Basic cleaning questions: most natural way to remove stubborn stains

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carpeting with black grease stains

Cloudy plexiglass windows

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  • Ken Ken on Dec 07, 2017
    Grease on carpet? Don't even think about "most natural". Grease on carpeting is not natural and you should bring out the entire arsenal and hope that you can accomplish the task.

    Not familiar with clouding of plexiglas. Are you sure that this is a residue left on the material and not the plastic deteriorating from sun damage?

    • Shi21655023 Shi21655023 on Dec 07, 2017
      Hoped there was something natural, but Hope Springs Eternal, I guess. Thanks.
      Re the windows on thelsnai, the damage might be sun but it’s not all over, just on random windows.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 07, 2017
    Sprinkle baking soda, cornstarch, or other absorbent on the carpet stain and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes, and then vacuum. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent. Blot until the solvent is absorbed. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Sponge the stain with this solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed. Sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the detergent/vinegar solution.

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Dec 07, 2017
    Here is an article that might help with the grease stains - http://spotremoval.coit.com/how-to-get-grease-out-of-carpet

  • Ken Ken on Dec 07, 2017
    Maguiar's makes a product to clean haze from plastic headlights called Plast-X. Worth a try.

    I'd use a water extraction carpet shampooer like a Bissell (love mine) and use a couple of different cleaners. Murphy's Oil Soap might cut the grease then use something else like a small amount of Dawn dish washing liquid in the tank to clean the oil soap residue out of the carpeting. Again, dilute them in the tank. Doesn't take a lot of soap, just a quarter cup or less of the Murphy's and a teaspoon or two of Dawn.