Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How to Remove Pastel Chalk from Carpet

Chalk is a form of limestone and most commonly is related to the blackboard chalk used in classrooms. The benefits of chalk are not limited only to the classrooms, it is used in agriculture, tailoring, sports, building and many other fields as well.
However, despite all that variety of chalks, the biggest problem for your carpet stays the pastel chalk. It is often coloured, and is mainly used by children to draw on different surfaces. If such chalk gets on your carpet by accident, you can call cleaner Clapham or remove the chalk stain by using common household products.
  1. Get the following items: sponge, cloth, liquid dishwashing detergent and a vacuum cleaner.
  2. Vacuum the chalked area immediately to remove any chalk dust from the carpet fibers. Keep in mind that vacuuming will not remove the pastel colour, so a cleaning solution will be required.
  3. Make the solution by mixing 2 cups of lukewarm water and 1 tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent. Stir the mixture for 30 seconds until detergent bubbles are formed in the water.
  4. Moisten the affected area with the detergent solution using a clean cloth. Keep blotting with the rag until the pastel colour is gone.
  5. Dip a clean sponge into cool water, and blot the area with it to remove the detergent from the carpet.
  6. Use absorbing cloth to dry the treated area, then vacuum the carpet.
For stubborn pastel chalk stains, apply a commercial stain remover to the stained area, then treat by following the steps above. If even the stain remover doesn't help, consider using carpet cleaning Clapham, or other professional cleaning services to take care of the pastel chalk stain.


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