NewsConquering stubborn rug stains: the ultimate guide to affordable home cleaning hacks

Conquering stubborn rug stains: the ultimate guide to affordable home cleaning hacks

Effective home methods for carpet cleaning.
Effective home methods for carpet cleaning.
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10:00 AM EST, January 12, 2024

Rugs can add a cozy element to a large room. They bring warmth and character. Light, oversize rugs that tend to collect dirt quickly are increasingly popular.

Removing stubborn stains from rugs can be testing for owners. Many resort to various chemicals and home remedies, but these may not always yield reliable results.

Cleaning light-colored rugs: home remedies

To start, consider shaking out the rug, especially if it's fluffy.

Vinegar can come in handy for persistent stains. Dilute it with water and apply it to the stained area. Alternatively, you can make a homemade vinegar, water, and laundry powder paste.

Apply the created solution/paste to the stain and let it completely dry. Once dry, vacuum up the leftover laundry powder residue.

Another home remedy involves using baking soda and a small amount of water. Rub this solution well, preferably with a sponge, until the stain lightens.

Potato flour is an overlooked solution for removing stubborn carpet stains. Sprinkle it on the stain and leave it for a day. Nevertheless, remember that this constitutes dry cleaning.

All these methods work effectively on fresh stains, including ones from substances like red wine.

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