How to Get Red Clay Out of Carpet

Red clay is a type of moist soil that gets its color from iron oxide. Walking through red clay and then onto your carpet can leave a ghastly stain. Luckily, however, this stain doesn't have to ruin your carpet. You can remove most red clay stains if you treat them properly. The removal of a red clay stain from your carpet will improve the look of your room and make your carpet a clean, attractive area once again.

Allow clay to dry before vacuuming.

Step 1

Refrain from treating the stain until the red clay is completely dry.

Step 2

Sweep larger pieces of dried clay into a dustpan and discard them.

Step 3

Vacuum the area to remove more of the clay sediment.

Step 4

Combine 1 tsp. of liquid dish soap with 1 cup water and mix well.

Step 5

Moisten a clean, white cloth with the soapy water and use it to dab the stain.

Step 6

Blot the area dry with a dry, white cloth.

Step 7

Moisten a white cloth with white vinegar and dab the stain again.

Step 8

Blot the area dry once more.

Step 9

Continue dabbing the stain with vinegar or soapy water and blotting it dry until there is no sign of the red clay.