Quick Guide for Getting Rid of Carpet Stains
Let’s face it – sooner or later a spill will stain your beautiful carpet. Before you panic, rest assured knowing that there are many simple and fast ways to get rid of that unsightly stain. Always test any cleaning method in an inconspicuous area first.
  • Ammonia. Mix a cup of clear ammonia with a half-gallon of warm water. Dip a sponge into the solution and use it on the stained area of carpeting. Let the carpet dry completely. If it doesn’t remove the stain, repeat the process.
  • Vinegar. For lighter stains, you can use a couple tablespoons of salt and a half cup of white vinegar. Pour the solution over the stain and let it dry completely. Once dried, vacuum over the spot. For dark stains, mix a couple tablespoons of borax with white vinegar and pour it over the stain. Let it dry and vacuum over the once-stained area. For fruit juice stains, mix a tablespoon of laundry detergent with a couple tablespoons of white vinegar and two cups of warm water. Dip a sponge into the solution and use it over the stained carpeting. For coffee, soda or tea stains, use equal parts warm water and vinegar on the stain.
  • Cornstarch. If you have spilled ink or have marker and crayon stains on the carpet, mix milk with cornstarch until it forms a paste. Apply the paste over the stain and let it sit for a few hours until it dries. Wipe the mixture away and vacuum.
  • Shaving cream. Use a warm, wet sponge on the stained area, and then apply a small dab of shaving cream on top of it. Then, use a wet sponge to wipe the area clean. This is often used to clean juices, grease and fatty oils.
  • Salt. Salt can be used to take care of red wine spills on your carpet. Once you notice the spill, quickly apply a white wine over the surface of the stained floor. Next, use a wet sponge to dab and blot at the area. Then, pour a small amount of salt on top of the carpet. Wait a few minutes and then vacuum over the spot.

We hope that this list of interesting materials helps you remove even the toughest stains from your carpeting.