Water Stain Removal Solutions
This is your step by step guide to water stain removal from clothes, fabrics, carpets and upholstery.
Who would have thought plain old water could actually stain a carpet? Well, it can. Small amounts of sediment dissolved in the water can be left behind when a water spot dries, leaving a tell tale stain. Happily, in most cases, a water spot is easy to remove.
Below are solutions on how to remove water stains from clothes & fabrics and removing water stains from carpets & upholstery.
Description: Spots left by water on delicate fabrics such as silk, rayon, or fine wool. It only takes 1 errant drop of water to damage a fine silk blouse. Water is usually the substance you use to remove stains, thus it seems paradoxical to concern ourselves with removing stains incurred by this very agent.
The period of highest risk in having to remove water stains is during the seasons when weather is most active – in moderate climates usually winter and spring. Water stains can present themselves anywhere on a garment if acquired through ironing. If acquired during a rain or snow storm, removing water stains from the fronts and backs of shirts, pants, dresses, sweaters, coats, and jackets is most likely.
Water Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics
1. Fill a kettle with water and bring to a boil. Cover the spout with cloth to prevent water droplets from splattering out.
2. Once the water is boiling, hold the stained fabric over the steam until it becomes damp, but not wet.
3. Shake and press the fabric while it is still damp. Rub the affected area with a spoon or other dull surface.
Water Stain Removal from Carpets & Upholstery
1. Mix a solution of half water and half white vinegar.
2. Moisten a clean white terry towel with the water/vinegar solution.
3. Rub the towel gently over the water spot. The objective is to get the tips of the carpet fibers wet, not to soak the carpet itself.
4. Allow the carpet fibers to dry. If the stain is reduced but still noticeable, repeat the water/vinegar process until the stain is gone. Allow the fibers to dry between each application.
Have you reached water spot removal success? I hope so!
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