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7 tough carpet stains & tips to remove them

No matter how much you try to keep your carpet spotless and stain-proof, you can never win this battle. It seems like whatever is not supposed to get on the carpet always does, like red wine, chocolate sauce, food dyes, ink, mud, nail polish, finger paint art work from your 3 year old artist, tomato ketchup, oil, blood (Oops!), vomit (Phew!) and the list goes on. And to add to this nightmare, if these stains are not attended within minutes, your carpet suffers from a permanent damage and you end up paying heavy amount in dry-cleaning. Here are some tough carpet stains & tips to remove them in detail.

Carpet stains and tips to remove them

Red Wine:

This stain gets on to your carpet every time you have a house party. Isn’t it? Your friend got little tipsy and ended up spilling red wine on your carpet. So as soon as it happens this is what you should do:


Ink stains are also stubborn. If ink has make carpet stains & tips to remove them are needed, follow these points:


Removing vomit stains is not all a pleasant one and especially if its not yours. So put on your disposable hand gloves and follow these tips:


This stain is easy to remove if it is wet. Apply the below tricks to get rid of this stain. Always use cold water to clean blood stains. Do not use warm or hot water.

Oil & wax:

Place a paper towel over the carpet and iron on warm setting. The wax, or oil should come up off the carpet and stick to the paper towel. Clean the remaining oil using a cleaning solution (same as in case of red wine).


Moisten a soft cotton clot with alcohol or nail polish remover ( whatever you have readily availabe at home ) and press it against the stained area. Once  the glue residue is completely moistened, gently wipe it off and repeat the process until the carpet is clean.

Nail polish:

Blot the stained area with a cloth dipped in nail polish remover and press it hard. Repeat the process until the carpet is clean.

If you have carpet stains & tips to remove them mentioned above do not work (in case your stains are really stubborn), go for stain remover availabe in market or carpet dry cleaning.

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