3 RECIPES YOU CAN USE TO
REMOVE ALMOST EVERY SPOT AND STAIN FROM YOUR CARPET
TYPE OF STAIN Oily,
foodstuff, including coffee, mustard, tea, soft drinks, beer,
wine, vomit, urine, excrement
Mix one tablespoon of mild carpet detergent, 1/3 cup of white
vinegar and 2/3-cup water. Remove excess materials by absorbing
liquids and scraping semi-solids. Apply solutions. Blot the
carpet and gently brush the pile. Apply many layers of toweling
over the affected area. Weigh down. Leave until dry.
TYPE OF STAIN
Starches, sugars and foodstuffs, such as egg, milk, blood,
candy, ice cream, chocolate, sugar stains, salad dressing.
Mix one cup of water, two tablespoons of ammonia, and one
tablespoon of mild carpet detergent. Remove excess materials,
absorbing liquids and scraping semi-solids. Apply the solution.
Blot the carpet and gently brush the pile. Apply many layers
of toweling over affected area. Weigh down. Leave until dry.
When dry, brush the pile gently.
TYPE OF STAIN
Heavy grease and oil, including gum, oil, tar, inks, wax,
butter, grease, household cement.
Remove excess material. Apply a non-flammable dry-cleaning
solvent. Brush the pile gently.
all cleaning agents in an inconspicuous area to make sure
they are colorfast. Do not attempt to remove these stains:
Lipstick, rouge, nail polish, rust, dried mustard, furniture
stains, candle wax. These stains require special reagents
or techniques to be used by professional carpet cleaners only.
carpet owners put agents and compounds on their carpeting
in hopes they will remove spots and stains. Often these agents
become more of a problem than the original spot. If the spot
doesn’t come out using the suggestion above, don’t
risk damaging your carpet. Call a professional carpet cleaner
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Last modified: Wednesday August 14, 2002.