A CLEANING expert has revealed how you can remove any stains from carpets, clothes and kitchen counters in seconds with his easy tricks.
Stain removal expert Patric Richardson tells how stubborn stains like red wine, grease and coffee can be easily removed if done properly.
He reveals how simple things like running items under cold water inside and out can make a difference.
Every stain is different, he says, and should be treated differently – meaning that not all store-bought bleach will work for every stain.
Talk to NBCPatric shared her top tips.
HOW TO REMOVE RED WINE Stains
You should “flush” the stain by holding the item upside down and rinsing it under cold running water.
Then, by mixing bleach and water, you should soak the clothes.
“Four hours better, overnight is best,” says Patric.
Then you should check the stain before washing as usual.
Patric says you should put water and bleach on the affected carpet area.
Then you should dip it with a towel dipped in hot water.
Then, using another towel, you can gently touch the stain that will start to come off.
“If your carpet is white or light-colored, it will appear bleached, but if you leave it on for a few weeks, the color will come back,” Patric adds.
To remove stubborn wine stains from countertops, simply use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to form a thick paste.
Then spread the mixture over the stain before covering with cling film and letting it sit for 24 hours.
You can repeat this process until the stain is completely gone.
HOW TO REMOVE COSMETIC OILS
Patric says grease stains can be “very difficult to remove” but a simple solution could solve your problem.
“Use a solution of 50% vinegar and 50% water on the stain,” he says.
“Apply liberally and then treat with laundry soap and water.
“Don’t put the clothes in the dryer until you see the stain is gone.”
Patric says dipping grease stains on the carpet with a soap like Fairy Liquid before rinsing with water will clean the stain.
Then you can dab with white vinegar until it disappears.
HOW TO REMOVE COFFEE Stain
According to experts, the best way to remove coffee stains from clothes is to directly pour hot water on the clothes.
“If the stain closes, treat the stain with a 50 percent vinegar and 50 percent water solution, then use a brush and some laundry soap to remove the vinegar,” he says.
Mix two teaspoons of Fairy Liquid and two cups of warm water, you can make a solution to apply to carpet with coffee stains.
Dabbing the solution on will absorb any dark circles from the drink.
Patric adds: “Continue to move to a clean area of the cloth as the stain is transferred.
“Finish by dipping a clean cloth in plain water to wash away the stain.
“This is especially important because any soap residue left on the carpet will actually attract more soil.”
The best way to remove grease stains from countertops is to mix half a cup of hydrogen peroxide and two cups of cool water.
Patric adds: “It will tackle nearly all stubborn stains.”
It is not recommended to use vinegar or lemon juice to remove stains.