How to Get Rid of Banana Stains

WBanana stains can be enough hard to remove to call professionals, especially once they set in. However, you can get rid of banana stains on your own by acting quickly with the right cleaning method. Whether you have a banana stain on your carpet or clothing, cleaners Richmond provide a few tips that would be helpful in both cases.
Remove Banana from Carpets

  1. Get a good powdered laundry detergent or a bottled domestic carpet cleaner and mix it with hot water in amount instructed on the product’s label.
  2. Saturate the stained area with the solution, making the carpet very wet.
  3. Wait the solution to soak into the affected area for a couple of minutes, then blot the banana stains using paper towels. Simply fold two or three paper towels into a stack and press it firmly over the problematic area. Do not scrub the carpet in any way, as this can make the stain worse than it was.
  4. Pour lukewarm water over the banana stain and then blot dry using clean paper towels. Again, avoid rubbing the stain.
  5. Repeat the process until the stain is completely gone or no more of it comes out. Then, absorb the excess moisture from the carpet by blotting with paper towels and leave the area to dry overnight.
  6. If the banana stain remains, treat the spot with a carpet stain remover by following the directions on the label.
  7. Once the banana stain is lifted, allow the carpet to dry and then vacuum it to restore the natural look of the pile.

Remove Banana from Clothing

  1. Cleaners Regents park do not advise treating banana stains on fabrics like silk, rayon and velvet by yourself as you may damage the garment. These types of fabrics are best to be cleaned by a dry cleaner, so consider taking your silk, rayon or velvet clothes to such professional when they get stained.
  2. Mix hot water and some enzyme pre-wash stain remover in a bucket, then put the stained garment into the bucket to soak for about half an hour.
  3. Review the fabric’s care label and wash the garment at the hottest allowed temperature.
  4. If the banana stain is still visible, launder the clothing again but this time add a little mild bleach to help lift the stain. Cleaners Richmond recommend checking the care label of any garment before you bleach it, as the bleach can discolour many fabrics.

November 16, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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