Stain Removal Methods

Easy Stain Removal Methods For All Kinds of Carpets

Stain Removal Methods

Most times, having stains on your carpet is inevitable. It could be marks left from a coffee spill or even your pets, but it is important to know how to remove carpet stains easily. Different carpets cleaning methods are available, but some cleaning options can easily remove stains on all kinds of carpets.

Stain Removal Methods

Homemade cleaning solutions are also available to remove carpet stains, so you don’t have to spend on solvents and cleaning solutions in stores. The DIY carpet cleaning methods can easily tackle any stain you have on your carpet, and they only require common ingredients that you can find at home.

Before you use a home remedy for carpet stains, ensure you check if your carpet has natural and synthetic fibres, then you can use the following cleaning options to remove stains on your carpet. These recipes for homemade carpet cleaning solution will be useful in keeping your carpet clean and stain-free.

Synthetic carpet homemade cleaners

You can remove stains on your synthetic carpet by dipping a white cloth in any of the following DIY carpet cleaners, then gently rub off the stain with the white cloth. Try not to pour these cleaning solutions directly on your carpet.

  • Detergent solution

Mix one-quarter teaspoon if a translucent liquid detergent in a cup of lukewarm water.

  • Vinegar solution

Mix one part of vinegar solution in two parts of water.

  • Solvent solution

Any oil solvent solution or nail polish remover would be sufficient to remove the stain.

Homemade cleaners for carpets with natural fibres

Stain Removal Methods

Put any of the following cleaning solutions, except the solvent, in a spray bottle, then mist the solution gently on the stain.

  • Detergent solution

Mix a tablespoon of a translucent liquid dishwashing detergent in a cup of lukewarm water.

  • Vinegar solution

Mix one-quarter cup of white vinegar in one-quarter cup of water.

  • Ammonia solution

Mix a tablespoon of clear ammonia in half a cup of lukewarm water

  • Solvent solution

You can use the same solvent solution used for carpets with synthetic fibres.

How to remove drink and food stains from carpets

Carpets with synthetic fibres

The cleaning instructions below can remove chocolate, milk, berries, tomato sauce, juice, soda, ketchup, tea, wine, hard candy, and Gatorade stains.

  • Dip a white paper towel or cloth in a homemade detergent solution and dab repeatedly on the carpet. Press the towel or cloth for a few seconds, wait for about 15 minutes for the detergent to work on the stain, then soak the excess water on the carpet with a dry white cloth.
  • Dip a clean white cloth in a vinegar solution, then dab repeatedly, pressing the cloth on the stained area for a couple of seconds. Wait for about 15 minutes to allow the vinegar work on the stain. The vinegar will help remove the residual detergent, which may cause your carpet to attract more dirt.
  • Rinse your carpet by blotting the affected area with a clean cloth soaked in clean water. Wait until the carpet dries, about an hour. If the spill is a bad one, place about a half-inch stack of white cloth paper towel on the stain after using the vinegar solution, then place a glass baking dish on the area for about 15 minutes.
  • If the stain gets lighter, keep repeating the process until the stain goes off completely.

Carpets with natural fibre

The following cleaning instructions will remove stains from tea, beer, and coffee.

  • Spray the homemade carpet cleaning detergent solution on the stained area and blot with a dry clean cloth.
  • Spray the vinegar solution on the stained area and blot with a white cloth.
  • Spray the stain with detergent solution again and blot the stains
  • Spray lukewarm water on the affected area and blot using a clean white cloth
  • Repeat these steps until the stain clears off.

For hard candy, milk, juice, wine, soda, chocolate, and berries stain, repeat the five steps above, but spray an ammonia solution on the stain and blot the stain before step two (spraying vinegar in the stain).

For ketchup, tomato sauce, Kool-Aid or Gatorade stain, follow the five steps above but use ammonia instead of vinegar solution in step two.

How to remove grease and oil stains

The following steps will remove eggnog, lipstick, lotion, cheese, salad dressing, butter, nail polish, crayon, tree sap, and mascara stains on your carpet.

Carpets with synthetic fibre

  • Dip a clean white cloth in a homemade carpet cleaning solution and dab repeatedly on the stain. Press the clean cloth on the stained spot for a couple of seconds.
  • Rinse the carpet by blotting it with a dry white cloth soaked in warm water.
  • Wait until the carpet is dry, about an hour, then repeat the process until the stain comes off if the stain became lighter after the first try.

Carpets with natural fibre

  • Apply a small amount of the carpet cleaning solvent on a clean white cloth, then blot the affected area.
  • Spray a detergent solution on the stain, then use a dry white cloth to blot the stain.
  • Spray lukewarm water on the affected area and blot the stain using a clean white cloth.
  • Wait for the carpet to get dried. If the stain becomes lighter, repeat the process until the stain comes off.

