Sometimes, stains are unavoidable. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t remove them. Dealing with immediate stains should be a priority so that you can get back to enjoying a clean and fresh house quickly and efficiently.
Here are some golden rules for stain removal that you should follow to ensure a quick and easy clean-up.
Act quickly to remove stains
Amongst all the golden rules for stain removal, acting quickly is by far the top of the list. The longer you leave the stain, the harder it will be to remove. As soon as the stain lands, we recommend getting onto it. How quickly and speedily you get to the stain determines how successfully it is removed.
Remove all dust or solids
Remove as much of the staining agent as possible. If it’s a food stain, scrape off the solids with a blunt knife. This is to ensure effective cleaning and to prevent the solids from further penetrating the area.
Dab, don’t rub when removing stains
Rubbing can spread the stain and can lead the stain to penetrate the fabric or fibre more deeply. It can also damage the delicate fibres. Instead, dab the stained surface with our brand new Britex Carpet and Upholstery Wipes, working from the sides towards the centre. Convenient and easy to use, these wipes can be used for food and drink stains, dirt stains, and grease stains.
Never apply heat on stains
Warm or hot water should not be used when dealing with stains as heat can make it impossible for the stains to be removed. For washable fabrics, treat it with a stain remover, for example, the Britex Spot N Stain remover which is specially formulated to remove stubborn stains and odours.
Do not overwet or overuse any cleaning product when dealing with stubborn stains
When using cleaning products, be sure to read and follow the instructions cautiously and carefully. Overusing or misusing these products can sometimes cause further damage. You could try and test the cleaning products on a hidden area first so that you’ll know what to expect.