How to Use Windex for Carpet Stains

If you're looking for new uses for old products, you've probably heard tales of Windex carpet cleaning miracles. Give Windex a try if you've got a tough stain, like pet urine or blood. It's a modern version of an old wives' tale: a way to stretch cleaning dollars and get stains out of rugs without resorting to overpriced carpet cleaner.

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Try Windex on that tough stain.

Step 1

Combine equal parts of Windex and warm water in a bowl.

Step 2

Blot up as much of the stain as you can using paper towels, to make your cleanup job easier.

Step 3

Dip a rag into the Windex solution. Squeeze out the extra liquid.

Step 4

Touch the rag to the stain and blot it. Work the Windex into the stain by touching the rag to the stain, then lifting. Do not scrub, as this just scrubs the stain into the carpet. If the rag gets soiled, turn to expose fresh cloth and blot again.

Step 5

Re-wet the rag when it gets dry. Continue working the stain like this until you can't see it any longer.

Step 6

Fill another bowl with cool water. Dip a fresh rag in this, and blot up the Windex solution. Continue blotting to thoroughly wet the area and remove the cleaning products.

Step 7

Blot up the liquid with a dry towel, pressing the towel into the rug. Remove as much of the liquid as you can, then let the carpet dry.