Simple Tips to Remove Carpet Stains
There are a few simple tips to removing carpet stains. Just follow these three steps!
1. Remove excess ASAP.
Scrape off any excess solid with a spoon or a butter knife ASAP so your cleanable spill doesn’t turn into a permanent stain. Gently blot away excess liquid with a clean, white, absorbent cloth, working from the outside edge of the stain toward the center to prevent spreading.
2. Apply a cleaning agent.
Spray any remaining stain with a cleaning agent. Use a store-bought formula or a homemade stain remover (see below). Take care not to over-wet the stain, which can damage the backing. Let sit for 10 minutes. Always test for colorfastness in an inconspicuous spot first.
Homemade Carpet Stain Remover
Stir one teaspoon of mild dishwashing liquid into 1 quart of warm water, and add 1/4 teaspoon of white vinegar.
3. Blot stain away.
Using a clean, white, absorbent cloth, again blot from the outside in. Repeat until the stain no longer transfers to the cloth. Blot with cold water, then blot dry.