How to get rid of common ‘stubborn’ stains using household items – including hairspray

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How to get rid of common ‘stubborn’ stains using household items – including hairspray

Stains can occur on wooden floors as well as carpet and it can be worrying when they occur. Luckily, there are lots of different methods to tackle

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Stains can occur on wooden floors as well as carpet and it can be worrying when they occur. Luckily, there are lots of different methods to tackle stains, depending on the surface they happened on. Nic Shacklock from online-bedrooms.co.uk said: “There’s nothing more annoying than spilling red wine on the carpet or getting greasy fingerprints on the sofa.

“The good news is they can all be removed.

“All you need is some patience and a few items you can find in your kitchen cupboards to help you.

“Items like baking soda, vinegar, washing up liquid and even hairspray are brilliant at removing even the most stubborn of stains.”

Water stains

Spilling drinks is an easy mistake to make in the home, but can end up leaving horrible marks.

To remove water stains from wood, the expert recommended using equal parts vinegar and olive oil.

Nic said: “Apply using a cloth, wiping in the direction of the wood grain until the stain has gone.”

If the stains are very dark, it means the water has gone deeper and you may need to refinish the whole surface.

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Permanent markers

Like candle wax, permanent markers can take a little bit of time to remove, but it is possible.

The expert said: “Dampen the mark and then spray with a non-oil based hairspray.

“Start to blot the stain with a piece of kitchen towel and you should begin to see the stain transfer.”

Similarly for paint, soak it up with kitchen towel.

If the paint is water-based, it should be easy to clean. If it isn’t, treat the mark with turps and rinse with water.



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