Carpet stains are the most frustrating kind of stain.
Nothing worse than everytime you walk into a room being faced with a big nasty stain on the ground.
At least on a pillow you can flip it and keep it out of sight and out of mind. But not with a carpet.
So you need to be able to clean it.
But how? Well, it depends on how severe the stain is, how quickly you cleaned it up in the first place and what sort of carpet you have.
But I’ve gathered together quite a few different solutions for carpet stain removal so you can give them a go and see how you get on! Let’s get to it.
1. Buy A Dedicated Carpet Cleaning Solution
There may be all sorts of tips and tricks and don’t worry I’m going to get to those, but first off let’s look at buying a carpet stain remover.
Because they straight up work.
Like this Dr Beckmann Carpet Stain Remover, it’s got a built-in brush head so you just poke a small hole to let the soap into the brush and scrub like mad. Give it a towel down after and let it dry. Then if there’s still a stain left you just go again until there isn’t, simple!
Works really well on all sorts of stains, red wine, coffee, ink and old or new ones. Really great for spot cleaning and it doesn’t cost much at all.
Or you can use a carpet cleaning machine if you’re a serious homekeeper!
But if you’d rather not use any chemicals keep reading.
2. Baking Soda and Vinegar
There are very few things I think baking soda and vinegar don’t manage to clean, and carpet stains are no different.
If you’re familiar with these wonderful ingredients you’ll know the score.
Just pour a little baking soda over the area, sprinkle on some baking soda and let it sit and fizz. Leave it for about half an hour to an hour then wipe it down with a clean towel. Leave to dry and vacuum anything that’s left up!
The results are a bit mixed depending on the stain but if you want to keep it natural this is the way to go.
3. Steam and Iron
This one’s a little different and handy because you probably have everything in to give it a go.
You just spray the area with a little water or pour a little on if you don’t have a spray bottle.
Then place a clean tea towel over the area then iron it on the highest steam setting, the stain should lift out and transfer to the tea towel!
This’ll work best on a fresher stain, old stains not so much but it’s well worth a go since you probably have an iron in the house anyway.
Those are the three main methods that you can use for pretty much any stain. I’d always go with the dedicated cleaning product but if you’d rather not try baking soda and vinegar.
And if your stain is still there then check out some of these other ideas.
If you have something that was quite a wet stain you can damp the area and sprinkle with salt.
The salt dries up any moisture that was in the stain in the carpet and causes them to flake off, so when it dries you just run a vacuum over the top and it should be clean!
5. Toothbrush or Nail Brush
Nothing like a good bit of elbow grease to sort things out, so get out an old toothbrush or even a nail brush and get scrubbing! Good ol’ soap, warm water and hard work is always a good starting point.
If you’ve got a tea or coffee stain that simply won’t give then try pouring a little beer on to it and giving it a scrub and sponge down.
Not a really dark beer like Guinness but a lighter lager that won’t leave more of a stain will be just fine.
Not something that most people have in their house but it is really effective at getting rid of blood stains that have made their way into the carpet.
8. Make up Removal Wipes
Spilled makeup on the floor? Why not use a makeup removal wipe on it to loosen up the makeup stain then give it a good rub with a sponge to get it out the carpet.
9. Baby Wipes
Baby wipes are a great carpet cleaning alternative, there just damp enough to loosen the stain and absorbent enough that they lift it away too!
10. Paint remover
Got nail paint on the carpet? Or any other paint for that matter, spray or dab some paint remover on it and give it a scrub, maybe a vacuum after to pick up any loose bits that are left over.
And there we have it! Be sure to give this a share if you found it helpful!