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Carpet Stain Removal Center

No carpet is stain proof, but since many are stain resistant, you have time to act. It is very important to treat your specific spill as accurately as possible. For example, a water-based substance will require a different cleaning method than an oil-based substance. Shaw has provided cleaning methods for over 40 potential spills, so be sure to select the one that most closely matches.

 

The Carpet Stain Center by Shaw application is a free download from the iPhone app store and is compatible with iPhone and the iPad.

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Betadine - PROFESSIONAL CLEANER •These stains should be removed only by a professional cleaner.

 

Cola Drinks - WATER SOLUBLE STAINS

What you will need: •Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Hydrogen Peroxide/Ammonia solution- mix 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide (3% solution available in drug stores) with one teaspoon undiluted, unscented clear, non sudsy, household ammonia. Mixture must be used within two hours of mixing. White vinegar Clean dry cloths Paper towels Plastic Wrap Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub If stain is removed, follow with step 5 and stop. If spot is not removed, continue with step 6. Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. If spot remains, apply ammonia using a damp cloth. Blot, do not rub or scrub. Apply hydrogen peroxide/ammonia solution, let stand for 2-3 hours under a weighted sheet of plastic wrap. (for weight use a water bottle or glass baking dish) Repeat application of hydrogen peroxide/ammonia solution and allow to dry until removal is complete. Apply undiluted white vinegar using a clean dry cloth only after stain is removed. Apply water with a damp towel to rinse. Blot. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours.

 

Cosmetics - SOLUBLE STAINS

What you will need: •Solvent- Liquid, non oily, non caustic type sold for spot removal from garments. Use products for grease, oil and tar removal such as Carbona and Afta. Do not apply directly to the carpet to prevent damage. Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Apply solvent to dry towel/cloth. Blot- don't rub or scrub. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until there is no longer transfer Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat steps 4-8.

 

Crayon - OIL-BASED STAINS

What you will need: •Solvent- Liquid, non oily, non caustic type sold for spot removal from garments. Use products for grease, oil and tar removal such as Carbona and Afta. Do not apply directly to the carpet to prevent damage. Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Apply solvent to dry towel/cloth. Blot- don't rub or scrub. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until there is no longer transfer Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat steps 4-8.

 

De-Icer (Calcium Chloride) - WATER SOLUBLE STAINS

Vacuum thoroughly, then clean as if: WATER SOLUBLE STAINS What you will need: •Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat.

 

Excrement - WATER SOLUBLE STAINS

What you will need: •Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat.

 

Food Dyes - WATER SOLUBLE STAINS

What you will need: •Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Hydrogen Peroxide/Ammonia solution- mix 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide (3% solution available in drug stores) with one teaspoon undiluted, unscented clear, non sudsy, household ammonia. Mixture must be used within two hours of mixing. White vinegar Clean dry cloths Paper towels Plastic Wrap Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub If stain is removed, follow with step 5 and stop. If spot is not removed, continue with step 6. Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. If spot remains, apply ammonia using a damp cloth. Blot, do not rub or scrub. Apply hydrogen peroxide/ammonia solution, let stand for 2-3 hours under a weighted sheet of plastic wrap. (for weight use a water bottle or glass baking dish) Repeat application of hydrogen peroxide/ammonia solution and allow to dry until removal is complete. Apply undiluted white vinegar using a clean dry cloth only after stain is removed. Apply water with a damp towel to rinse. Blot. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours.

 

Furniture Polish - FURNITURE POLISH

What you will need: •Solvent- Liquid, non oily, non caustic type sold for spot removal from garments. Use products for grease, oil and tar removal such as Carbona and Afta. Do not apply directly to the carpet to prevent damage. Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Apply solvent to dry towel/cloth. Blot- don't rub or scrub. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until there is no longer transfer Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat steps 4-8. . Or try a professional cleaner.

 

Glue (White) - WATER SOLUBLE STAINS

What you will need: •Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat.

 

Gravy - WATER SOLUBLE STAINS

What you will need: •Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat.

 

Grease (Auto) - OIL-BASED STAINS

What you will need: •Solvent- Liquid, non oily, non caustic type sold for spot removal from garments. Use products for grease, oil and tar removal such as Carbona and Afta. Do not apply directly to the carpet to prevent damage. Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Apply solvent to dry towel/cloth. Blot- don't rub or scrub. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until there is no longer transfer Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat steps 4-8.

 

Grease (Food) - OIL-BASED STAINS

What you will need: •Solvent- Liquid, non oily, non caustic type sold for spot removal from garments. Use products for grease, oil and tar removal such as Carbona and Afta. Do not apply directly to the carpet to prevent damage. Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Apply solvent to dry towel/cloth. Blot- don't rub or scrub. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until there is no longer transfer Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat steps 4-8.

