Carpet Stain Removal Guides

Tips and tricks for stain removing on carpet

Below is a list of many common stains and possible issues you might face with carpets. Find your item and then its corresponding letter, then match up with the following list, the solution.

beer
blood
butter
cheese
chewing gum
chocolate
cooking oil
crayon
dye
earth (dirt)
egg
excrement
fruit juices
furniture polish
B
B
C
B
H
A
C
C
G
B
B
B
A
C
glue (hobby)
glue (household)
grease (food)
grease (car)
hair oil
hair spray
hand lotion
ice cream
lard
linseed oil
lipstick
lollies
makeup
machine oil
A,K
K
B
C
C
C
C
B
C
C
C
B
C
C
mascara
mayonnaise
milk
mixed drinks, liqueurs
mud
nail polish
paint (latex)
paint (oil base)
pet food
rust
shoe polish (liquid)
shoe polish (paste)
soft drinks
solder (liquid)
C
B
B
A
B
K
C
J
A
D
J
C
A
G
starch
texta markers
tea
tomato sauce
toothpaste
urine (dry or wet)
varnish
vaseline
vomit
wax (candle)
wax (paste)
wine (red or white)
B
C
C
A
A
E
C
C
B
H
C
A&B

Solutions

Follow the step by step procedures listed in sequence. This should ensure the removal of most carpet stains. Ensure you do not rub carpet areas but apply in a dabbing motion. Additionally make sure to trial stain removal method in an inconspicuous place on your carpet!

A

Water – blot – detergent – blot detergent – blot – water – blot.

B

Detergent – blot – ammonia . blot – detergent – blot . water . blot. For blood ingredients must be cold.

C

Dry cleaning solvent – detergent – blot – water – blot.

D

Detergent – blot – white vinegar – detergent – blot – water – blot. If any stains remain, follow step K.

E

Detergent – blot – ammonia – blot – white vinegar – blot – detergent – blot – water – blot.

F

Detergent – blot – white vinegar – blot – ammonia – blot – water – blot.

G

Seek help from professional carpet cleaners.

H

Freeze with ice cube – shatter with blunt object – vacuum up chips – apply dry cleaning solvent – wait several minutes – blot – repeat if necessary.

J

Dry cleaning solvent – wait several minutes – blot – detergent – blot – water – blot.

K

Methylated spirits – blot – repeat if necessary. Pre test as you would all solutions.

L

Apply nail polish remover (non oily) with cotton bud and remove using plain paper towel – blot – repeat.

* Please Note

Whilst all care has been taken in the preparation of this information, it is a guide only. Due to variations in local conditions and carpet fibres, no guarantee or liability by Flooring Design or any party related to, will be accepted in relation to stain removal information.

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