Having carpeted flooring can be great. It’s smooth to walk on, easy on the eyes and generates a warm, homey feeling. But there is one downside to carpeted flooring that we all know all too well. When carpeted flooring isn’t taken care of, stains can really build up.
So, is there a way to keep your carpets from looking like a wild modern art painting? It is possible, as it turns out, with a little bit of imagination and creativity. From common household items to store-bought stain-removal tricks, there’s no shortage of ways to keep your carpets looking shiny and new.
In this article, we’ll talk about all the ways of carpet stain removal thus you can keep your carpets looking clean. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll hopefully feel as though you have a few new tools to use in your fight against stained, dirty carpets.
You knew this one would get on the list- easy. But it’s not just an old wives’ tale. Borax can be used to take out stains in carpets like there’s no tomorrow. Don’t be afraid to use this common-sense solution to all your carpet-stain problems.
To use this method, simply dampen the affected area, apply some borax, and let it dry. You might be smart to test the solution on a less-visible part of your carpet beforehand.
2. Baking Soda
We know, you’re probably nauseated by all the baking soda suggestions. But, by pouring baking soda over an affected area and wiping it up with a paper towel, you can really fight stains.
3. Baby Wipes
Most people have these around the house somewhere. Some like to use baby wipes in the bathroom, others for their babies. In any case, you can also use them as a carpet stain-fighter extraordinaire.
4. Ice Cubes
This one’s not really for stains, but it earns a place on our list anyhow. If we’re talking about ugliness, depressed spaces in your carpet should be considered just as well. Simply melt an ice cube on these places, and watch them go away.
5. Paint Remover
If you’re a creative type, you’ve probably had a few paint spills. Paint remover, unsurprisingly, can be used to pull these stains out. So, don’t be afraid to apply that paint remover to your precious carpets if you want to get that dark phthalo blue out of there.
6. Dry-Cleaning Fluid
Here’s one you probably hadn’t thought of. Still, you might be facepalming right now. Just work the fluid into the stain from the edges to the center and watch it disappear. Works best with butter, oil, and grease.
7. Shaving Cream
This one is simple as all-get-out. If you’ve got a juice stain or some other easy-to-do stain, get it all out in a jiffy by rubbing on some shaving cream after blotting it all out. Works like a charm.
8. Use Vinegar for Coffee and Tea
Vinegar- the miracle substance. There are many ways to use vinegar to solve stains, but the primary method is by combining equal parts white vinegar and water, and simply blotting the stain out.
9. Cornstarch and Milk
Great for oil stains and grease stains, this mixture really does the trick. Make a paste with milk and cornstarch, and allow to dry on the stain for a few hours. After this, simply break the splotch up and vacuum up.
10. Use Salt
Using salt is just one of those ways you can boost the stain-fighting power of another DIY stain-remover. If you’ve already tried another method, you might try this in addition.
11. WD-40 for Ink Stains
You know it from making doors not squeak and stuck things move. But did you know you can spray it on an ink stain and use a regular sponge to clean the stain right up?
12. Don’t Fear Hydrogen Peroxide
You may have heard it’s all a sham, but hydrogen peroxide can really help. Mix with tartar cream to form a stain-fighting solution you’ve been praying for.
13. Use Beer
Using beer can be a great way to rub out stains. Just apply a bit of beer on top of your stain to lift it right up. Just like magic.
14. Use Meat Tenderiser
This one is really only for blood stains. As you might guess. Just by adding equal parts cold water and meat tenderiser, you can get blood stains right out. Simply apply the mixture, let stand for 30 minutes, and sponge off with cold water.
15. Club Soda
You may have seen it on Larry David’s club soda and salt show, but it’s no joke. Blot up urine stains, soak with club soda, blot a second time, and apply some watered-down carpet shampoo to create an excellent stain-fighting mixture that will leave you wanting no more.
We hope you enjoyed these stain removal tips. Do you have any other remedies that work well on removing stains? Please share them below.