Monday, 25 January 2016

Preserve the Heirloom of the Loom

Did you know that there are courses that you can undergo to learn about the different kinds of carpets through the different dynasties that ruled in the Middle East? By the end of such a course you can be expected to wax eloquent about the differences between the court carpets of the Safavid, Ottoman and Mughal empires.

Carpets in the Middle East have many dimensional significance and not the least of them is its functional role to provide support while kneeling in prayer. The others include the fact that they are an art form compliant with Islamic dictates and much like any other art form, a marker of the owner's wealth and status in that society. Therefore, if you own a specimen that comes from a long line of culture and is infused with history, you would want to preserve it by having a good stain remover at hand and learning how to remove carpet stains.


How to Remove Difficult Carpet Stains

Mud Stains: Given that this year has been a rather rainy one for the Arabic countries, what do you do when someone walks onto the carpet with muddy shoes? Vacuum the carpet thoroughly. Then mix one part Vanish 3 in 1 Carpets & Upholstery Hand Shampoo with 9 parts cool water and whisk into a foamy solution. Now apply the foam of the stain remover onto the stain with a colourfast sponge while making certain to not get it too wet. Allow the carpet to dry and then vaccum over it.

Urine Stains: It could be a toddler or may be the pet, but as it turns out, one of the most common carpet stain is that of urine. First blot up the urine with paper towels or a colourfast cotton cloth. Then spray Vanish Oxi Action Carpet and Upholstery Power spray on to the stain. Leave it on for five minutes and then blot again. If it is a very heavy stain, it may require a second application.

Red Wine: The best way out is to treat the stain immediately, before the stain gets a chance to set in. Blot up the excess with a paper towel. Make sure you have got most of it out in this way. Then use the stain remover on it and let it stand for five minutes. Then blot it again, just as you would in the case of urine stains.

Stock up on Vanish products and you will never have to wonder how to remove carpet stains again.