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Stain Removal Tips in Standish, ME; How to Get Holiday Craft Spills & Stains Out of Carpet Fibers

During the holiday season, we often find ourselves baking or creating crafts for our homes and loved ones. Sometimes we even rely on these activities to keep our children occupied. But with all the hustle and bustle, accidents can happen, and you might find some of these projects marring your carpet.
 

How to Get Holiday Craft Spills & Stains Out of Carpet

Today we at Eddie and Sons Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning would like to share some tip on how to remove some of these common blunders from off your carpet.
 
1. How to Get Dried Elmer’s, Super, Gorilla & Glitter Glue out of Carpet:
– Immediately spoon up any excess bulk of glitter glue and place it on a paper towel.
– With a dampened sponge, begin by removing any residue of the glitter glue by working the exterior of the stain towards the center.
– If stain remains, apply alcohol onto a fresh cloth, and gently work the remaining stain out.
– Repeat as needed.
– Rinse with cool water. Do not over saturate.
– Blot away excess liquid, and allow to air dry.
 
2. How to Get Washable Paint Out of Carpet:
– If there is a large quantity of washable paint, gently spoon up the bulk, and place it on a paper towel to dispose of it.
– Blot all excess moisture with a paper towel, gently pressing at the stain enough to absorb the moisture. Blot from the outside in and don’t us too much pressure, as that can push the stain deeper.
– Dried paint should be scraped up as much as possible with a dulled edge.
– In a spray bottle or container, combine 1 cup warm water and 1/2 tsp dish soap.
– Spray mixture onto the blemish, and gently work out the stain with a clean cloth. Do not scrub as this could make the mess bigger, and push the stain deeper, along with compromising the texture of the fibers.
– Repeat as necessary, until stain has been removed.
– Place a clean, old towel on top of the area, and walk on the mess, carefully walk along the area to lift up detergents and remaining stain to sop up the deeply penetrated moisture.
– Rinse area with cool water in a spray bottle, or sponge cool water to the area, and be sure to blot thoroughly. Do not over saturate!
– If the spot should distort to a brownish color, mix 2 part water with 1 part white vinegar, and sponge the mixture onto the area, and repeat as necessary.
 
3. How to Remove Cookie Icing & Cake Frosting from Carpet:
– Avoid wiping away the excess as impulse might direct you to do, instead use a spoon or butter knife, and scrap away as much as possible.
– In a container or spray bottle, combine 1 part cold water 1 cup white vinegar. Make sure it is not hot water as this could set in the stain.
– Sponge the solution onto a clean cloth or sponge, and gently blot up the stain.
– Blot remaining moisture with paper towels.
– Repeat if necessary.
– Be sure to allow air dry thoroughly.
Note: Before tending to the stain, always conduct a patch test in an inconspicuous area no matter if you using a homemade remedy or a store bought cleanser.
 

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