How to Clean Honey Stains
Posted on Apr 2 2012 at 08:44:28 AM in How-To
Honey is very sweet and delicious, but it is able to make a big sticky mess. The stains that occur are quite tough to remove. They might appear on clothing, upholstery or carpets. There is only one important thing that you should remember and it is to always clean the stain as soon as it appears. If you do not know how to clean honey stains, here is what you need to do:
The most important thing, according to cleaners Frankston is to act as quickly as possible and clean the stain as soon as it occurs. If you leave it to dry and harden, you will have a lot of trouble removing it.
Removing honey stains from fabric – the first thing you need to do is to scrape off as much of the honey as possible. Use a dull butter knife or a spoon and, with lifting motions, try to remove all the excess honey. Turn the garment inside out. Then run some cold water over the back of the stain. After that, apply on the stain some pre-wash stain remover. If you do not have one, cleaning Frankston company suggests you use a few drops of laundry detergent in a half cup of water. Apply this to the stain and work it in with your fingers. Then wash the clothing with your normal detergent in hot water. Use regular bleach or colour safe one, depending on what is safe for the garment.
After you have laundered the clothing, check if the stain is gone. Even if you think that the stain is gone, always air dry the garment. Otherwise, if you put it in the dryer and there is some honey left, the heat will set it in deeper and make it almost impossible to remove it.
Removing honey stains from carpets and upholstery – again, first remove as much of the honey as possible, using a dull butter knife or a spoon. Use lifting motions, otherwise you will spread the stain or set it deeper in.
After that, make your own natural cleaning solution. Mix a cup of water and a teaspoon of liquid dish washing detergent. Blot the stain with the solution. Then with another damp cloth, rinse off the solution by blotting it. Cleaners Brunswick say you should repeat the process until the stain is gone.
Make sure you leave no foam on the carpet or upholstery. Also, get them only as wet as necessary.