HOW TO REMOVE DIFFERENT TYPE OF STAINS FROM ANTIQUE CARPET AND RUG
Maintaining a cleaning approach with antique rug and carpet can be a nightmare as well as some approaches may even make the stains worse. Nowadays there are several DIY stains cleaning solutions that are used effectively to clean your rugs. Always pick a method that is based upon the size, depth and type of the stain. Good industrial carpets or even handmade rugs have a proven track record when it comes to investment. Here, in this article, we will discuss about how to remove different types of stains from “Antique Carpet“ and rug. It is not necessary to hire professionals for carpet cleaning as you can do it by yourself. Let’s have a look how to deal with stains on your rugs.
Burn Stains: The markings from burns should never be rubbed or scrubbed off. Therefore, carefully remove the burnt fibers with the help of craft or cosmetic scissors and then use the garment brush to overlap the unaffected fibers around the snipped pieces.
Wax and Gum Stains: If we apply ice on wax and gum stains, they will get harden. Just leave the ice for five minutes on stains to get hard enough and remove them carefully. The remaining traces may be removed with the solvent and dab technique. You can also remove them by placing a brown paper on stain and running it with warm iron until the wax adheres to the paper.
Oil and Grease Stains: Either use a blunt knife or spoon to gently scrape away the stains. You can also use oil solvent and dab the surface until oil is lifted. The dab method with ammonia solution may be necessary for stubborn stains.
Glue Stains: Every home is fun filled with children and sometimes they make a mess by dropping glue on the “Handmade Rugs“ while doing school activities so to clean those glue stains, saturate a cloth with vinegar and dab it against the carpet fibers. Follow the method with minimal amount of alcohol solution to remove any residual stickiness.
Ink Stains: Ink is the gladiator of stains so spray the stain thoroughly with hair spray. Leave it for 15-20 minutes to dry and let it get adhere to ink particles. Then use a soft- haired brush dipped in 50-50 vinegar to water solution to remove the stains.
Coffee Stains: Always use the two step method to absorb the coffee stains. Firstly, apply ammonia solution to the stain and leave it for 2 or 3 minutes. Now use the dab method to remove the spilled coffee and re-apply the solution until the stain is lifted completely.
Antique and hand-woven carpet cleaning can be tricky because if you use the wrong cleaning solution and technique then inadvertently damage the fibers and cause the colors to run out. We suggest that after every two or three years, you have to pick up your rugs and carpets and get them professionally cleaned to maintain their value and to use them in a long run.
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