Tips to remove stains from rugs

Tips to remove stains from rugs

by Mehdi Tavakoli on Jun 24, 2024

Comprehensive Guide to Removing Stains from Rugs/Carpets

removing stains is a complext thing to do , however some of the stains look non-removeable, it is possible to remov that, here we have provided some Tips to remove stains from rugs.

How to Remove Tea and Coffee Stains from a Rug/Carpet

  1. Start by collecting any excess liquid with a spoon.
  2. Prepare a diluted solution of water and a small amount of dish soap.
  3. Using a white towel or cloth, begin cleaning from the outer edge of the stain to prevent it from spreading.
  4. Rinse the stain thoroughly with water.
  5. Dry the carpet with a clean, white towel.
  6. Vacuum the area of the carpet where the stain was.

If the tea or coffee stain is old, apply a paste of baking soda and white vinegar to the stain, gently tap it to penetrate the stain, and then wash the carpet again with the dish soap solution.


How to Remove Oil Stains from a Rug/Carpet

an Oil stain on a wall-to-wall carpet and how to clean it

  1. Sprinkle a layer of cornstarch or baking soda over the stain and wait 15 minutes for the oil to be absorbed.
  2. Vacuum the cornstarch off the carpet.
  3. Prepare a diluted solution of water and dish soap.
  4. Apply the solution to the stain with a towel or sponge.
  5. Rinse the carpet thoroughly with water.
  6. Dry the carpet with a clean towel.
  7. Always use a white, non-patterned towel or cloth to ensure no color or pattern transfers to the carpet.

How to Remove Wax Stains from a Rug/Carpet

removing wax stain on rugs

  1. Fill a plastic bag with ice and place it on the wax stain to harden the wax.
  2. Use the back of a knife or a card to remove the hardened wax from the carpet.
  3. If any wax remains, carefully cut it out with small scissors.


How to Remove Chewing Gum Stains from a Rug/Carpet

chewing gum stain on a carpet

  1. Place ice on the gum.
  2. Once the gum hardens, remove it from the carpet.
  3. If any gum residue remains, continue applying ice and then use fine sandpaper to clean the hardened gum. Be careful to ensure the gum is hard before using the sandpaper to avoid spreading the stain.

How to Remove Nail Polish Stains from a Rug/Carpet

nail polish stain on a rug

  1. Remove any excess polish with a spoon or knife without spreading the stain.
  2. Carefully read the nail polish bottle. If it contains "acetate," do not use acetone as it will damage the carpet.
  3. If the polish does not contain "acetate," test acetone on an inconspicuous area of the carpet first to ensure it doesn’t change the carpet's color.
  4. If the carpet fibers do not change color, use a cotton swab or dropper to apply acetone to the stain slowly from the outer edge.
  5. Wipe the acetone with a white cloth. Ensure the acetone does not penetrate deeply into the carpet.
  6. Rinse the area thoroughly with water.
  7. If the stain persists, consider professional carpet cleaning services.


How to Remove Urine Stains from a Rug/Carpet

removing pet urine stain from a carpet

  1. Blot the urine with an old cloth or newspaper to absorb as much moisture as possible.
  2. Dilute carpet shampoo with water.
  3. Apply the cleaning solution to the stain.
  4. Rinse the stain with cold water.
  5. Use a white towel to remove excess water to prevent any odor.

How to Remove Cigarette Burns from a Rug/Carpet

  1. If the burn is minor, use fine sandpaper to gently rub away the burned fibers.

How to Remove Food Stains from a Rug/Carpet

food stain on a rug

  1. Remove any solid food pieces from the carpet.
  2. Use a spoon to remove any remaining grease or moisture.
  3. Prepare a diluted solution of water and carpet shampoo or dish soap.
  4. Apply the cleaning solution to the stain.
  5. Rinse the carpet with lukewarm water.
  6. Blot the carpet with a towel to remove excess water.
  7. Place the carpet in an open area to air dry completely.

How to Remove Wine Stains from a Rug/Carpet

wine stain on carpet

  1. Blot the wine stain immediately with a clean, white cloth or paper towel to absorb as much liquid as possible. Avoid rubbing, as this can spread the stain.
  2. Prepare a solution of one part white vinegar, one part water, and a small amount of dish soap.
  3. Using a white cloth, apply the solution to the stain, starting from the outer edge and working inward to prevent the stain from spreading.
  4. Blot the stain with a dry cloth to absorb the cleaning solution and the wine.
  5. Rinse the area with cold water to remove any remaining cleaning solution.
  6. Blot the area again with a clean, dry cloth to remove excess moisture.
  7. If the stain persists, sprinkle baking soda over the damp area and let it sit for a few hours to absorb any remaining wine. Vacuum the baking soda once it’s dry.

Experience has shown that having a high-quality carpet makes stain removal much easier. When purchasing a quality carpet, ensure you buy from reputable brands like RugSpot Rugs.