Honey can be one of the most delicious, sweet treats but honey stains can be a wreak havoc on the surfaces of your home. Many find it hard to deal with honey stains, making them waste much of their precious time, which they supposed to spend in attending other home chores or spend the leisure time for the family.
The sticky nature of honey makes it hard to clean up. Sometimes, the more you wipe it out in a surface, the stickier its mess becomes. But with the few and simple tricks, you can easily remove it. We will be giving some steps on how to clean honey stains in different types of surfaces at home.
Cleaning in the Upholstery
Use a blunt knife in lifting up the excess honey in the upholstery surface. Do not rub or spread it. If the excess honey is removed, you can begin to work on the remaining honey stains in the surface.
Combine 1 tbsp. mild dishwashing detergent to 2 cups of cool water. Dip a clean and white towel into your detergent then sponge in the stained area. Blot it with a dry and clean towel to remove the moisture. Continue sponging and blotting to remove the stain. Sponge it with a clean and white towel that is dampened with a fresh and cold water then blot it with a dry towel to dry.
Cleaning in the Fabric
Use a blunt knife to scrape the excess honey in the fabric surface. From the backside of the fabric, flush the honey stain under the cold and running water, as it helps loosen the honey. Then saturate the area with a prewashed stain treatment then let it penetrate there in a few minutes. Afterward, wash it in a hot water. If there are stains left, don’t dry the fabric in a dryer, as the heat may cause the honey stain to set. Wash it again with an appropriate bleach, instead.
Cleaning in the Carpet
Use a blunt knife to remove the excess honey on the surface of your carpet. Mix 1 tablespoon of a mild dishwashing detergent with 2 cups of warm water. Dip the stained surface into your detergent solution then sponge in the affected area. Don’t rub because it may damage your carpet. Blot it with a dry and clean towel to remove the moist. Repeat the sponging and blotting to see the results.
Cleaning in the Hard Surfaces
Damp a cloth in a very hot water. Using a cloth, work quickly in order to remove the honey on the hard surface. Depending on the spill size, you may need a number of clothes to effectively remove the stains. Saturate a dry and clean and dry cloth with a white vinegar then wipe the area to remove the residue. Rinse it with water afterward.
Following the few simple steps above in cleaning your surfaces stained by honey, you can efficiently foster a better cleaning option without trying hard. With it, you will never have to worry about the sticky sweets.