STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE

REMOVING STAINS

From RUGS

BASIC INFO

Use this rug stain removal guide to help you with many common household stains. These are our best tips and tricks on how to get stains out of carpet and rugs.

Spills of virtually any nature may be removed without creating permanent stains if taken care of right away. If necessary, dilute the spill with a moderate amount of water, then blot the wet area until all of the moisture is removed.

Brush or scrape any excess immediately to prevent penetration and chemical reaction with fibers and colors.

For colored spills, turn the rug over and pour water from the backside of the rug, flushing the spill out the front.

BEER
BEER STAIN REMOVAL
  1. Cold water, carefully following instructions to the LEFT (“Spills”).
  2. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
  3. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
  4. Small amount of dry cleaning solvent
BLOOD
BLOOD STAIN REMOVAL
  1. Cold water, carefully following instructions to the LEFT (“Spills”).
  2. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
  3. 1 Tablespoon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water (You must follow this treatment with neutralizing vinegar solution. See below.)
  4. Enzyme detergent solution mixed according to box & rinsed
CAKE
CAKE STAIN REMOVAL
  1. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
  2. 1 Tablespooon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water (You must follow this treatment with neutralizing vinegar solution. See below.)
  3. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
  4. Enzyme detergent solution mixed according to box & rinsed
CHOCOLATE
CHOCOLATE STAIN REMOVAL
  1. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
  2. 1 Tablespooon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water (You must follow this treatment with neutralizing vinegar solution. See below.)
  3. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
  4. Enzyme detergent solution mixed according to box & rinsed
COFFEE
COFFEE STAIN REMOVAL
  1. Cold water, carefully following instructions to the LEFT (“Spills”).
  2. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
  3. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
  4. Enzyme detergent solution mixed according to box & rinsed
  5. Small amount of dry cleaning solvent
COLA
COLA STAIN REMOVAL
  1. Cold water, carefully following instructions to the LEFT (“Spills”).
  2. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
  3. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
  4. Small amount of dry cleaning solvent
CRAYON
CRAYON STAIN REMOVAL
  1. Dampen a clean towel with isopropyl alcohol and blot stain. Allow to dry. Brush lightly with a solution of water and vinegar.
EGGS
EGGS STAIN REMOVAL
  1. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
  2. 1 Tablespoon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water (You must follow this treatment with neutralizing vinegar solution. See below.)
  3. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
  4. Enzyme detergent solution mixed according to box & rinsed
LIPSTICK
LIPSTICK STAIN REMOVAL
  1. Small amount of dry cleaning solvent
  2. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
  3. 1 Tablespooon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water (You must follow this treatment with neutralizing vinegar solution. See below.)
  4. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
MILK
MILK STAIN REMOVAL
  1. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
  2. 1 Tablespooon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water (You must follow this treatment with neutralizing vinegar solution. See below.)
  3. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
  4. Enzyme detergent solution mixed according to box & rinsed
  5. Small amount of dry cleaning solvent
MUSTARD
MUSTARD STAIN REMOVAL
  1. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
  2. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
  3. Enzyme detergent solution mixed according to box & rinsed
OIL
OIL STAIN REMOVAL
  1. Small amount of dry cleaning solvent
  2. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
  3. 1 Tablespooon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water (You must follow this treatment with neutralizing vinegar solution. See below.)
  4. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
SAUCE
SAUCE STAIN REMOVAL
  1. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
  2. 1 Tablespoon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water (You must follow this treatment with neutralizing vinegar solution. See below.)
  3. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
  4. Enzyme detergent solution mixed according to box & rinsed
  5. Small amount of dry cleaning solvent
TEA
TEA STAIN REMOVAL
  1. Cold water, carefully following instructions to the LEFT (“Spills”).
  2. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
  3. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
  4. Enzyme detergent solution mixed according to box & rinsed
  5. Small amount of dry cleaning solvent
WINE
WINE STAIN REMOVAL
  1. Cold water, carefully following instructions to the LEFT (“Spills”).
  2. Carpet shampoo or detergent solution (1 teaspoon clear dish liquid in 1 cup warm (not hot) water. Always rinse well. Blot dry immediately.
  3. 1/3 cup white household vinegar in 2/3 cup water
  4. Small amount of dry cleaning solvent