Weird truth: Water can cause stains itself. Yup. If you’ve encountered one on upholstery or clothing before, you know how frustrating they can be to treat. The good news is, these pesky marks are usually the result of minerals in the water or dirt in carpet or upholstery and they can be removed using… water! Here’s how to do it:
On Upholstery, Rugs & Carpets
Prep & Test Your Solution: Combine 1/2 cup of Scented Vinegar with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Perform a test with the solution on an inconspicuous portion of the upholstery. If the solution causes more spotting, try using plain distilled water (omit the Scented Vinegar) and test again.
For carpets & rugs you can alternatively try using a fabric steamer. Add Ironing Water to the steamer, then hover the steamer above the mark for a minute or two on its lowest setting, then blot with a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth to remove moisture. Repeat as necessary.
Treat: Next, spray the stain from at least 6 inches away. Begin at the outer edge of the spot, and work in circles, moving toward the center. Use a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth to blot the stain as you’re spraying. Continue the process until the spots are gone.
Dry: Use a fan or hair dryer to quicken the drying process.
Add Ironing Water to your iron’s tank, then set the iron to the correct setting for the fabric. Move over the dampened area until it is completely dry. Repeat until water stains have lifted completely.