How to Clean with Vinegar

No matter the cleaning solution you are using, stains should be treated immediately in order to have a better chance to get rid of them. Use paper towels to blot liquids or lift solid materials that have caused the stain so that the mess doesn’t penetrate deep into the fabric or surface. Once you have removed as much of the stain as possible using paper towels, try vinegar to get rid of the stain completely. Vinegar is a mild acid and just that acidity level it has is what makes it a safe, effective and economical product for removing stains.

To remove stains from upholstery, combine 1 tablespoon of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol. Gently blot the solution into the stained area with a clean white cloth, then rinse with cold water. Repeat if needed and let the area dry completely.

For carpet stains, end of tenancy cleaning Clapham experts suggest using a mixture of 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, 1 tablespoon of dish-washing soap and 2 cups of warm water. Wet a clean cloth with the cleaning solution and blot the stain. Do not rub, as this can set the stain permanently into the carpet fibres. Use another clean cloth to soak up the solution from the carpet along with the stain. Repeat until the stain is removed.

A wet glass can leave behind very unsightly rings on wood. To get rid of these rings, try a cleaning solution of equal amounts white vinegar and olive oil. You can use vegetable instead of olive oil as well. Use a soft cloth to rub the mixture into the wood, then polish as advised by end of tenancy cleaning Clapham professionals.

Tomato-based stains such as pasta sauce, barbecue sauce or ketchup can easily be removed with a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar.

Apply undiluted white vinegar to areas affected by perspiration stains. Apply special attention to collar and underarms areas of clothing. Then wash as you normally would.

Soak a clean cloth in a solution of 1 part white vinegar and 1 part water and wipe salt and water stains down from shoes and boots.

Stained white socks can be very difficult to wash but if you soak them in a boiling solution of 1 cup vinegar and enough water first you shouldn’t have problems restoring their white colour. For best results, let the socks soak overnight.

May 7, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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