There’s no question about it, stains are never good news, but especially not when they ruin expensive furniture or flooring. Often, we jump to conclusions and assume the whole floor will need replacing, but before you panic, have a read of these simple, yet effective solutions.
Of course, the method to remove the stain will vary according to the type of stain and type of flooring, so we’ll go through each scenario.
Spills and Pet Stains
Use an eco-friendly white vinegar, which neutralizes odors with its acidity. If dry, sprinkle baking soda and let is sit for a few hours before vacuuming.
Blot, then wipe the area with a soft cloth dipped in sudsy water. Next use a dry cloth with rubbing alcohol, and finally, a dry cloth soaked in watered-down bleach.
Combine dish detergent, vinegar and warm water and scrub the area using a soft-bristled brush. Rinse with clean water
First, use floor wax, and if still dark, apply bleach or vinegar and allow to soak for an hour. Rinse with a damp cloth.
Blot until no oil is left on the paper towel and then rub alcohol onto the stain. Next, apply dish soap and water.
Create a paste using ammonia or a degreaser. Apply paste to the stain, cover with a plastic bag and wait until dry.
Rub with a vinyl cleaner and water and soak for 15-20 minutes. Wipe with warm water and repeat.
Use dishwashing detergent to break down grease and rinse with water. Once dry, smooth the raised grain with sandpaper.
Use mineral oil to rub stains with a cloth. Sit overnight and repeat again if necessary.
Varies by type of natural stone, but generally won’t stain.
Use warm water and white vinegar to remove stain.
Use floor wax and if the stain goes deeper, lightly sand the floor and clean with mineral spirits.
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