How Rubbing Alcohol Is Used For Shoe Polish Removal?
Your carpet can get spoiled by spilling anything accidentally on it. Spills can be of anything like tea, coffee, shoe polish, etc. Shoe polish has to stain property but it is important to make your shoe shine. However, it also becomes difficult to remove the shoe polish stains from carpet fibers. The good thing is rubbing alcohol can help you in shoe polish removal from your carpet. So below is the best method to make your rug free from shoe polish stains.
Items You Need
- Clean rags
- Isopropyl rubbing alcohol
- Laundry detergent
- Hydrogen peroxide
Place a few drops of isopropyl rubbing alcohol in an inconspicuous or a hidden area to check how it is going to react with your carpet fabrics. Rubbing alcohol does not harm any fabric type or remove dye from them but still, before proceeding to the procedure, it is always important to be certain.
Onto a clean rag, pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol. It is always good to use a white rag if the stained area is light in color because a darker rag can transfer color onto your carpet and make the stain worse. In the same way, if the stained carpet is dark in color, then it is best to use a dark rag than rubbing and blotting with a light-colored rag.
For professional carpet cleaning, press the stained area with an alcohol saturated portion of your rag. Rubbing alcohol will start its work to remove shoe polish and lift it. If possible, then turn the stained area and blot it up from both sides. Once the saturated portion of the rag becomes solid then move to a clean spot and start again. Continue the steps until shoe polish is properly removed.
For carpets which are capable of easy laundry, mix some laundry powder with water and make a paste. Spread the prepared paste on the stained area of your carpet and let it settle for 15 to 20 minutes. It will remove any trace of shoe polish left behind by alcohol. For carpets that cannot be laundered easily, instead of applying paste simply rinse all the alcohol traces left on the carpet with water. Now just let it dry in the open.
Launder the carpet that has paste on it. There is no need for rinsing the carpet with water, before laundering. Always make sure that the stain is completely removed, before putting it in the dryer because heat can set the stain and will also make it more difficult to get rid of it.
How Can We Help You?
We at Back 2 New Cleaning provide the best carpet cleaning services, Brisbane. We can help you with carpet stain removal of any stain on any type of carpet. Our carpet cleaning Brisbane services includes stain removal, shampooing and sanitising, etc. We have a team of professionals to do all the work for keeping your carpet clean and sanitized.
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