How to Clean Special Carpet Stains

How to Clean Special Carpet Stains

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Here’s part 4 in our series on cleaning every type of carpet stain you can think of.   (You can find previous posts here.)  This week is a list of special stains that don’t happen every day, but you definitely want to know how to clean them if they ever happen. So here it is: short, sweet, and to the point.

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Fat, Oil, and Wax

Place a paper towel over the carpet and iron on warm setting. The wax, fat, or oil should come up off the carpet and stick to the paper towel.


Cigarette Burns

These can be removed by gently rubbing the pile with the edge of a hard and flat surface, such as a dull knife.



Moisten a cotton ball or soft cloth with rubbing alcohol and press it on the affected area. Once the glue residue is thoroughly moistened, gently wipe it off and repeat until the carpet is clean.


Wax and Gum

Use ice to freeze the wax or gum, then shatter it with a blunt object, such as a spoon. Vacuum before the pieces soften, and blot the carpet with a white towel.


Nail Polish

Blot the area with a rag dipped in nail polish remover.



Absorb as much as possible with white towels, then blot with a damp, cool cloth. Next, spray or blot with a solution of one part white vinegar to one part water. Finally, apply a solution of 1/2 teaspoon of clear, mild, nonbleach detergent mixed with 32 ounces of water, rinse, and blot dry.



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