No matter how much you want to protect your home or office from spills and messes, you won’t be able to keep things pristine all the time. When an accident does happen, it’s easier to remove the stain quickly before it sets in.
Sometimes, however, you won’t see a stain until it’s already settled, and you’ll need the added ingredient of elbow grease to remove it. If it’s very bad, it may be worth calling in professional floor cleaners. In the meantime, there are a few home remedies that you can try.
Remove Hair Dye from Tiles
Hair dye can be a real challenge to remove, but it isn’t impossible! If it has been sitting for a while, it will be a bit harder to get rid of. Soak a cotton pad in rubbing alcohol and rub it over the stain for at least a minute. If it doesn’t work the first time, use a little more alcohol and rub harder until it comes off.
Alternatively, mix cigarette ash with a bit of water to form a paste and smooth it over the stain. Leave it over night to draw out the stain. This should prove to be effective.
Remove Ink Stains from Wooden Floors
Whether it’s a leaky pen or a toddler with a permanent marker, ink on wooden floors seems like a reason to panic. It’s not as permanent an accident as you might believe; enter the toothpaste!
Yes, you read correctly – toothpaste works wonders to remove ink from just about anything. Dab toothpaste over the stain in the wood and rub gently, but thoroughly, with a damp cloth. It should come right out!
Remove Stubborn Stains from Vinyl
Vinyl is often used in places where spills are common, like the living room and dining room. Your guest spilling some wine, or your kids messing tomato sauce all over doesn’t mean it’s time to buy a cover-up carpet.
Vinyl is simple to clean, even when there are major stains involved. Using a spray bottle, pour a ¼ of it with household bleach and fill the bottle up with water to dilute the mixture. Spray it over the stain and add a damp cloth over it for an hour or two. If it doesn’t work straight away, use more of the mixture and wait a little longer.