You’ve got a few mates around to have a few beers and watch the final of the Bledisloe Cup.
It’s currently a draw with three minutes remaining on the clock. Tensions are high. Can the All Blacks take it out?
The All Blacks currently have the ball at the half way line. Kaino has just had a nasty tackle and Dagg manages to get the ball. He passes it to Parsons who then fires it down to Savea. Savea makes a run for it. Everyone has moved to the edges of their seats. He pushes off one Aussie and dodges another. You know what’s coming next… Savea scores! The buzzer goes! Everyone jumps their seats in the excitement! aaaannddd their beer is spilt everywhere.
Bugger. It’s cream carpet.
What happens next?
While everyone is calming down and raving about “what a game”, grab a cloth or paper towel and try blot up as much of the beer as you can.
Whatever you do DO NOT RUB! It will only rub the spill further into the carpet.
For Synthetic Carpet (Rhino Carpet, Polyester, Nylon)
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild dish liquid soap with one cup of water.
Apply the cleaning solution to the stain. Work from the outside of the stain towards the centre.
Get amongst all the post rugby banter while you allow the cleaning solution to remain on the spill for at least five minutes.
Blot with a clean white cloth until no more stain transfers to the cloth. Again, do not rub or you may damage the carpet fibres.
Rinse with cold water. Be sure all cleaning solution is removed from the carpet.
You’re nearly there! If you can still see the stain, repeat the process until either the stain is removed or the stain no longer transfers to the cloth.
When the carpet is dry, vacuum to restore the texture.
For Wool Carpet
Use warm plain water or mix one tablespoon of liquid hand washing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of water.
Sponge the stain with plain water or the detergent/vinegar solution. Apply a little bit at a time, blotting frequently with a dry cloth until the stain disappears.
If using a detergent/ vinegar solution, sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the solution.
The rule of thumb with stains is if you can eat or drink it, you should be able to get it out of the carpet.
We recommend getting a full professional carpet clean every 12 to 18 months.
If you don’t want to worry about carpet stains again, head into your closest Carpet Court store and ask about our SmartStrand stain resistant carpet.