8 Stubborn Carpet Stains and How to Remove Them

Modern carpeting is designed to resist stains, so you can usually remove them if you use the right method. Refer to these tips, and remember: the sooner you get to a stain, the easier it will be to remove.

1. Chewing gum

Freeze with ice cubes in a plastic bag; then scrape off with a butter knife and blot with trichloroethylene (dry-cleaning fluid, available at drug and hardware stores).

2. Animal Urine

Immediately blot up excess with paper towels; soak with club soda; blot again; scrub with diluted carpet shampoo.

3. Coffee, Beer, Milk

Blot up excess with paper towels, scrub with diluted carpet shampoo; cover with paper towels and weigh down for 2 to 3 hours.

4. Fruit Juices, Soft Drinks

Blot up excess; sponge with a solution of 1 teaspoon of powdered laundry detergent and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar dissolved in 1 quart (1 liter) of warm water.

5. Blood

If fresh, blot up with cold water (not hot). If dried, cover with equal parts cold water and meat tenderizer. Let stand for 30 minutes. Sponge off with cold water.

6. Grease, Oil, Lipstick, Butter

Blot up excess with paper towels; sponge with dry-cleaning fluid; work from edges to center.

7. Shoe Polish, Ink, Dry Paint

Dab with paint remover; if that fails, use dry-cleaning fluid.

8. Wax

Scrape off as much as possible; then place a brown paper bag over the area and run a warm iron over it. The bag will act as a blotter and absorb the wax.

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  20. Pretty good post. The contexts were very informative. Any potential stain is best to be taken care of immediately. Removing as much of the spill or other track as soon as possible will reduce future clean up significantly. Blotting is advised over rubbing. While chewing gum can be one of the most difficult things to remove from a carpet, it usually gets easy if you know the little tricks and strategies you can try. One of these is using your ever reliable hair dryer. It works by heating the gum, although you’d like to watch that heat. Too much of it can burn that particular stained portion of your carpet and that would spell more trouble. Thank you so much for posting this write up. Carpet Cleaning Vancouver BC

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    In this way, you can ensure that it will not damage
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