How to Remove Difficult Carpet Stains

Carpet stains are unsightly and often difficult to remove. Even commercial carpet cleaning products are occasionally not enough to remove tough carpet stains. Whether juice, coffee, mud, oil or any other substance is spilled on your carpet, use a homemade carpet cleaning solution to treat the stain. Make sure to follow the proper method for removing difficult carpet stains so the substance is not pushed further into the fibers of the carpet.

Treat difficult carpet stains at first sight for best results.

Recipe 1

Step 1

Pour 1/4 cup baking soda into a bowl. Add 2 tbsp. white vinegar. Use a spoon to stir the ingredients until a paste forms.

Step 2

Scrub the carpet stain with a scrub brush and the paste. Let the carpet dry thoroughly for several hours.

Step 3

Vacuum the area thoroughly to remove the residue.

Recipe 2

Step 4

Fill a clean, empty spray bottle with 2 tbsp. each of vinegar, baking soda and denatured alcohol. Add 2 tsp. of eucalyptus oil and 2 tsp. of glycerin.

Step 5

Shake the bottle to combine the ingredients. Spray a generous amount of the solution onto the carpet stain.

Step 6

Scrub the carpet with a scrub brush to remove the stain. Let it dry thoroughly, then vacuum the carpet.

Recipe 3

Step 7

Fill a bowl with 1/4 cup each of vinegar, borax and table salt. Use a spoon to stir the ingredients until a paste forms.

Step 8

Scrub the paste into the carpet stain with an old toothbrush. Let it sit for at least three hours.

Step 9

Vacuum the carpet to remove any residue.