How To Remove Cheese Stains From Rugs
What You Will Need Before You Start
- Butter knife or spoon
- White absorbent towels
- Mild dish detergent
- Spray bottle
- Clean sponge
Dropping cheese on the carpet or on your favorite rug can cause a bit of panic, especially if the rugs are delicate or antique. However, there is no cause for alarm or panic if you are able to move swiftly against the stain before it sets into the fibers of the rug.
- Use the butter knife or spoon to carefully remove as much of the cheese as is possible.
- Blot at the stain using a white towel, don’t rub at the stain or you risk further working the oils into the fibers of the rug.
- Mix a teaspoon of the dish detergent in a cup of water and blot the solution onto the stain on the rug.
- Mix a tablespoon of ammonia in half a cup of water and pour it into a spray bottle. Spray it onto the stain and blot it into the stain with a sponge.
- Using another spray bottle filled with plain water, spray at the stain and press another clean towel onto it to absorb the moisture.
If the stain is lingering then you can use hydrogen peroxide dabbed onto a sponge, blotted onto the stain. Be sure to do a colorfast test before using hydrogen peroxide, just in case the rug is delicate enough to be discolored by the hydrogen peroxide.
When learning how to remove cheese stains, you should ensure that you take the utmost care in removing stains from silks. Silk can be cleaned with club soda or rubbing alcohol, so long as you only blot at the stain and you make sure to follow the care and launder instructions on the tag on the garments.