In 2019, Brits are expected to spend a whopping £1 billion on Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s a gift, a meal out or, increasingly, the ingredients for a romantic meal in, Valentine’s Day is big business.
Of course, the colour red has been linked to Valentine’s Day for centuries. Research has found that women and men wearing red or standing against a similarly red background in photos are seen as more attractive and sexually desirable.
So, to celebrate all that’s red about Valentine’s Day, we’ve looked at how you get those pesky red stains out of your carpet. Keep reading for your complete guide.
Don’t forget that whatever the spill or stain, you should always test an inconspicuous area of carpet before use – and always wear rubber gloves.
Whether you prefer a Merlot or a Shiraz, red wine is one of the most common spillages. But, if you accidentally knock over a glass of red, don’t panic! Here’s what you should do:
As many as two in five women bought lipstick in the UK last year. And, in the run-up to Christmas 2018, Selfridges in London were selling more than 120 lipsticks every hour!
If you need to know how to remove lipstick on carpet:
If a greasy residue persists after drying, apply white spirit with a soft cloth from the outside to the centre of the stain and follow steps 5 to 7.
Whether it’s the pasta sauce from a Bolognese, or ketchup from your kids’ dinner, tomato sauce is one of those foods that can get everywhere!
So, to get tomato sauce out of carpet:
If the blood is dry, dampen the area with cold water and blot the stain with a kitchen towel. Keep blotting until all the residue is removed.
If the blood is wet, absorb as much of the stain as you can with a kitchen towel. Sponge the area with cold water. Blot with kitchen towel and repeat until all the residue is removed.
In both cases, take care not to overwet the carpet. You’ll then need to wait until the carpet is dry. Then:
If you need to get nail varnish out of carpet, follow these steps:
Sales of strawberries have been growing each year for a decade in the UK, with more than 80,000 tonnes of strawberries sold in 2018. To get rid of strawberries or strawberry juice on your carpet: