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Lynsey Queen of Clean's unusual hack for getting rid of stains is foolproof


Getting rid of stains in your home can be a nightmare. However, Lynsey Crombie, Instagram’s Queen of Clean has an unusual WD-40 hack that promises to get rid of even the most stubborn stains.

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WD-40 is a garage staple, perfect for keeping everything from gardening tools to bike frames in good nick. However, on Instagram, the cleaning expert revealed that the product can also be used inside the house as a stain remover.

Lynsey explains that she uses WD-40 to remove stubborn stains caused by the yellow pollen from lily flowers.

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‘I absolutely love lily flowers, so pretty and really lift a room. But the orange/yellow lily powder is a real stubborn stain that is very often hard to remove using my normal natural stain removal treatments,’ she shares in an Instagram post. ‘And you certainly don’t want a lily stain patch in the middle of your carpet.’

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✨Cleaning Tip Tuesday✨ . I absolutely 💗 Lilly flowers so pretty and really lift a room . But the orangey/yellow Lilly powder is a real stubborn stain that is very often hard to remove using my normal natural stain removal treatments and you certainly don’t want a Lilly stain patch in the middle of your carpet . If you don’t have a fancy stain remover to hand run out to your garage and grab a can of WD40 a quick spray and voila the stain will be banished. WD-40 dissolves awkward stains making them easier to remove with a damp cloth . WD-40 does have a chemical odor, so you'll need to wash any fabrics you use it on with laundry detergent straight away . Happy Tuesday 💗 . . . #cleaningtip #handyhack #homehack #queenofclean #cleaningtiptuesday #cleaning #cleaningmotivation #stainremoval #flowers #lillys #instafamily #tuesday #mumslife

A post shared by Lynsey Queen Of Clean (@lynsey_queenofclean) on Jun 1, 2020 at 10:55pm PDT

‘If you don’t have a fancy stain remover to hand, run out to your garage and grab a can of WD-40,’ she explains. ‘A quick spray and voila the stain will be banished. WD-40 dissolves awkward stains making them easier to remove with a damp cloth.’

However, the one downside is the chemical smell explains Lynsey. ‘You’ll need to wash any fabrics you use it on with laundry detergent straight away,’ she adds.

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In the comments, Lynsey explains that the tip doesn’t just work on pollen, but red wine, tea, coffee and cola stains. If your child is a fan of slime, it will also work wonders on cleaning it up.

If you don’t have any WD-40 to hand, Lynsey also recommends using shaving foam as a cheap alternative to carpet stain remover.

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✨Cleaning Tip Tuesday✨ . Shaving foam is not just for shaving it is also an amazing inexpensive stain remover that works brilliantly on both carpets and mattresses . Shaving cream is simply a form of whipped soap. When applied it lathers up, penetrating and adding moisture to just about any stain . Just use warm water and a small soft brush or cloth and very gently rub into the stain leave for 10 minutes then rinse away . Then open up your cloth into a square and pat dry . I opt for a white cloth so I can see the stain lifting out . Let it air dry naturally . Only use white shaving foam because it contains no dyes and spot test first . Check out my highlights to see in action . . . #queenofclean #carpetstains #mumslife #cleaningtip #cleaningtiptuesday #thrifty #cleaningmotivation #homehacks #inexpensive #simple #quick #effective #cleanhome #tidyhouse #tuesdaysmotivation #tryit

A post shared by Lynsey Queen Of Clean (@lynsey_queenofclean) on Apr 20, 2020 at 10:54pm PDT

‘Shaving cream is simply a form of whipped soap. When applied it lathers up, penetrating and adding moisture to just about any stain,’ she explains on Instagram.

‘Just use warm water and a small soft brush or cloth and very gently rub into the stain, leave for 10 minutes then rinse away and pat dry.’

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These stain removal hacks are Lynsey Queen of Clean approved. But when cleaning any carpets or furnishings divert a potential disaster by always remembering to do a spot test first.

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