How to Remove Burn Stains from an Iron in the Carpet

Carpet fibers can burn or singe quickly even if the source of heat is on the carpet for only a moment. Irons can be used to help remove wax and other stains from carpet, but if left on too long or at too high a temperature setting, they can damage or burn your carpet. Iron burn stains on the carpet can be removed using supplies from your home and the hardware store.

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An iron can leave burn stains on carpet fibers.
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Sandpaper is an abrasive material that works at rubbing away scorch stains.

Step 1

Sand away scorch marks in your carpet by rubbing the sandpaper back and forth over the burn stain.

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Vacuum away dust and debris.

Step 2

Vacuum up the sanded scorch stain dust using your household vacuum.

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Kitchen scissors work well for minor repair jobs.

Step 3

Trim away remaining iron-burned carpet fibers with your scissors. Trim only the burned part of the fibers.

Step 4

Mix 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 10 parts cool water in a bucket. Saturate a cleaning cloth with the peroxide solution and blot at any remaining scorch marks, starting at the outside of the stain and working your way in.

Step 5

Spray the area with water to rinse. Blot up the liquid with clean cloths until there's no more transfer of liquid to the cleaning cloths. Allow the carpet to air-dry.

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A wide-toothed comb helps fill out the repaired area by blending the fibers.

Step 6

Blend the carpet fibers into the rest of the fibers by combing them with a wide-toothed comb.