How to Clean Grass Stains Off Siding

Jean said, “How to Remove grass stain from aluminium siding?” Grass stains are primarily caused by the green chlorophyll in grass that acts like a dye. Thankfully, these organic stains can be removed if you have the right cleaner. Follow the steps below to clean the green off your siding. Removing the Stains You Will Need: Enzyme digester Isopropyl alcohol A cloth White vinegar Steps to Remove the Stains: Get an enzyme digester from the pet aisle at your local supermarket that is safe for hard surfaces, such as Nature’s Miracle Hard Floor Cleaner. Follow the instructions on the label of your selected…

How to Clean a Bamboo Floor

Ann said, “How do you clean engineered bamboo flooring?” Bamboo flooring is very sensitive; it can easily be dented or scratched, and it should not come in contact with any moisture. This is one type of flooring that requires a no-shoes policy in the house. If your bamboo floor does need cleaning, follow the steps below.¹ Cleaning the Floor You Will Need: A dusting broom Dish liquid Water A cloth White vinegar Steps to Clean the Floor: Dry mop the floor to remove any dust using a flat, cotton, dry mop or dusting broom as needed.² If there are any dried…

How to Remove Pen Ink from Fabric Upholstery

Susan said, “how to get pilot pen g205 ink off cotton upholstery?” Ink can easily get onto almost any surface. Thankfully, it is fairly easy to remove from fabrics. Select a method in the steps below to remove the ink, and continue trying methods until it is gone. Always test a cleaning solution on a hidden area first to look for any adverse reaction. Removing the Ink You Will Need: Milk Cornstarch A cloth Hair spray Dish liquid A tomato Rubbing alcohol Paper towels Turpentine Mineral Spirits A fan A hairdryer Steps to Remove the Ink: Combine milk and cornstarch to make a thick paste….

How to Remove Floor Polish

Tafadzwa said, “I had a tenant who used red floor polish on my parquet tiles. How do i remove it? anyone with a solution please help.” Whether your floor polish is a mistake that needs to be removed or you just want to repolish the floors, the steps below can help you to remove the unwanted polish. There are many types of floors that can be polished, such as wood, tile, or stone. The steps below should be safe for most types of floors, however, it is always best to test a cleaning solution in a small, hidden area first….

How to Remove Sticker Residue from Windows

Susan said, “How do you get the sticky residue from labels off windows?” Although we often think of windows as being made of glass, they could be made of other materials, such as acrylic or vinyl, or have a special coating on them. The sticky residue can be removed fairly easily with an adhesive remover and the ones listed below should be safe for most windows, but you should still test it first to be sure the one you select is safe for your specific type of window. Follow the steps below to safely remove the residue. Removing the Stain You Will…

How to Clean Urine from Memory Foam

Miss Jennifer said, “I have a memory foam mattress that I have had an accident on and so had my 4 year old daughter. Can you please help me how to clean this as basic as possible? x” Cleaning urine from a memory foam mattress is similar to cleaning it out of a regular bed mattress. When urine or any other fluid is spilled onto memory foam or upholstery, it can soak deep into the fibers, leaving a stain and a stench. Follow the steps below to clean away the urine and any smell that it may be causing. Removing the Stain…

How to Remove Rust Stains from Slate

Andrea said, “How can you remove a rust stain from a slate shower floor?” Iron particles in tap water are a common cause of rust stains around bathroom fixtures. Although slate is not a material commonly thought of as becoming stained, it’s not impervious to rust stains. Thankfully, the stains can be removed fairly easily by following the steps below.¹ Removing the Stains You Will Need: Iron Out Distilled water A scrub brush A cloth Kerosene Steps to Remove the Stains: Put on a pair of heavy-duty rubber cleaning gloves and a long-sleeve shirt to ensure your hands and arms are protected from the chemicals.¹…

How to Clean Mold Off Vinyl Records

Pam said, “How do you remove mold from vinyl albums and especially the cardboard covers.” Vinyl records are now considered antiques, which means they can often be found in garages, basements, and other places where mold could be lurking. Follow the steps in each section below to remove the mold and restore your records to their old glory. Removing the Mold from the Record You Will Need: A soft cloth Isopropyl alcohol Steps to Remove the Mold: Get a soft, lint-free cloth, such as a T-shirt. Moisten the cloth with isopropyl alcohol, then wring the cloth out so that it is only damp,…

How to Remove Rust Stains from Marble

Chris said, “We have white on white cultured marble sinks. We started with my husband’s sink and were replacing all of the fixtures. His sink has had a mineral build up for awhile, but I didn’t want to use anything really strong until the fixtures were out. Well, we have widespread faucets. All three holes in the sink have circle rust stains. The bad part is, the new faucets that I purchased a few months ago are smaller in diameter than the ones that were in the sink. I called the place where we purchased the sinks, (they make them…

How to Remove Candle Wax Stains from Stone

Anne said, “Help! My red Yankee candle just fell off of my precast stone fireplace, crashing onto the precast base and living room carpet. I scraped the red wax off, but don’t know where to begin to clean the stain. It looks as if someone had thrown up on it. Is it better to call a professional? If so, who would know how to clean precast. I’m desperate! Thank you!” When a melted candle spills, the wax goes flying and begins to harden almost instantly. Candle wax is often heavily dyed and these dyes can easily soak into almost any surface, creating…