Halloween, with all its frights and treats, can bring with it a multitude of messes. Some of those messes can be difficult to clean up if you don’t know how to do it. When you don’t clean up certain Halloween messes on your carpet the right way, you may be left with stains that are more stubborn than ever. Carpet Dry-Tech is here to walk you through the best way to remove some of Halloween’s scariest stains.
How to Remove Tricky Halloween Stains from Carpets
There’s a reason that kids of all ages look forward to Halloween every year. Who wouldn’t love to walk around their neighborhood and gather as much candy as possible within a couple of hours? While it can be a fun holiday, it can also be a messy one. Following are some of the stains that can be left behind after the festivities are all done.
– Face Paint Makeup Stains: If you have oil-based face paint on your carpet, the best way to get rid of it is with white spirits. If you chose water-based paint, you are in luck because it is much easier to remove than anything with oil in it. You can simply remove it with your favorite carpet cleaner and a damp, clean washcloth.
– Fake Blood Carpet Stains: Hopefully, you don’t have any real blood on your carpet and all the blood left behind is the fake kind. Unfortunately, face blood can be even more difficult to remove that real blood can be. The red dye that is found in fake blood can prove stubborn. However, if you use soda water, you can usually get it come out of the fibers of your carpet pretty easily. If you have gotten it on your clothing, the best thing to do is to soak the clothes in a vinegar and water mixture overnight before laundering them.
– Pumpkin Stains on Carpet: The long-standing tradition of carving pumpkins is one that all ages usually look forward to. When pumpkin guts end up on your carpet, it can ruin that joy of the tradition really quick. To remove pumpkin from your carpet, use warm water and a tablespoon of dish soap to remove it after you have removed the chunks with a blunt, butter knife.
– Candle Wax Carpet Stains: Creating a spook ambiance for your Halloween party can easily be achieved with an array of candles throughout the room. Candle wax on your carpet doesn’t bode well though. Removing it can be done when you cover the wax with a paper towel and use an iron on low heat to transfer the wax to the paper towel.
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If your carpet has staining left behind from Halloween that you aren’t able to remove on your own, you can call on Carpet Dry-Tech to help you remove them. We can remove even the toughest stains from your carpet. Call us today!