ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration provides furniture cleaning services in Exton.
How did you complete your Halloween costume this year? A witch’s hat, a superhero’s cape, or perhaps a clown’s face paint? Whether it was a design that covered the whole face, or a small image painted on your cheek, face paint is a fun addition to any costume. But a fun activity like face painting can turn messy, no matter how careful you are to keep your furniture and upholstery clean. In many cases, there are steps you can take to clean up face paint on your own. For more stubborn stains, and when it’s time to thoroughly clean your furniture, ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration brings upholstery cleaning to Exton, PA and the surrounding communities throughout the year.
In many cases, stains on your upholstery can be resolved with just a little do-it-yourself upholstery cleaning, and face paint stains are no exception. The cleaning method you use depends on how soon you find the stain. If the face paint is still wet, it may be easier to clean than if the paint has had time to dry. You will need to mix cold water with either mild dish soap or a gentle laundry stain remover. Using the dish soap solution and a clean rag, blot the stain and rinse the rag as needed. Rubbing at the stain can make it worse and should be avoided.
If blotting isn’t enough to remove the stain, or the face paint was left long enough to dry onto the upholstery, your best bet is to use a carpet cleaner or upholstery stain remover. Make sure you test for colorfastness before tackling the stain, especially if you’ve never used the stain remover on your upholstery before. Follow the instructions on the bottle for the most effective cleanup effort.
There are some things you can do to prevent stains and smudges when applying face paint. Avoid using oil-based face paints as these smear more easily. Line the table or countertop with newspaper before setting out the face paints for easier cleanup. Work near a sink so that you can wash up immediately and avoid spreading the mess throughout the house. Always have cleaning supplies on hand to clean up smudges as they occur, saving you from later frustration.
A little mess from face paint doesn’t have to mean your Halloween was a ghoulish disaster! Call ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration for professional furniture cleaning services in Exton, PA. From the smallest spots to widespread stains, we have the equipment and knowledge to clean it all.