No one likes to tackle stain removal, and one of the most troublesome types of stains to deal with is resin. With the right tips, you can remove resin stains, such as those from various trees, with ease. The most important thing to remember is to treat the stain as soon as possible to avoid set-in stains.The quicker you treat the stain, the better chance you have of getting rid of it completely.
Resin in the carpet
Resin stains are common on carpeting, as it can get tracked in from our shoes as well as our pet's paws. Everyday dish detergent works well for this type of resin stain. It is both effective and gentle on the fibers of the carpet. Simply mix approximately 2 cups of warm water and 1 tablespoon of detergent together and blot it onto the stain with a clean white towel or cloth. Work the mixture thoroughly into the carpet to lift the stain out. Blot again with clean water and soak up the liquid with a clean dry white cloth and allow to air dry completely. Brush or rub the carpet to bring it back into shape once the area is dry.
Resin in Furniture
Resin stains can appear on your furniture much like stains on the carpet. It is important to treat the furniture with a clean white towel or cloth that has been soaked with rubbing alcohol or turpentine. Blot the area until completely wet and then pat with a dry white towel or cloth until the stain disappears. Repeat the process again if the stain persists. Once the stain is gone or is as light as you can get it, clean the area with warm water, blotting up as much of the water as possible and allow the area to air dry.
Resin on Your Clothes
Resin stains are very common in clothes, especially the clothes of children who play outdoors. It is important to treat the area as soon as possible with a stain treatment product. Follow the instructions on the the clothing label as well as the product you choose and then let the area dry. Once dry, soak the article of clothing in a mixture of ammonia (just a few drops) and 1 cup of clothing detergent for a half hour. Then wash regularly. If the stain is still there, then repeat the above process again. You may want to take the article of clothing to a cleaner if you are unable to get it out on your own.