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Removing Fizzy Drink Stains

Even if the sales of fizzy drinks are dropping, there are still plenty of spills to clean up from carpets and upholstery regardless of what you call it. Learn our top tips for removing fizzy drink stains.

Carpet and Upholstery:

There’s never been a party that didn’t end up with a few spills as well as stains. When the soft drink hits the carpet, move as quickly as possible to treat the stain. Begin by using white paper towels to blot up as much of the stain as possible. Use an old shoe or spatula to press the towels into the stain. Keep moving to a clean towel until no more colour is transferred.

Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent, one-half cup distilled white vinegar and two cups of warm water. Use a clean white cloth to blot this solution into the stain. Work from the outside edges toward the centre to prevent spreading the stain.  Hint: For each of these cleaning solutions suggested be sure to get the carpet or upholstery only as wet as necessary to remove the spot.

Blot away the cleaning solution with a clean dry white cloth until no more colour is transferred. Dip a clean white cloth into plain water to “rinse” the area. It is important to remove all the soapy residue because it can actually attract soil. If the stain is gone, allow the carpet to air dry away from direct heat. If the stain remains, we recommend contacting a professional upholstery cleaner.

Furniture and Car Upholstery:

To remove soft drink stains from furniture and car upholstery, use the same cleaning solutions and techniques as recommended for carpet. Be careful to not overwet the fabric because excess moisture can cause problems with the cushion fillings. Allow the upholstery to air dry away from sunlight and direct heat.

If the furniture fabric is silk or vintage, blot away the stain and then contact a professional upholstery cleaner especially if you need more tips for removing fizzy drink stains.

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