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Shoe Polish, Lipstick (makeup) and Mascara

Accidents happen all the time, and sometimes these accidents can become permanent if not treated immediately. Fortunately, I have a couple methods you can try if any of these accidents involve any makeup spills on your carpet. The results you get depend on how long the stain has been left unattended or if it was treated prior with no results.

Begin by Pouring non-acetone nail polish remover on a cotton ball or white towel (Do not use colored cloths because they can transfer color to the carpet) and gently rub the stain (Remember to always make your way in… read more...

Rust

Rust stains can are an awful stain to have on your carpet especially if your carpet is a light color. But not to worry, these stains are not permanent and can easily be removed. Just have patience and carefully follow the directions that I have provided here for you with these two methods you can try.

Using a dull knife, scrape away as much of the rust from the carpet as possible. Next, fill a spray bottle with lemon juice. You can use fresh squeezed lemon juice or bottled lemon juice. Generously spray the affected area. Allow the lemon… read more...

Plumbers Putty

When you are getting some plumbing work done at your house, you are going to be using Plumbers Putty. Plumbers Putty is a pliant substance used on PVC pipes and is considered one of the basic plumbers tools. When all the plumbing work is done you notice that you accidently got some of the putty on your carpet. This can be a real hassle if you do not tend to it on time. But not to worry, with a few household items you can easily remove the putty from your carpet by following these steps.

For this first method,… read more...

Proteins: Milk, Egg, and Others

To avoid these types of spills to be soaked into the carpet you must tend to them quickly, which would avoid any unpleasant odor on your carpet. Here are several methods you can try to avoid any permanent damage to your carpet. If you do not feel comfortable removing these stains yourself, you can always contact a professional for any advice. It is important to know with what types of fibers you are dealing with to avoid permanent damage.

Begin by, mixing a digester and apply the solution generously to the affected area. Use a clean towel and gently… read more...

Pipe thread compound

So your husband finally decides it is time to do some house work, and instead of calling a plumber he decides to do the work himself. When he is done, you notice that he got some of that pipe thread sealer on the carpet. He is probably going to try and clean it up himself too, so before he begins make sure that you know what type of fibers you are dealing with to avoid any damage to your carpet. Here are a few methods you can try.

Begin by first removing the excess compound from the carpet. Then,… read more...

Removing Latex Paint From Carpet

Removing Latex Paint From Carpet


Latex Paint Carpet Stain


It’s hard to avoid an accident when there are kids around, but we have keep them entertained somehow, and one thing they love to do is paint, so when you hear “oops” coming from the other room that can only mean something was spilled or broken. If you’re ever one of the “lucky” ones to get paint spilled on your nice carpet, here are a few methods you can try. Remember you can always call… read more...

Mustard, turmeric, and Curry stains

Mustard and curry contain turmeric, and gives them that yellowish color. When getting some on your carpet they are particularly eye catching, especially if you have a light colored carpet. Here are some methods you can try using to remove these types of stains. The results of these procedures vary depending on what previous treatments have been performed on the stain, how long the stain has been there unattended, and your treatment technique. Because these are difficult stains to remove, don’t hesitate to call a professional for advice.

Begin by carefully blotting the affected area with a white towel.… read more...

Mold, Mildew, and Plant stains

Sometimes mold or mildew can get into our carpet, and it can leave a nasty stain. Fortunately you can easily remove these satins by using some common household materials. Here are a few methods to try if you have any of these stains.
First, you need to apply a dilute solution to the affected area and agitate gently, but thoroughly. Then, you need to do a hot water extraction clean. Next, you need to dry carpet by using the wand from your vacuum cleaner then blot with towel. Then, using a trigger sprayer, apply an oxidizer to the affected area… read more...

Kool Aid, Colored Beverages, Candy, and other Food Dye Stains

When liquid is spilled on your carpets, it soaks down into the fibers and spreads. One of the most difficult stains to detach from carpets is the one from sticky candy, but not to worry, your carpet can be restored using the right cleaning techniques. Here are a few techniques you can use to remove food dye.
Begin by using dry paper towels and pat the affected area to soak up as much of the liquid as possible. Apply a mixture of liquid detergent and cold water using a white clean rag. (Always make sure to test in a conspicuous… read more...

Ink and Permanent Marker

Because ink and permanent marker stains can easily and rapidly spread throughout your carpet fibers, it is best to treat the stains as soon as possible. It is important for you to know what kind of material you are dealing with so that you can avoid any permanent damage to your carpet, if you are unsure call a professional for advice. Here I have some methods you can try when cleaning up these types of stains.
Method #1: First, begin by vacuuming the area; this will remove any loose substance in your carpet. Use 90% isopropyl rubbing alcohol or the70%… read more...

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