Monday, 20 June 2011

How to Remove Oil-Based Stains from Carpet

It can be a real challenge to clean your carpet especially if there are some oil-based stains on it. The oil quickly absorbs into the carpet fibers, making an unsightly stain and a greasy feeling carpet. Although, oil-based stains can be a bit of a nightmare, they can be effectively removed from your carpet just by using household products.

Acton cleaners suggest the following method to remove oil-based stains from your carpet:
The things that you will need are bowl, spoon, cornstarch, salt, measuring cup, vacuum cleaner, white vinegar, borax, wide tooth comb and clean cloths.
The steps in removing oil stains are:
  1. Use a spoon to remove as much of the oil as possible. Collect the oil that you have scooped up in a bowl.
  2. Spread cornstarch onto the oil stain and let it sit for around 30 minutes in order to absorb the oil from the carpet.
  3. Use your vacuum cleaner to suck up the cornstarch.
  4. Make a cleaning paste by mixing ¼ cup each of borax, white vinegar and salt in a bowl.
  5. Scrub the paste into the affected area on your carpet and allow it to sit for several hours before vacuuming it.
  6. If there is any paste left, use a moistened clean cloth to blot it.
  7. When the carpet is fully dry, use a wide tooth comb to fluff up the area of the carpet where the oil-based stain was.
If you face difficulties with cleaning your carpet then you can always consider using professional help such as carpet cleaning Acton to restore the beauty of your carpet.


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