Tar is a dark thick liquid distilled from wood or coal, consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons, resins, alcohols and other compounds. It is used in road making, for cracks in concrete, and also preserving timber. Tar stains are usually a surprise. Usually, when you spill a liquid such as coffee, you will immediately notice it. But tar stains are usually hidden, and you will carry that stain to your car, office, or other living areas like your home. In most cases, it will stick to you without you even noticing. You could get a tar stain after visiting a construction site, when a roof is being worked on, or just stepping in a new asphalt road.
How to completely remove tar stains?
If the stain is on hard surface such as tile, you will need to dip a rag in hot water, soften the tar with the rag and scrape off as much excess as you can with dull tools such as a paint stirring stick. Then wipe the tile off again with the towel dipped in hot water. To remove tar from upholstery and carpet, use a multi-purpose dry cleaning solution and douse the area with it, then use a cloth to blot it with firm pressure. Put a lot of pressure to really break the tar down and even twist it a little. When you feel the tar is broken down enough, you can try to pull it off yourself to get the majority of the excess off the carpet. Now, you should be left with just the residue and continue the same process. The tar is too thick for soap, water, ammonia, or vinegar to really have an effect. In case the tar will really stick to your carpet or furniture, call Sheen restoration and cleaning services.