How do you remove a stain from carpet?

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  • It depends on the type of stain, Karen. Here's a link that addresses many different ones:

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Apr 28, 2019

    If the stain is small then layer paper towels on to absorb as much liquid as possible. Mix some oxygenated cleaner like OxyClean or Awesome Orange on a wet sponge and scrub. Most of the stain will come out. Then mix the same powder into the tank of a carpet steamer with water and rinse. You can also try Spot Shot foam.


  • We've had success with pouring vinegar on the stain and letting it sit for a couple minutes. Then coming back with hot water and scrubbing the stain.

  • Linda Linda on Apr 29, 2019

    1st test this suggestion in a inconspectuious small section of carpet. Take baking soda and make a paste with Dawn liquid soap. Consistency should be like a thick gravy. To this add hydrogen peroxide. Mix and place on stain assuring area is covered, using fingers to work in. Leave on stain until dry, a couple of hours. Make sure pets are secluded from area. Once dry, rub with fingers to loosen mixtures. Vacuum up. Take luke-warm water on rag and wipe up, stroking area from outside edge of stain to inner portion. Continue to wipe with wet rag, rinsing each time.

  • Maura White Maura White on May 05, 2019


  • Judy Judy on May 05, 2019

    I would first block the staying with cool water to get up as much as whatever it is that you have in there. Identify the stain if it is a protein stain such as blood or is it something like wine or pet stain? Find the appropriate cleaner for that type of stain and that usually does the job. If you don’t know what it is try a little bit of Dawn dish soap and hydrogen peroxide if it won’t take the color out of your rug. Apply with a toothbrush to scrub rinse and blot

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