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Blu tack is great, no doubt about it. This squishy substance is excellent for mounting a picture on the wall without any nails and balancing that vintage table you got on sale. Inadvertently, you squish some blu tack into your rug. This guide will show you how to remove blu tack from the carpet step-by-step
How do you get blu tack out of fabric? Here you’ll learn how to remove blu tack stains from your carpet or rug.
So, if you:
Then read on! This article will help you.
Ironically, blu tack was invented by accident, now causing furniture and carpet accidents every day. But this doesn’t mean that blu tack mishaps can’t be fixed. The stickiness of blu tack increases over time. Be cautious and don’t rush when you try removing it after a long period of time has passed. Whatever you do, always test on an inconspicuous area of your carpet to avoid damaging the fibres.
This is probably the best way to remove blu tack from carpets in terms of efficiency. Here is how you can take the blob off your rug using heat:
Your hairdryer can be used in much the same way when you need to get chewing gum out of the carpet.
Here is how you can remove sticky tack from your favourite carpet using eucalyptus oil:
To clean blu tack off your carpet using vinegar, do the following:
Here is how you can remove blu tack stains from carpet using vegetable oil:
Wait, what? Yes, you’ve read that right. It is not stupid if it works, right? Here is how to remove blu tack from carpets using more of it:
Need more advice on how to maintain your carpet? Then, why not read our helpful post on the topic. It’ll show you how to clean a carpet and provide you with some handy maintenance tips, as well.
If all else fails or you simply don’t have the time to tackle the problem yourself, then it’s time to call the cavalry. Professional carpet cleaners use specialised and certified detergents to treat and remove a wide range of stains, including ones caused by sticky blu tack.
To avoid any carpet discolouration, it is advised to have your carpet deep cleaned once the stain has been lifted. Depending on the material of your textile floor covering, Fantastic Services can offer you professional dry and steam carpet cleaning. Just make sure you mention the stain when making an enquiry, so the technician is aware of the issue.
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Although there is no magic trick to guarantee you that, there is still something you can do. To avoid spending half of your weekend scrubbing carpets, simply restrict access to blu tack in your household. Keep it out of reach of children who are often the ones who mash it into the carpet causing you a mini housekeeping crisis.
Did you manage to remove the blob from your carpet? Tell us what worked for you in the comments below so others can benefit too!
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