VALEN-STAIN’S DAY – Top 10 Valentine’s Day stains revealed by cleaning expert
As Valentine’s Day fast approaches, Brits will be getting ready to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with their loved ones.
Whether that’s feeding each other chocolates, having breakfast in bed, or sharing a bottle of wine over a candlelit meal, love will truly be in the air.
However, as people get lost in each other’s eyes, their attention may be compromised, so accidental spills and stains in the home are often inevitable.
So, to help the hopeless romantics out there, cleaning and laundry experts, Dr. Beckmann have identified the stains that are bound to occur this Valentine’s Day weekend and how to ensure they don’t turn a night of romance into an everlasting messy affair!
TOP 10 VALEN-STAINS
Valentine’s Day may see couples’ experiment with items such as body paint and massage oils. Whilst these products may be fun to use, the cleaning aftermath can often be a nightmare. If you end up with paint or oil on your carpet using a specific product, such as Dr. Beckmann’s Carpet Stain Remover is the easiest way to eradicate the stain quickly.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to pucker up and share a kiss with your loved one, so lipstick stains are inevitable. A make-up stain can be stubborn to remove, so act quickly and remove as much excess lipstick off the fabric as possible without smearing it further. Dab the stain with a warm, damp cloth and once this has been done apply a stain remover and this should do just the trick.
Chocolate is the go-to gift on Valentine’s Day, however this sweet treat can soon turn sour when its smeared into the carpet or spilt on the sofa. Make sure to scrape any excess chocolate off the stain before treating and then blot the mark with a damp cloth. Finally apply a stain remover or detergent to the stain and scrub, scrub, scrub!
One of the most romantic fruits, but also one of the most troublesome if spilt! If it’s dipped in chocolate or on its own, those pesky red stains are sure to make a bold appearance on your clothing. However, don’t panic, make sure to flush the stain with cold water and apply Dr. Beckmann’s Stain Devils – Fruit and Drink, allow to soak for around 15 minutes and then rinse.
Having breakfast brought to you in bed is a lovely treat but be careful of coffee spills on your bed sheets. Tackle the stain as fast as possible by rinsing with cold water and then dab with a stain remover. Make sure to act quickly, as the longer you leave it the more difficult to remove.
We all want to look and feel our best, whether that’s getting a new haircut or topping up on the fake tan. However, the bronzed look often comes with a cost – pesky orange stains on clothes and bedsheets. If you realise that your white fabrics are looking quite dull and discoloured, then Dr. Beckmann’s Glowhite ULTRA is the perfect laundry whitener to get them gleaming again. Simply pop your items in the wash with the product and wait and see for the sparkling results.
Sharing a bottle of red wine with a partner is an intimate occasion, however after a few glasses the night can quickly turn into a messy one and red wine stains can be difficult to get out of your carpets and upholstery furniture. If you have an unfortunate spillage, make sure you blot the alcohol with a cloth until the liquid is absorbed, then sponge with cold water. Dr. Beckmann’s brand-new Upholstery Stain Remover is great to have in the cupboard ready and waiting to tackle those unfortunate spillages.
Candles ooze romance and sets the mood for a picturesque evening, a candlelit dinner is the epitome of romance. If there is a spillage, allow the dripped wax to harden, then delicately scrape off excess wax with a blunt knife. Rub white vinegar using a damp cloth into the stain then leave to soak and keep your fingers crossed.
The statement Valentine’s item can leave a permanent stain on your clothes if not treated quickly. Blot the stained fabric with a damp cloth then prepare to wash the garment. Use a stain remover to help break apart the stain.
Eating in is the new going out, so if you’re spending Valentines at home with a takeaway in front of the television, then a stain on your sofa is bound to occur. Greasy finger marks on fabrics can be an eyesore and a nightmare to remove, if you have any on your sofa cushions, work some detergent into the area and allow it to soak, then pop it into the washing machine and follow the material’s washing care instructions.
On the top tips to help tackle Valen-stains, Dr. Beckmann spokesperson, Susan Fermor said: “Romance is truly in the air over Valentine’s weekend, so no one wants to spoil their evening (or morning after) scrubbing stubborn stains, so we wanted to offer top tips to treat the spills quickly and efficiently, without any fuss. Follow our top tips to ensure your Valentine’s Day stains are quickly forgotten about and your day goes from cleaning to beaming!”