How to Remove Caulk From Carpet

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Things You'll Need

  • WD-40

  • Razor blade

  • Carpet cleaner

  • Sponge

Clear off caulk from areas in your home.

Caulk is typically used around tile and porcelain objects to block water from falling behind the fixtures. If you have carpet in your kitchen or bathroom, you may accidentally spill caulk onto the carpet. If you cannot catch the caulk in time before it dries, you must remove it from the carpet. Once the caulk dries, it is the same as trying to remove glue from the carpet or rug.

Step 1

Spray the caulk with WD-40 to loosen the caulk's hold on the carpet fibers. Allow the WD-40 to sit for 15 minutes or so.

Step 2

Scrape up the caulk with a razor blade. Try to avoid cutting at the carpet fibers themselves.

Step 3

Apply more WD-40 to the carpet to remoisten areas of the caulk you didn't remove. After another 15 minutes, scrape off the rest of the caulk.

Step 4

Pour carpet cleaner on a sponge, and rub it into the area you just cleaned with WD-40. Remove all residue of the product because it can be dangerous to animals and young children. Work the carpet cleaner into the area, and allow it to soak for a few minutes.

Step 5

Wipe the area clean with a damp cloth, and allow it to dry.

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