TACK­LING SOME COM­MON CAR­PET STAINS

The Telegram (St. John’s) - Home Buyers' Guide - - METRO REGION -

– For tar, grease, chew­ing gum and wax, re­move as much as pos­si­ble by gently scrap­ing with a dull knife, then treat the stain with dry clean­ing fluid. For chew­ing gum, try ap­ply­ing ice cubes in a plas­tic bag to har­den the gum be­fore scrap­ing. Cig­a­rette burns: patch­ing is nec­es­sary for com­plete re­pair, but you can mask the dam­age. Snip off the fi­bre ends, then blot the area with a so­lu­tion of one tea­spoon de­ter­gent and one tea­spoon vine­gar in a quart of warm wa­ter. Lipstick: gently blot with dry clean­ing so­lu­tion then rinse with a so­lu­tion of one tea­spoon am­mo­nia in a cup of wa­ter. An­i­mal stains or fruit juices: if the stain is still wet try re­peat­edly spong­ing with luke­warm wa­ter. The blot dry and treat with a so­lu­tion of one tea­spoon de­ter­gent and one tea­spoon vine­gar in a quart pf warm wa­ter. Af­ter wait­ing 15 min­utes, blot again and sponge with clean wa­ter.

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