Traditions of the holidays often include baking, crafting, and keeping the kids busy with artsy projects. Unfortunately, with all this activity, along with clumsy fingers and the excitement of the holiday season, spills are inevitable. Today, we at D M Carpet Cleaning would like to offer a guide on how to remove some of these common holiday crafting stains from your carpet.
Important Note. No matter if it is a store brought solution or a homemade remedy, in an inconspicuous area prior to treating the stain, conduct a patch test of any carpet cleaning aid you use. Hot water should never be used in treatment as it can cause the stain to set into the fibers. Always begin at the exterior of the stain and work towards the center. Only use blotting techniques without scrubbing and rubbing. Stick with white paper towels, cloths, and towels only to prevent transference of dyes and prints. Avoid oversaturation, otherwise water damage and mold from taking root.
How to Remove Cake Icing & Cookie Frosting
1) Take a butter knife or spoon and scrape the chunks off the surface. You can avoid smearing by scraping the icing off. Wipe the icing on the paper towel as you go.
2) In a squirt bottle, mix 1-part white vinegar and 1-part cold.
3) Use a clean cloth or sponge sparingly to apply the solution and gently blot up the stain.
4) Blot remaining residues and moisture with paper towels.
5) As necessary, repeat.
6) As much as possible, take a clean towel to pull up the moisture and let the areas dry thoroughly.
How to Get Washable Paint Out of Carpet
1) Use a flat surface to scrape off the washable paint from the surface.
2) With a paper towel, remaining moisture can be blot. Blot the stain from the outside, in without using too much pressure.
3) Dried paint needs to scrape off with a dull edge.
4) In a squirt bottle, blend 1/2 tsp dish soap & 1 cup warm water.
5) Gently work out the stain, without oversaturating, generously apply the solution to the surface and blot with a clean, damp cloth,
6) Repeat the steps until washable paint is removed.
7) Place a clean towel on top of the surface, carefully walk along the area to lift up detergents and remaining stain.
8) Use plain water to blot the area clean.
9) Blend 2-parts water with 1-part white vinegar if you need to combat stain discoloring to a brownish. Blot with dry cloth in between application to avoid oversaturation, apply the treatment with solution-treated cloth.
How to Remove Glitter Glue from Carpet
1) With a spoon, scoop up the bulk of the glitter glue and wipe it off onto a paper towel.
2) Use a damp cloth to blot the glitter glue residue and work the exterior toward the interior of the stain.
3) If there are any remains, carefully work the remaining stain out by moderately applying alcohol onto a sponge.
4) Rinse with cool water and a cloth, avoid oversaturation.
5) With forceful pressure and a dry towel, pat the area down.