How to remove mud and dirt from carpets

Carpets with synthetic fibre

  • Vacuum the dry dirt on the carpet
  • Dip a clean white cloth in a detergent solution and dab the stain, then press the cloth on the stain for a short while. Wait for about 15 seconds, then soak the excess water with a dry white cloth.
  • Dip a new white cloth in lukewarm water, then dab the area repeatedly. Press the cloth on the spots for a short while.

Carpets with natural fibre

  • Vacuum your carpet to remove dry dirt
  • Spray detergent solution on the stain and blot with a dry white cloth
  • Spray the affected area with vinegar solution and blot using a dry white cloth
  • Repeat cleaning with the detergent solution, then blot using a dry white cloth
  • Spray lukewarm water on the affected area and blot using a dry clean cloth

How to remove wax and chewing gum from carpets

Carpets with natural and synthetic fibre

  • Fill a Ziploc bag with ice cubes and gently rub the bag on the affected area until the stain hardens, then shatter it with a blunt object the vacuum it
  • Dip a white cloth in a solvent, then blot the stain
  • Rinse the stained area by blotting it with a clean cloth soaked in water

How to remove mayonnaise and gravy from carpets

Carpets with synthetic fibre

  • Dip a clean white cloth in a solvent, then blot the affected area. Wait for the area to dry, usually about 15 minutes, then repeat the process if the stain remains
  • Rinse the affected area by blotting it with a clean cloth soaked in lukewarm water. Wait for about 15 minutes, then remove the excess solvent using a dry white cloth

Gravy stain on carpets with natural fibre

  • Spray detergent solution on the affected area, then blot using a dry white cloth
  • Spray ammonia solution on the stain and blot using a dry white cloth
  • Spray vinegar solution on the stain and blot with a dry cloth
  • Respray the detergent solution and blot using a dry white cloth
  • Spray water on the stained area and blot with a dry cloth

Mayonnaise stain on carpets with natural fibres

  • Spray detergent solution on the stain, then blot the area with a dry white cloth
  • Spray ammonia solution on the stain, and blot with a dry cloth
  • Spray vinegar solution on the stain, and blot with a clean, dry white cloth
  • Respray the detergent solution and blot with a clean white cloth

How to remove marker and ink from carpets

Ballpoint ink on carpets with synthetic fibre

  • Dip a white cloth in a small amount of a solvent and blot the affected area. Wait for about 15 minutes for the solvent to dry and repeat this if necessary
  • Rinse the stained area by blotting it with a clean white cloth soaked in lukewarm water

Permanent felt-tip marker on carpets made with synthetic fibre

  • Apply a small amount of the carpet cleaning solvent on a clean white cloth and blot the area. Wait for it to dry for about 15 minutes
  • Dip the clean white cloth in a detergent solution, then dab the area repeatedly. Press the clean cloth on the affected area for a short while, wait for about 15 minutes, then remove the excess water with a dry cloth
  • Rinse by using a clean white cloth soaked in lukewarm water to blot the area

Ballpoint ink on carpets made with natural fibre

  • Spray a detergent solution on the stain and use a dry cloth to blot the area
  • Spray ammonia solution on the stain and blot using a dry white cloth
  • Spray vinegar solution on the stain and use a dry white cloth to blot the affected area
  • Spray the detergent solution again and blot using a dry cloth
  • Spray water on the affected area and blot with a clean cloth

Permanent felt-tip marker on carpets made with natural fibre

  • Apply the cleaning solvent on a clean white cloth and blot the stain
  • Spray detergent solution on the area, then use a dry white cloth to blot the stain
  • Spray water on the stain, and blot using a dry white cloth

How to clean pet accidents on carpets

Carpets with synthetic fibre

  • Dip a clean white cloth in a detergent solution, then dab repeatedly. Press the cloth on the spot for some seconds
  • Wait for about 15 minutes, then use a dry white cloth to soak the excess water
  • Dip the clean white cloth in a vinegar solution, then dab repeatedly. Press the white cloth on the affected area for some seconds, then wait for another 15 minutes
  • Wait for about one hour for the carpet to completely dry. If the stain becomes lighter, repeat the process until the stain disappears.

Carpets with natural fibre

  • Spray a detergent solution on the stain and use a white cloth to blot the affected area
  • Spray ammonia solution on the stain, then use a clean, dry cloth to blot the spot
  • Spray vinegar solution on the stain, and blot the spot using a dry clean cloth
  • Respray the detergent solution and blot with a clean cloth
  • Spray lukewarm water on the affected spot and blot with a dry cloth

If you can’t remove the stain on your carpet, ensure you contract a carpet cleaning company offering professional carpet cleaning services. You can contact Carpet Cleaner London today on 020 7183 4119 to clean your carpet and remove any stubborn stains.

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