How do I get foot oil out of carpeting?

by Janinpa

Certain areas show this, eg. in front of a recliner and a larger area coming in from stairs. It's from wearing socks in the house.

  4 answers
  • Mary Mary on Jul 07, 2019

    I bought a can of spray "Spot Shot" and it took out grease, mascara and lipstick stains in my carpet. I bought mine at Dollar General, but certain other store sell it.

    You could also try baby powder and let it sit for a day or so. Good luck!

  • Deb K Deb K on Jul 07, 2019

    Hi Janet, hope this helps you

    Mix one quart of water with one-fourth teaspoon of dishwashing liquid. Make sure the dishwashing liquid is a brand that doesn't contain lanolin or bleach. Apply this water and dishwashing liquid mixture with a sponge directly onto the stain. Blot the affected area of the carpet until the oil stain is no longer visible

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jul 08, 2019

    Janinpa....Try Blue Magic from AutoZone. It works on lots of carpet and fabric.

    • Janinpa Janinpa on Jul 10, 2019

      Tinyshoes…….I'll be checking Blue Magic out. Never heard of it.

      Thanks lots!

  • LisawithGary Shaw LisawithGary Shaw on Jul 10, 2019

    Dishwashing liquid removes grease from just about anything, i use it on everything that has grease stains, clothing, pet beds, floors, patio furniture, door mats and carpets.

    • Janinpa Janinpa on Jul 10, 2019

      Thanks lots! Regular electric carpet cleaner took it out for awhile. It came back. Probably needed a more deeper clean.