 

Ice Cream - WATER SOLUBLE STAINS

What you will need: •Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat.

 

Ink (Ballpoint) - OIL-BASED STAINS

What you will need: •Solvent- Liquid, non oily, non caustic type sold for spot removal from garments. Use products for grease, oil and tar removal such as Carbona and Afta. Do not apply directly to the carpet to prevent damage. Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Apply solvent to dry towel/cloth. Blot- don't rub or scrub. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until there is no longer transfer Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat steps 4-8. Or try a professional cleaner.

 

Ink (Permanent) - SPECIAL OIL-BASED STAINS

What you will need: •Solvent- Liquid, non oily, non caustic type sold for spot removal from garments. Use products for grease, oil and tar removal such as Carbona and Afta. Do not apply directly to the carpet to prevent damage. Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Apply solvent to dry towel/cloth. Blot- don't rub or scrub. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until there is no longer transfer Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat steps 4-8.

 

Ink (Washable) - WATER SOLUBLE STAINS

What you will need: •Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Ammonia White vinegar Clean dry cloths Paper towels Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. If spot remains, apply ammonia using a damp cloth. Blot, do not rub or scrub. Apply undiluted white vinegar to the area, ONLY after the stain is removed. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. Or try a professional cleaner.

 

Jelly - WATER SOLUBLE STAINS

What you will need: •Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Hydrogen Peroxide/Ammonia solution- mix 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide (3% solution available in drug stores) with one teaspoon undiluted, unscented clear, non sudsy, household ammonia. Mixture must be used within two hours of mixing. White vinegar Clean dry cloths Paper towels Plastic Wrap Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub If stain is removed, follow with step 5 and stop. If spot is not removed, continue with step 6. Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. If spot remains, apply ammonia using a damp cloth. Blot, do not rub or scrub. Apply hydrogen peroxide/ammonia solution, let stand for 2-3 hours under a weighted sheet of plastic wrap. (for weight use a water bottle or glass baking dish) Repeat application of hydrogen peroxide/ammonia solution and allow to dry until removal is complete. Apply undiluted white vinegar using a clean dry cloth only after stain is removed. Apply water with a damp towel to rinse. Blot. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours.

 

Lipstick - OIL-BASED STAINS

What you will need: •Solvent- Liquid, non oily, non caustic type sold for spot removal from garments. Use products for grease, oil and tar removal such as Carbona and Afta. Do not apply directly to the carpet to prevent damage. Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Apply solvent to dry towel/cloth. Blot- don't rub or scrub. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until there is no longer transfer Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat steps 4-8.

 

Milk - WATER SOLUBLE STAINS

What you will need: •Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat.

 

Mud - SOLUBLE STAINS

What you will need: •Vacuum cleaner Scrub brush or toothbrush Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Paper towels Vacuum as much as possible. Loosen remaining material by tapping with a scrub brush or toothbrush. Tap with brush, do not rub or scrub. Vacuum again. If a stain remains, follow with detergent solution. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, proceed to the next procedure, What you will need: Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat.

 

Mustard - SPECIAL WATER SOLUBLE STAINS

What you will need: •Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Hydrogen Peroxide/Ammonia solution- mix 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide (3% solution available in drug stores) with one teaspoon undiluted, unscented clear, non sudsy, household ammonia. Mixture must be used within two hours of mixing. White vinegar Clean dry cloths Paper towels Plastic Wrap Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub If stain is removed, follow with step 5 and stop. If spot is not removed, continue with step 6. Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. If spot remains, apply ammonia using a damp cloth. Blot, do not rub or scrub. Apply hydrogen peroxide/ammonia solution, let stand for 2-3 hours under a weighted sheet of plastic wrap. (for weight use a water bottle or glass baking dish) Repeat application of hydrogen peroxide/ammonia solution and allow to dry until removal is complete. Apply undiluted white vinegar using a clean dry cloth only after stain is removed. Apply water with a damp towel to rinse. Blot. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours.

 

Nail Polish - NAIL POLISH

What you will need: •Non oily nail polish remover (Acetone type) Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Paper towels Apply the polish remover to a white, cotton towel and apply to the spill, blotting, being careful not to spread the polish. Do not saturate the carpet. Pick up softened material using a clean, white paper towel, push toward the center of the spot (to avoid spreading the material). Repeat above to soften and carefully remove a layer of the material each time. Once the polish is removed, follow with the following: Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. If spot remains, apply ammonia using a damp cloth. Blot, do not rub or scrub. Apply undiluted white vinegar to the area, ONLY after the stain is removed. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours.

