Mantras for Stain Removal to Keep in Mind - dummies

Mantras for Stain Removal to Keep in Mind

By Gill Chilton

Part of Cleaning & Stain Removal For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Potential stains happen at awkward times and places. You can keep these tips in mind for removing stains wherever and whenever they happen – before they set in:

  • Keep it dry. Reach for the soft brush before the wet cloth. Never add water to dry powders. This is especially true for things dropped onto the carpet.

  • Keep it calm. There’s more time than you think before a wet spill turns into a set stain. In normal temperatures and situations, liquids give you more than a few seconds of thinking time.

  • Keep it white. Blot up spills using white cloths only.

  • Keep it cool. When you decide to try washing your wet stain away, always go to the cold tap unless you specifically know otherwise.

  • Keep it simple. Modern biological detergents are great and can shift practically everything. So don’t let what’s bound to be a temporary stain ruin your fun if you’re out and about.