Water can not only clean, but also make extremely stubborn stains: Especially hard water can leave ugly edges on the sofa, carpet or even a chic item of clothing after drying. But here, too, there are practical home remedies that work real wonders.
These home remedies work against water stains on fabrics and upholstery
- Glass cleaner
- (Fine) detergent solution
- Clear cleaner for the dishwasher
- Vinegar, vinegar cleaner, or vinegar essence
- Spot eraser
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Water stains are actually limescale stains. Therefore, any products that act against lime z.B. can be used on glass surfaces or the like, also a remedy for fabrics. However, you should not use aggressive bathroom cleaning agents on sensitive fabrics.
Instructions for removing water stains from upholstery or carpets
- a brush
- absorbent wipes
- Mild detergent
1. Brush in lye
Mix some warm water with mild detergent to make a soapy solution. Put a sip of the detergent solution on the water stain on the upholstery or carpet and brush it well into the stain. Work generously over the edge of the stain.
It is best if you soap the entire surface of your piece of furniture with it in order to achieve a large-area, even cleanliness.
2. Let absorb
Let the lye soak in for 30 minutes and occasionally wet your carpet or furniture with water to prevent the edges from drying.
3. Soak up liquid
To prevent too much liquid from seeping into your couch, carpet or the like, you should finally soak up as much of the liquid as possible with a dry cloth.
The final treatment with a steam cleaner is also recommended. Here, too, it is advisable to then suck the water out of the upholstery / carpet with a cloth.
Then let your furniture / carpet dry well.
Instructions for removing water stains from an item of clothing
- Detergent, glass cleaner or clear cleaner for the dishwasher
1. Test compatibility
If you decide to use one of the two more aggressive cleaning agents, you should first test how it reacts to the agent on a little visible area of your garment. To do this, put a few drops on a cotton swab and dab your garment at a hem or something similar. If the cotton swab becomes discolored, you should not use this agent.
2. Let the stain soak
Mix some detergent (mild detergent is best for delicate fabrics) or clear cleaner or. Glass cleaner with warm water and soak your garment or the stained area in the lye.
Let it soak for at least 30 minutes.
3. Wash out
If the garment is washable, put it in the washing machine, if not, gently hand wash it.Tips & Tricks Find out here how to remove water stains from leather and here we advise you on what you can do against water stains on wood.