How do I use dawn as a carpet cleaner?

Maxine Hale
by Maxine Hale

What ratio of dawn to water did you use to shampoo carpets?

  5 answers
  • Bushra Bushra on Jun 26, 2019

    I would put one cup of water and half 1/4th cup of dawn plus add some ammonia to get rid of all the stains you have. Like half cup ammonia would do it. Put mask when you wash it on your face to avoid ammonia's smell.

    Hope it helps! Bushra

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jun 26, 2019

    In a machine? need to low sudsing type soap like HE laundry detergent What is carpet made of ? Woolite might be much better Are you asking about spot cleaners for carpets? rinsing thoroughly is key if any soap residue is left in/on carpet it will actually attract dirt causing atreas to become more soiled especially high traffic areas.Homemade Cleaners for Synthetic Carpets

    Dip a white cloth into these DIY carpet cleaners for synthetic rugs and apply to the stain. Never pour or spray the solutions directly onto carpeting.

    • Detergent solution: Mix ¼ teaspoon of a translucent liquid dishwashing detergent, such as Dawn or Joy, into one cup of lukewarm water.
    • Vinegar solution: Mix one cup of white vinegar with two cups of water.
    • Solvent solution: Use an oil solvent. Or substitute nail polish remover, such as Cutex Quick & Gentle non-acetone polish remover.

    Homemade Cleaners for Natural-Fiber Carpets

    Place these natural-fiber carpet cleaning solutions (except the solvent) in spray bottles and mist them lightly onto the stain.

    • Detergent solution: Mix one teaspoon of translucent liquid dishwashing detergent, such as Dawn or Joy, into 1 cup of lukewarm water.
    • Vinegar solution: Mix ¼ cup of white vinegar with ¼ cup of water.
    • Ammonia solution: Mix one tablespoon of clear household ammonia with ½ cup of lukewarm water.
    • Solvent solution: Same as for synthetic carpets (see above).

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jun 26, 2019

    2 tablespoons to a gallon of water

  • Everything Pretty Everything Pretty on Jun 26, 2019

    Fill the water first and then add the Dawn.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 26, 2019

    Hi Maxine,

    Here's an article that explains several methods. Part of it has been quoted, but here's the entire article. Wishing you the best.