remove stains from your carpet with an iron, and they only require a few simple household ingredients. Next time you spill that glass of wine, run for the iron!

Method #1: Dishwashing Liquid and Water

What you will need:

  • 5 drops concentrated liquid dishwashing detergent
  • 2 cups warm water
  • White cotton rag or towel

This method can be used for a variety of liquid stains. First, plug in your iron and set it to the lowest steam setting. Mix water and dishwashing detergent in a bucket, bowl or other container. Dampen your towel in the liquid, wringing out excess water. Arrange the towel on top of the stain, covering the entire stain. Place your iron over the towel and let the iron sit there until the stain has completely soaked into the towel (approximately 15 minutes).

Method #2: White Vinegar and Water

What you will need:

  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¾ cup water
  • Empty spray bottle
  • White cotton rag or towel

For this method, you will first want to vacuum the area to remove any loose dirt or debris. Once area is clean, plug in the iron and set it to the highest steam setting. Fill the spray bottle with the vinegar and water. Depending on the size of your stain, you might want to increase or decrease the amount of cleaning solution. The ratio should always be 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. Spray the entire stain with cleaning solution. Next, dampen the towel in warm water, wringing out excess liquid, and place it over the stain. Iron lightly over the towel until the stain completely soaks into the towel.

Method #3: Removing Wax

What you will need:

  • White paper towels
  • Dull knife or scissors
  • Baking soda

This method is a perfect solution for removing tough wax from your carpet. Before using your iron, you’ll want to remove as much wax as you can with a dull knife or pair of scissors. After removing as much wax as possible, plug in your iron and set it at a low setting. Next, place paper towels over the wax residue. Iron lightly over the paper towels until the wax has liquefied and soaked into the towels. If any greasy stains remain, sprinkle baking soda over them and vacuum until they are completely gone.

Next time you accidentally send that glass of wine flying, remember that all you need is an iron! Don’t forget to like or follow us for more helpful cleaning tips.

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