How to Get Rid of Carpet Stains

There is nothing worse than staining your brand new cream carpet, oh wait, there is! Staining someone else’s brand new cream carpet! I am a little clumsy at times, and I remember going over people’s houses and drinking a glass of red wine and being on edge the whole time. Or what if your child has trampled in with muddy shoes? What do you do? If you act fast and follow these tips, you will never have to worry about your carpets again.

 How to Get Rid of Carpet Stains

Red Wine

Let’s start with the worst culprit- the red wine! Act fast and blot the stain with some kitchen roll, next spray a carpet cleaner onto the stain (I find Vanish works extremely well) and work the foam gently into the carpet with a damp sponge. You should see the stain lift immediately. Leave to dry and hoover.

 

Candle Wax

So how do you get rid of carpet stains such as wax? It’s best to leave the wax cool before you do anything. Next use a blunt knife and scrape of as much wax as you can. If there is any left place a kitchen roll over the area and iron. The wax will melt and stick to the kitchen roll. Repeat until the wax is fully gone.

 

Ink

Spray the area with WD-40 and leave to soak for a few minutes. Get a bowl of warm soapy water and a clean sponge and wipe the area (don’t rub it as this will ruin the surface of the carpet and allow the stain to spread further). Dry the area by blotting with kitchen roll and then rinse the area with warm water (and then dry again).

 

Nail varnish

Scoop off as much of the excess as you can with a spoon. Then use non-oily nail varnish remover and on cotton wool pad and dab the area gently (make sure to do a test patch on an unseen area of carpet as the acetone in the nail varnish remover may lighten the colour of the carpet). If the stain persists, use a little methylated spirits.

 

Urine

Our next tip in how to get rid of carpet stains is how to clean up urine. Cats, puppy dogs, children can all be guilty of this, it is just important to get this up as quick as possible! Blot out as much of the moisture as possible with kitchen roll.  Poor a little soda water on the area to help bring out the stain further (then dry with more kitchen roll). Next spray with a carpet stain remover and work in the foam with a clean sponge. Rinse with water and another clean sponge. Finally spray with a deodorising spray to remove any potential lasting odours.

 

Mud

Don’t worry! This is easy to clean up. Leave the mud dry then simply hoover up. If there is a slight stain you can always apply a little carpet shampoo.

 

So I hope that helps! A few tips on how to remover carpet stains. There is no more worrying about your carpets, with the correct know-how you can remove almost any stain.