How to Get Really Tough Stains Out of Carpet

Wondering how to get really tough stains out of carpet? Whether you have spilt some red wine, or dropped a plate of bolognese, removing stains can be an incredibly frustrating. Fortunately, with these simple steps, removing tough stains from your carpet couldn’t be easier.

What Do I Need to Remove a Tough Stain?

While there are a number of different stain removal techniques, these items can be used for on the majority of household stains. You will need:

  • A white towel or cloth
  • White vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Spray Bottle

For more specific stain removal tips, check out our stain removal guides for wine, bad odours, candle wax and nail polish.

Step 1: Removing the Cause of the Stain

For the likes of food stains, you should first get the food off of your carpet. When doing so, try to avoid covering more of the carpet in the food, keeping the stained area to a minimum. Once the area is cleared, the stained area may be wet, if so, you should dab the area with a dry, white towel to remove as much of the moisture as possible.

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For stains caused by the spillage of a liquid, use a white towel to carefully blot the area, removing as much of the moisture as possible. A white towel should be used to ensure that no colouring from the towel is transferred onto the carpet.

Step 2: How to Get Really Tough Stains Out of Carpet

Once the area has been cleared as much as possible, it is time to start removing the actual stain from your carpet. Fill your spray bottle with  ¼ cup of white vinegar, a tablespoon of dish  soap then fill the remainder of the bottle with water. Give the bottle a little shake before spraying the affected area. The area should then be left to soak for at least 5-10 minutes.

Step 3: Blot

After the solution has been left to soak into the stain, use a dry, clean white towel to blot the area until the stain is completely removed. If you find that the stain does not fully come out, you may wish to try a carpet cleaning solution from the supermarket, or repeat the process until the stain has been completely removed.

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