How to Beat Stains on Every Surface in Your House
Rid your home of unsightly messes with these easy cleaning solutions from the experts at All You.
The same rules apply to wool and synthetic rugs and carpets, but synthetics resist stains better. Be aware before you buy rugs made of plant fibers such as sisal and jute, it's often impossible to remove stains from them.
- Most spills: Quickly blot with a paper towel. If the substance is liquid, pour on a small amount of soda water -- the bubbles will help the soil rise to the surface. Blot, and then apply a carpet shampoo or stain remover, following the manufacturer's instructions. Or mix a teaspoon of clear dish-washing liquid with a cup of water, brush it on with a clean cloth or paper towel, and then blot.
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