Homemade Carpet Stain Removers

Find yourself with a big stain on your carpet right before you have company coming over? We have some quick fixes for you to get that stain out of your carpet.

1. Beer. Yes, you might be surprised to know that beer will lift coffee or tea stains out of your rug. Pour a bit of beer lightly into the material, then rub it in gently. You may have to repeat the process a few times to remove all traces of the stain.

2. Ammonia. Lift stains from your carpet or upholstery by sponging them with 1 cup of clear ammonia in a half gallon of warm water. Let it dry thoroughly, and then repeat if needed.

3. Vinegar. This is the superhero of stain removal. Try this formula to remove a variety of common stains. Rub light carpet stains with a mixture of 2 tablespoons salt dissolved in 1/2 cup white vinegar. Let the solution dry, and then vacuum. For larger or darker stains, add 2 tablespoons of borax to the mixture and use it in the same way.

4. Shaving Cream. Your child may be sorry for spilling a little juice on the carpet, but you can make it better with some shaving cream on the spot. Blot the stain, pat it with a wet sponge, and squirt some shaving cream on it. Then, wipe it clean with a damp sponge. Shaving cream also works great on grease and oil stains. Simply work the cream into the stain, let it dry, and rub it off with a damp soft cloth.

5. Cornstarch. Oh no! You got ink on the carpet! In this case, a little spilled milk might save you from crying. Mix the milk with cornstarch to make a paste. Apply the past to the stain, allow it to dry, then brush off the residue and vacuum it up. Cornstarch is also great for soaking up grease and oil stains. Sprinkle the spots liberally, let it sit for several hours, and vacuum it up.

6. Salt. If you’ve spilled red whine on your white carpet, don’t panic. While the red wine is still wet, pour some white wine on it to dilute the color. Then, clean the spot with a sponge and cold water. Sprinkle the area with salt and wait for about 10 minutes. Now, vacuum up the mess.

7. Hydrogen Peroxide. Can’t tell what the stain is, but still want to remove it? Try this sure-fire homemade remover: mix a teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little cream of tartar or a dab of non-gel toothpaste. Rub the paste on the stain with a soft cloth. Rinse. The stain, whatever it was, should be gone in no time!

Of course, the best way to rid your home of stains is to call carpet cleaning specialists in Orlando. We can help you get your carpet looking like new before you know it! Contact us today for the best rates and options on clean carpets. You’ll love our service.

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