The Ultimate Guide To Removing Stains From Carpet

Our Wash Wizard can get out stains in your clothes, but what happens when you spill a glass of wine on your new carpet? I put together the ultimate guide to removing stains from your carpet so you will be prepared for the next accident.
Because one day a spill will come at the worst time. But knowing these tips can help you get right to work and save your carpet.

Wine:

A wine stain is never a good look, either on your shirt or on the floor. Luckily, this method will help you keep your cool in the face of a red blotch.
You will need:
  • Baking soda
  • Cold water
  • Vacuum
  • Dish detergent
  • Cold water
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Vacuum
  • Clothing iron
  • Paper towels
  • Dish detergent
  • Lukewarm water
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Lukewarm water
  • Steam-function clothing iron
  • Needle or knife
It is best to start treating the stain as soon as the spill happens. Blot the stain to remove excess liquid but make sure you’re not spreading it. Pour some cold water on the stain to dilute the rest of the wine stain. Create a paste of baking soda by mixing one part baking soda with 3 parts water. Apply the paste to the stain and let it dry. Vacuum up the dried paste to reveal clean carpet! If the stain is still there, follow up with a carpet stain remover.
This method also works for juice and coffee stains.

Chocolate:

Although wine and chocolate are most certainly a wonderful pair, keep them to date night and not soaked into your rug — plus, more for you!

Method #1 —

You will need:
This method works well if the chocolate is still soft. First, try to remove as much of the chocolate as you can. Then put cold water over the stain. Add dish detergent and scrub in a circular motion.

Method #2 —

You will need:
This method works if the chocolate has already dried. Scrape off as much dried chocolate is possible and vacuum up the flakes. Place a few paper towels over the chocolate splotch and set your iron to the lowest setting with any steam functions OFF. Slowly pass the iron over the paper towels so that the chocolate begins to stick to the paper towels, and off of your carpet. Repeat as many times as are necessary to remove the stain.

Dirt/Mud:

Dirt is one of those things that will inevitably end up in your carpet at some point, no matter how hard you try to prevent it.
You will need:
Let the mud dry, then vacuum up any loose dirt that remains. Dilute your dishwashing detergent (1 teaspoon detergent: 1 cup water). Apply detergent solution to muddy area and blot until the stain has lifted. Be sure not to scrub the area or you'll push the dirt deeper into the carpet.

Permanent Ink:

An uncapped pen left to melt in the sun, coloring way outside of the lines, and your new task to clean!
You will need:
Apply rubbing alcohol to the stain to remoisten the area. Blot gently with your cleaning cloth to lift the stain. Repeat until the stain has been fully lifted, rinse the area with lukewarm water.

Paint:

Paint spills on a carpet can feel disastrous, especially if you've just finished adding that accent wall and you look down and you have accent carpet! Cleaning paint from carpet can be a tricky task different methods depending on paint type.

Method #1 — Oil Paint

You will need:
To soften the paint, use your iron apply steam to the affected area. Once the paint has softened, use a needle or knife to pick at it until it has lifted. Tip: if your iron does not steam, place a wet towel over the oil paint and gently iron over the towel to produce steam.

Method #2 — Latex Paint

Follow instructions for removing Dirt/Mud!
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