Tips to Getting the Most From Your Carpets Do it Yourself Guides

Dealing with Stains and Spills

DON'T - Rub the stain
DON'T - Pull at loose tufts of carpet
DON'T - Over wet the carpet if attempting to remove stains
DON'T - Use bleach on carpets unless they’re 100% polypropylene

How to remove WINE STAINS from carpet:

  • Don’t let the stain settle. Act as fast as possible. It may be after midnight - do it now - you'll be glad you did !!!!
  • Using a white cloth, blot, DON'T RUB the stain. The more you can soak up, the less you’ll have to remove.
  • After you have blotted, pour a bit of cold water directly onto the wine stain – this will dilute the remains of the stain.
  • Keep on blotting until no more of the stain comes out. Remember, no rubbing!

And if that doesn’t work… try this:

  • Blot as much of the stain as possible – use paper towels or a clean cloth.
  • Pour two cups of warm water into a small bowl. Then mix one tablespoon of white vinegar and one tablespoon of a dishwashing liquid together.
  • Dip a clean sponge into the bowl and apply the solution directly onto the wine stain - blotting only - DON'T  RUB !
  • Continue blotting until the stain has lifted.
  • Make a baking soda paste by mixing a three-to-one ratio of water to baking soda
  • Apply to the stain. Once the paste is dry, vacuum the stain.

DON'T - Rub the stain
DON'T - Pull at loose tufts of carpet
DON'T - Over wet the carpet if attempting to remove stains
DON'T - Use bleach on carpets unless they’re 100% polypropylene

As soon as you notice the wax stain, it’s important to take action. The longer it sits on the carpet, the harder the stain will be to remove.

  • Fill a plastic bag with ice. Lay this directly onto the stain and let it freeze the wax for a few minutes.
  • Remove the plastic bag and start to scrape the wax off the carpet using a blunt knife.
  • Lay a clean cloth or a brown paper bag directly over the affected area of the carpet.
  • Using a warm iron, slowly press the iron on top of the paper bag or cloth. The material should start to absorb the wax and lift it off the carpet.
  • Repeat this until the wax disappears.

  • Remove any excess by blotting the stain with a paper or cotton towel.
  • Blot until the liquid no longer transfers onto the cloth.
  • Pour a small amount of water onto the stained area. Keep on blotting up the liquid.
  • If the stain still remains, sponge white vinegar diluted 1:1 with water onto the stain.
    TOP TIP: Test the vinegar in a hidden spot first, as it can bleach your carpet.
  •  Leave to sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • Rinse and blot up the liquid with a clean white cloth.

  • Blot up as much of the excess spill as possible using a clean cloth or paper towel.
  • Apply a spot remover to the cloth and blot. Repeat until there's no more stain transfers to the cloth.
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water to remove any residues.
  • Remove any excess water with a cloth. Brush with a soft brush if needed and allow to dry.
  • Groom the carpet with a soft brush to align the pile.If needed repeat the process.

  • Blot with a clean cloth and cold water.
  • Remove as much of the stain as possible.
  • Blot washing up liquid onto the stain with a clean cloth.
  • Use small, circular motions to remove the stain.
  • Remove any excess water with a cloth. Brush with a soft brush if needs be.
    Allow to dry.
  • Repeat if necessary!

DON'T - Rub the stain
DON'T - Pull at loose tufts of carpet
DON'T - Over wet the carpet if attempting to remove stains
DON'T - Use bleach on carpets unless they’re 100% polypropylene

  • Apply white or mineral spirit to a clean cloth and place over the stain. Test on an inconspicuous area of the carpet first to prevent permanent damage.
  • Leave for two minutes, then blot. Repeat until the stain no longer transfers to the cloth. 
  • Apply a spot of remover to a cloth and blot. Repeat until no more of the stain transfers to the cloth.
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water to remove any residue.
  • Dry the area with a white cloth or paper towel.
  • Groom the cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile. If all else fails, it will require professional cleaning.

DON'T - Rub the stain
DON'T - Pull at loose tufts of carpet
DON'T - Over wet the carpet if attempting to remove stains
DON'T - Use bleach on carpets unless they’re 100% polypropylene

  • Firstly, give the mud time to dry...
  • Vacuum the muddy area thoroughly.
  • Apply a carpet shampoo to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth.
  • Apply a spot remover to a cloth and blot. Repeat until the stain no longer transfers to the cloth.
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water to remove any residue.
  • Dry the treated area with a white cloth or paper towel.
  • Groom the cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile. If all else fails, find an approved carpet cleaner.

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