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STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE: Soda

Soda is one of those annoying, sticky, sweet stains that can also attract other bugs and so on if not taken seriously and action is not taken immediately.  It used to be served only in pharmacies and was marketed as a healthy, cure-all tonic. The first American soft drink fountain was built in 1809 by a Yale chemistry professor named Benjamin Silliman.  The numerous chemicals and preservatives found in soda today are the main reason why they are so dark in color nowadays. Unfortunately the carbonation in these beverages allow the stain to set in quickly so time is of the essence with these types of stains

“Soda can leave a sticky mess because of the sugars which can reek havoc on the fibers in your rug”

1. Equipment Needed

 Terry cloth    Liquid laundry detergent (heavy duty)   Cold water

2. Steps 

1.

Mix ¼ teaspoon of liquid laundry detergent into ½ cup of cold water.

2.

Pour mixture directly onto soft drink stain.

3.

Blot up the stained area with clean, dry terry cloth.

4.

Allow the area to dry and repeat as necessary until stain is gone.

(P.S. The enzymes found in the heavy-duty laundry detergent are the main component that gets the soda stain out.)
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