How to Clean Water Stains From Fabric, Walls, and Carpet
When it comes to cleaning your home, water is the gift that keeps on giving. A little splash of H20 can do everything from wipe away a fresh stain to mop a sticky floor to make your blinds dust-free. But what's a person to do when their space is covered in water stains? (It's not like a dab of water can make that stain magically disappear, right?)
In order to understand how to clean a water stain, it's important to know how they form in the first place. Despite what the name suggests, water doesn't actually stain your home decor (unless you're dealing with a really dirty liquid). You see, the discoloration we blame on water stains occurs when water molecules get into the fibers of a material, switching their orientation in the process. That different direction creates the appearance of a stained patch.
Now, the million-dollar question: How are you supposed to remove water stains? It depends on what you're cleaning. To help fight all sorts of water stains, we asked two cleaning professionals how to get water stains out of fabric, walls, and carpet. (Trust us, it's a lot easier than you think.)