 

Paint (Latex, dry) - OIL-BASED STAINS

What you will need: •Solvent- Liquid, non oily, non caustic type sold for spot removal from garments. Use products for grease, oil and tar removal such as Carbona and Afta. Do not apply directly to the carpet to prevent damage. Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Apply solvent to dry towel/cloth. Blot- don't rub or scrub. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until there is no longer transfer Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat steps 4-8.

 

Paint (Latex, wet) - WATER SOLUBLE STAINS

What you will need: •Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat.

 

Paint (Oil) - OIL-BASED STAINS

What you will need: •Solvent- Liquid, non oily, non caustic type sold for spot removal from garments. Use products for grease, oil and tar removal such as Carbona and Afta. Do not apply directly to the carpet to prevent damage. Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Apply solvent to dry towel/cloth. Blot- don't rub or scrub. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until there is no longer transfer Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat steps 4-8. Or try a professional cleaner.

 

Rust - PROFESSIONAL CLEANER •These stains should be removed only by a professional cleaner.

 

Shoe Polish - OIL-BASED STAINS

What you will need: •Solvent- Liquid, non oily, non caustic type sold for spot removal from garments. Use products for grease, oil and tar removal such as Carbona and Afta. Do not apply directly to the carpet to prevent damage. Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Apply solvent to dry towel/cloth. Blot- don't rub or scrub. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until there is no longer transfer Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat steps 4-8.

 

Tea - SPECIAL WATER SOLUBLE STAINS

What you will need: •Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Hydrogen Peroxide/Ammonia solution- mix 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide (3% solution available in drug stores) with one teaspoon undiluted, unscented clear, non sudsy, household ammonia. Mixture must be used within two hours of mixing. White vinegar Clean dry cloths Paper towels Plastic Wrap Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub If stain is removed, follow with step 5 and stop. If spot is not removed, continue with step 6. Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. If spot remains, apply ammonia using a damp cloth. Blot, do not rub or scrub. Apply hydrogen peroxide/ammonia solution, let stand for 2-3 hours under a weighted sheet of plastic wrap. (for weight use a water bottle or glass baking dish) Repeat application of hydrogen peroxide/ammonia solution and allow to dry until removal is complete. Apply undiluted white vinegar using a clean dry cloth only after stain is removed. Apply water with a damp towel to rinse. Blot. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours.

 

Urine

What you will need: •Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Ammonia White vinegar Clean dry cloths Paper towels Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. If spot remains, apply ammonia using a damp cloth. Blot, do not rub or scrub. Apply undiluted white vinegar to the area, ONLY after the stain is removed. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. Or try a professional cleaner.

 

Vomit - SPECIAL WATER SOLUBLE STAINS

What you will need: •Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths Paper towels Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. If any stain remains after the wicking process, do this:What you will need: Clear dish washing detergent- mix 1/4 teaspoon of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Hydrogen Peroxide/Ammonia solution- mix 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide (3% solution available in drug stores) with one teaspoon undiluted, unscented clear, non sudsy, household ammonia. Mixture must be used within two hours of mixing. White vinegar Clean dry cloths Paper towels Plastic Wrap Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub If stain is removed, follow with step 5 and stop. If spot is not removed, continue with step 6. Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all detergent residue. If spot remains, apply ammonia using a damp cloth. Blot, do not rub or scrub. Apply hydrogen peroxide/ammonia solution, let stand for 2-3 hours under a weighted sheet of plastic wrap. (for weight use a water bottle or glass baking dish) Repeat application of hydrogen peroxide/ammonia solution and allow to dry until removal is complete. Apply undiluted white vinegar using a clean dry cloth only after stain is removed. Apply water with a damp towel to rinse. Blot. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weight them with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours.

 

Wax  

 -  Part 1 What you will need: •White cotton towel or brown paper. Scrape off excess material. Cover with white cotton towel or brown paper. Lightly apply warm iron to towel or paper until material absorbed. Be sure towel is large enough to cover stained area. Never touch the iron directly onto the carpet as the fiber may melt.! Change towel or rotate same towel to a clean area until all the material is absorbed.

 -  Part 2 What you will need: Solvent-liquid, non-oily, non-caustic type sold for spot removal from garments. Use products for grease, oil and tar removal such as Carbona and Afta. Do not apply directly to the carpet to prevent dammage. Clear dish-washing detergent mix - 1/4 tsp of detergent with 1 cup warm water. Clean dry cloths. paper Towels. Apply solvent to dry towel/cloth. Blot - don't rub or scrub. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until there is no longer transfer. Apply detergent solution to carpet using a damp dry cloth. Blot- do not rub or scrub. Using a fresh cloth, apply clean water to rinse, insuring that you remove all of the detergent residue. Apply a thick stack of paper towels to the area and weigh them down with a heavy object such as a jug of water or glass baking dish and leave for several hours. if any stain remains after the wicking process, repeat detergent to water solution steps.

Stain Type & Removal Process