Valentine’s Day is a fantastic day for candles, chocolate, wine, romance and love. But, it isn’t too great when any of these items end up in your carpet or on your upholstery. So, here are some tips for how to remove Chocolate, Wine, Lipstick and Candle Wax Stains from your carpet or upholstery in Birmingham, AL. Try these tips for how to clean up Valentine’s Day spots and stains.
1. Chocolate Stains
Chocolate stains can be devastating on carpets or upholstery. Here is a good method to removing chocolate stains from carpets.
Gently scrape as much chocolate as you can with a spoon. Mix 1 cup warm water with 1 tablespoon laundry detergent. Blot stain with sponge or cloth. Rinse often. Use a dry cloth to absorb the stain. Continue blotting until stain is gone.
2. Red Wine Spots and Stains
Quickly blot up as much of the wine as possible with an absorbent cloth. The more you can soak up, the less you’ll have to remove. After you finish blotting, pour a bit of cold water directly onto the wine stain. Doing this helps dilute what remains of the stain, making blotting a bit easier. Continue blotting until the stain is gone. If you still have a stain, lay a wet cold towel over it and call Heaven’s Best.
3. Lipstick Stains
That luscious red lipstick looks great on you, but not on your sofa. There are several ways to get it out of your upholstery, but if you have expensive furniture, or you are not sure, do not try any DIY methods, just give us a call.
Here is 1 option using an item you will have in your home, toothpaste. But first, use a plastic knife or spoon to scrape any lipstick up that hasn’t penetrated the fabric. Then take a clean cloth and apply toothpaste directly onto the stain. Gently scrub with the cloth and it should gradually lift the lipstick off the furniture and onto the cloth.
4. Candle Wax Stains
The amount of candles required for a properly romantic Valentine’s Day home setting is enough to make any Fire Marshal toss & turn at night. However, all those candles mean a lot of dripping wax, & a LOT of mess to clean up. The best way to clean up wax from carpet is to let it solidify before you do anything. You can help it by putting a bag of ice on it. Once solid, gently remove with a dull knife. Vacuum up in any small pieces. For whatever is left over, lay a cloth over the leftover wax, and apply heat with a warm iron. The wax should lift right off.
These tips can help you get these tough stains out of your carpets or upholstery. But, if you don’t have time or the energy to try these DIY tips, not to worry, Heaven’s Best Carpet & Rug Cleaners can help. We can get all of these stains out and all you have to do is give us a call at (205) 739-1880 and schedule an appointment. So, if you have time, definitely try these How to tips for removing Chocolate, Wine, Lipstick and Candle Wax Stains from your Carpet or Upholstery in Birmingham, AL. But, if you want an easier solution, give Heaven’s Best a call at (205) 739-1880. Our powerful cleaning solutions can get all of these spots and stains out and leave your carpets and upholstery looking like new again. Give us a call now, or use the form below to request a quote.