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The 12 Stains of Christmas (And How to Get Rid)

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The 12 Stains of Christmas (And How to Get Rid)

5th December 2019   /    dry cleaning , Uncategorised   /    no comments

Christmas – the season of joy, happiness and celebrations! Celebrations may mean you encounter pesky stains in your home and on your clothes! We countdown the 12 most common stains of Christmas and how you can get rid of them!

How to Clean the 12 Stains of Christmas

1. Christmas tree sap

Whether your Christmas tree goes up on the 1st December or the day before Christmas, tree sap call cause carpet stains! To clean up tree sap stains, a small amount of dishwashing detergent rubbed into the sap should do the trick! Rub the detergent until there’s no sign of sap or detergent left on the carpet! Leave to air dry.

2. Red Wine

Would it be Christmas without a glass of red wine? While you or your Aunt may be merry, one too many can be a nightmare on your favourite cream blouse or your expensive cream carpets! Get rid of red wine stains by sprinkling the affected area with salt which absorbs the wine then blot with a boiling hot cloth – do not rub!

3. Chocolate Stains

From chocolate in advent calendars to post Christmas dinner treats, most people enjoy Chocolate during the festive period. However, chocolate stains can be notoriously difficult to clean off of table linen, sofas or carpets! To remove the chocolate, the chocolate should be frozen so you can scrape the chocolate off more easily! Do this by rubbing an ice cube on the stain and then use a butter knife to scrape off when ready! After this, use a bit of warm water to rinse the area completely.

4. Candle Wax

Candles in the home are common at this time of year but more candles can mean candle wax drippings on surfaces! In the same way as removing chocolate stains, rub an ice cube into the candle wax stain and once hardened, use a butter knife to remove the wax remnants.  Following this, rub the stain with alcohol and soap to treat the table linen or carpet.

5. Ink

Busy writing all those Christmas cards and not realised you have caused an ink stain on your table cloth? Get rid of ink stains by spraying with hairspray and dabbing the affected area!

6. Diary

Christmas and cheese go hand in hand but accidents may occur! To remove dairy stains, blot the area with cold water but be patient as it may take a while for stains to get rid of stains completely! A small amount of detergent can also be worked into the fabric then wash the fabric as normal in your washing machine.

7. Food drippings / grease

From turkey drippings to fat from roast potatoes and parsnips, grease can drip on to clothes and table linen! The magic solution is alcohol and warm water. Rub the stain with alcohol and warm water. Let the fabric absorb the solution for about 15 minutes then rub a small amount of soap into the stain. Following this, wash your linen or top in the washing machine as normal.

8. Blood

Sometimes accidents can happen in the kitchen when using those sharp carving knives! Blood can easily find its way on to clothes or other fabrics. Blood can be easy to remove by dabbing a little soap and cold water on to the area!

9. Coffee

Need a pick me up during the madness of Christmas? You are likely to be reaching for a hot cup of coffee whenever possible! Coffee stains can be nasty however you an get rid of them easily with some soda! Add a small amount of soda onto the stain and blot the stain until it disappears!

10. Mud

Boxing day walk or kids playing outside in the garden? Mud can easily find its way inside the house especially as British weather can be so unpredictable. To remove mud stains from carpet, mix a small amount of detergent with warm water and sponge the stain with the solution.

11. Pet Accidents

Your dog or cat got a bit excited in this season’s festivities? If an accident has happened on your clothes, add a box of baking soda to your regular washing powder and pop the soiled item in the machine then air-dry. Accident on the carpets? A decent carpet cleaner or carpet stain remover may be required. Alternatively talk to Butlerz about our professional carpet cleaning service to save you the hassle!

12. Lipstick

Dressing up for party season or kissing someone under the Mistletoe at New Years? Sometimes lipstick can find its way on to surfaces unexpectedly during the celebrations. Remove lipstick in the same way as you would clean up candle wax by rubbing an ice cube on the affected area to freeze the lipstick then remove by scraping with a knife! Wash the fabric as normal in the washing machine and let it air dry after this.

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Still Struggling to clean the 12 stains of Christmas?

Contact Butlerz for Specialist Dry Cleaning Services

For stains to effectively be removed it’s best to tackle them as quickly as possible however during the busy festive period, this may be challenging or some stains may simply be stubborn! If this is the case, Butlerz can help. From specialist carpet cleaning to table and bed linen dry-cleaning services, we have the right solutions for your specific needs!

Leave Butlerz to tackle the tough stains, so you can relax during the holiday season! Contact Butlerz if you would like to use our professional dry cleaning services this Christmas or find out about dry cleaning collection and delivery service.

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20th December 2018   /    blogs , dry cleaning   /    no comments

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Wax jackets are great for all outdoor activities and can last for years and years providing they are cared for in the right way. In this blog, Butlerz will be offering our top tips on how to clean your wax jacket effectively to make sure it carries on protecting you from the elements.

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Holiday season is upon us. For a lot of us that means hosting dinner parties or having friends and relatives coming to stay. You want to make the best impression for your guests and that starts with taking care of your bed and table linen. Similarly, once your guests have walked out the door, you want to be able to clean any stains off the table linen and ensure your bed linen is washed, smelling fresh and looking immaculate. Here are our top tips for taking care of your bed and table linen.

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3rd October 2018   /    blogs , specialist cleaning   /    no comments

Have you got a lovely leather jacket stored in the back of your wardrobe, damaged from a day out in the rain? Or perhaps it has a stain which you’re not sure how best to go about removing.

Unlike your standard items of clothing, caring for your leather garments can be slightly more difficult and special care must be taken to ensure that your garment remains in top condition and is not damaged long term by water, spills and/or stains.

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31st August 2018   /    blogs , specialist cleaning   /    no comments

Curtains and blinds are an essential part of the furnishings in your home. If you have ever slept in a room without curtains and have been woken up prematurely by the light, then you will know just how important they are! You would not want to be without curtains, but the importance of cleaning them is often overlooked.

There are a number of reasons why you should make sure that you clean your curtains to protect them and keep them looking their best for years to come. continue reading

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With the party-spills season upon us you may unfortunately find yourself with a wine or sugary drink stain on your clothing that needs to be cleaned without delay. Dry cleaning is a popular cleaning method used to remove tough stains, but do you know how the dry cleaning process actually works?

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13th October 2017   /    blogs , dry cleaning   /    no comments

Cold, wet weather means that you will be wearing warm, thick clothes, which can be difficult to wash in an ordinary washing machine. It also isn’t easy to dry clothes during the winter months. Your washing line is going to be out of bounds with the unpredictable UK weather and a tumble dryer is not very effective with large items, which are prone to fill the drum and reduce the effectiveness of the machine. The tumble dryer can also shrink clothes.

Let’s take a look at why dry cleaning can help alleviate the issues associated with cleaning your winter clothes and even your winter duvet.

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Caring For Your Swimsuit – Top Tips From Butlerz, The Dry Cleaning Experts

26th July 2017   /    blogs , specialist cleaning   /    no comments

I’m sure you’ll agree that essential items for any woman jetting off on a beach holiday include your best swimsuits and bikinis. There’s certainly no shortage of sumptuous swimwear for you to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a one, two or even three-piece swimsuit you’ll be spoilt for choice in today’s swimwear market. However, whilst design, quality and fit are all undoubtedly important, something that is often overlooked, despite being of no less importance, is looking after your chosen garments to ensure they look good for many more holidays to come.

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