Having Paint Problems?
One of the more common reasons why Jersey Steamer Cleaning Services gets calls is because moms need carpet cleaning after their children spilled paint, juice, or some other substance on a carpet in their homes. Even the most careful families will eventually end up with one “oops” that results in a big, ugly stained mess on carpeting or upholstery. After all, we’re not perfect. Mistakes do happen, and when they happen, it’s important to react well. Here are some tips from Jersey Steamer.
- If it’s brand new, do not touch the stain or scrub it. Trying to get these kinds of spills out on your own might end up with you spreading the stain, or getting the substance deeper into the carpet. Instead, you may want to look up information on stain removal on the net. There may be special touches or procedures you need to do in order to avoid having it spread. In some cases, bad detergents can even ruin a stained carpets.
- Figure out the severity of the mess, then act accordingly. Paints, particularly fabric dyes and acrylics, need professional cleaning help in order to have the mess removed. This is because they often require professional chemicals, tools and skill to remove. On the other hand, spills like soap, crayon wax, and chalk might be able to be removed by yourself. If it’s clearly a professional-grade problem, then call a professional company immediately.
- Once the stain is removed, learn from your mistakes. A lot of stains are preventable, and sometimes, a little forethought can go a long way in terms of dealing with less cleaning. If your tot tends to get messy with paints, it may be a good idea to have him play in the kitchen, or to have him paint outside. Similarly, lecturing your child about being more careful may also help prevent spills from happening in the future.
- If your child is a messy artist regardless of how much “proofing” you do around the house, the obvious solution is to get art supplies that are washable. We are lucky to live in a century where washable paints, dyes, and art supplies are common enough. In fact, most Crayola markers and paints are easy to wash off of carpeting and clothing. This allows your kid to enjoy art time while also making cleanups after clumsy moments just a little bit easier on you (and your budget).
While it’s only natural for kids to want to explore the world of art and create their very own masterpieces, this doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your home’s beautiful look. When kids do spill paint or dye on your carpet, and it’s not the type that washes out well, call Jersey Steamer. We’re th best at what we do, and we will make sure that your home turns out looking great. That’s why so many moms in West Long Branch trust in us to help them keep their carpets clean while their kids play Monet.