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Preventing the disaster that is Easter egg dye

Easter Egg Dyeing

It is this time of the year – dyeing Easter eggs. While it is fun to do it with your kids, the little devils have little regard for the stains on the upholstery or the carpet. The dye can stain the fabric and become permanent. Cleaning service then is risky and may not be enough to help the case. For this reason, regardless if the dyes are natural or chemical, you should know how to prevent a mess, or, as a last resort, learn to deal with one.

First, you should plan time and consider some safety precautions.

A notable example for this is calling a specialised cleaning company that can Scotchgard your carpet. It is a useful solution, which shields your carpets from unwanted stains. It can be a life-saver if you expect young ones to run around, especially since egg dye is hardly the only source of stains around Easter time.

You can also consider a different approach and use plastic or paper to cover the surrounding areas of your home, or at least in the rooms you expect to see a lot of activity in. That way no matter how dyed your children’s hands get, the damage will be minimal. Don’t forget to give them an apron or a smock of some sort.

When mixing dyes, be sure to use the appropriate containers. Plastic is lightweight and highly prone to spills. Instead, opt for glass or ceramic bowls, which you can then wash. Whatever you do, make sure you don’t ever leave your children without supervision during the dying process. That is a recipe for disaster, which you will later on regret. Stay close and let them have fun without getting too excited. In case there is a stain, it is important to know what to do.

Here is a quick guide on how to address such a problem:

  • Cleaning Tips LondonTreat the area immediately – the most important thing to do when you see a drip, blotches or handprints in green, blue, red or some other typical colour, is to react quickly.
  • Apply the right cleaner – next; it is essential to use the appropriate solution. For egg dye, you can use warm water and dishwashing liquid. Blot the area with a white towel or rag. Be careful not to rub and scrub, as that will set the stain deeper.
  • Rinse with water – after blotting, rinse the stained area with water and let it dry.
  • If there is still a visible stain – try water mixed with ammonia. The most you will need is one tablespoon for a cup of water. Remember to test the carpet first! You don’t want to make matters worse. The same applies to any spot removers you may decide to use.

These are all great tips for treating any trouble that comes from Easter egg dye in your home. The best home cleaning task you can accomplish has to do with preventing a mess in the first place.

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