Everyone wants a stain-free carpet but accidents happen. When they do, you want to be prepared to act quickly to get the stain out completely. Coffee creamer can stain a carpet permanently if not treated properly and in time. Knowing what to do before an accident happens is essential to maintaining the quality and value of your carpet.
Things You'll Need
- Spray bottle
- Paper towels
- Dish rag
- Heavy book
Grab a roll of paper towels. Immediately begin blotting the excess liquid from the carpet. Blot the liquid and do not rub. Act quickly because the faster the spill is removed from the carpet, the less stain you'll be left to deal with.
Dilute the stain with water. Find an empty spray bottle and fill it with warm, not hot, water. Spray the water on the stain. You can also apply the warm water with a sponge if you cannot find a spray bottle.
Mix up a homemade carpet stain removing recipe. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of bleach-free detergent (laundry detergent is a good choice) with 4 cups of warm water. Stir thoroughly to ensure the solution is properly mixed.
Test the solution on a spot of the carpet that is unseen. Spray a small amount of the solution on a hidden part of the carpet and vigorously scrub into the carpet. Do not use on the stain if the solution changes the color of the carpet used in testing.
Apply the solution liberally to the stain. Place a clean cloth over the saturated stain. Use a spoon to gently massage the cloth with a back and forth motion. Repeat this for 30 seconds. Sop up any excess solution with paper towels. Place five or six dry paper towels on the treated area. Cover the paper towels with a heavy book and leave on for 12 hours. After removing the towls and book, if the stain is still there, repeat steps 3 through 5.
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