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post #1 of Old 09-21-2008, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Stain Removal from Plants Overflow

I have some potted plants and one them leaked water out of the tray...and stained my oriental rug. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas on how to remove that stain?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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post #2 of Old 09-21-2008, 08:32 PM
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I am no carpet cleaner so I do not know how to help you on this matter I do want to address another matter, this thread and one other is the only one with no respnse about using the "Shaklee" product. How about that? I have not been posting due to school and my own work but I do come and read the threads every few days and today WOW All these threads have a reply by someone trying to sell their ! It is rediculous. Give it a rest dude!
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post #3 of Old 09-24-2008, 04:20 PM
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Is this a true oriental rug? Do you know what type of fiber it has (wool, nylon, olefin, etc. -- it'll be listed on the tag on the back of the rug (if it has one.))

Generally speaking, the area needs to be vacuumed very well, cleaned and then possibly treated with a browning agent.
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post #4 of Old 09-30-2008, 05:59 PM
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As David has correctly sugested, cellulostic browning is probably one element of the stain.

However it may also have been attacked by tannic acid from peat in the compost and receive some staining from other elements leached from the compost.

But also, and often this is the irreversible factor, the leakage may have been repeated sufficiently for mould to have grown and caused permanent damage to any natural fibres in the rug.

Professional inspection and advice is advisable.
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post #5 of Old 07-01-2009, 07:58 PM
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It depends on what kind of cloth is your oriental rug?? Is it wool, nylon, olefin, etc?? If you are not sure on what to do.. I suggest you must call a carpet cleaning service..
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post #6 of Old 05-27-2012, 05:01 PM
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water or plant stain

Most area rugs are wool but some are synthetic. Everyone so far gave very good answers. Without knowing which, a safe way to try would be a simple citric acid product or if you are not a carpet cleaner try 1 part white distilled vinegar and 2 parts water. Now you have an acidic solution. Get a trigger spray bottle and spray a mist on the affected area. Gently brush the solution into the carpet with your hand. Blot up with an old bath towel. You should see the change pretty fast. If that does not work then you have another issue which was mention by another carpet tech.

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