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Tips for removing carpet stains




Carpet Stain Removal Tips

Beer
  • Blot up as much of the spill as possible using a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful please call.
Bleach
  • This type of stain requires immediate action by a professional cleaner, please call.
Blood
  • Blot up as much of the spill as possible using a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply clean water to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved Pet Stain Remover (if available in your region) to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful please call.
Burns
  • Rub gently with a coin and brush off; if discolouration is left rub gently with sandpaper and brush off
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful please call.
Butter
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful please call.
Candle Wax
  • Place wad of absorbent paper on spot and heat gently with hot iron to melt wax. On wool pile only. Not advised for sythetic pile carpet
  • Apply white spirit/mineral spirit to a white cloth and place on the stain. Leave for two minutes then blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Carefully heat remaining spot with a hairdryer to evaporate any residues
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful please call.
Central Heating (radiator fluid)
  • This type of stain requires immediate action by a professional cleaner, please call.
Chewing Gum
  • Harden deposit by freezing using icecubes in a plastic bag, or by using a proprietary freeze-type chewing gum remover, and remove by scraping gently
  • Apply white spirit/mineral spirit to a white cloth and place on the stain. Leave for two minutes then blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful please call.
Chocolate
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Coffee
  • Blot up as much of the spill as possible using a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Cola
  • Blot up as much of the spill as possible using a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Cosmetics/Makeup
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Crayon
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Cream
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Dirt
  • Vacuum clean thoroughly
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved carpet shampoo to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Egg
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved Pet Stain Remover (if available in your region) to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Faeces
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved Pet Stain Remover (if available in your region) to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Felt-tip Pen
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Fruit Juice
  • Blot up as much of the spill as possible using a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Glue (plastic base)
  • Apply acetone (or nail varnish/polish remover without oil) to a white cloth and place on the stain. Leave for two minutes then blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Apply white spirit/mineral spirit to a white cloth and place on the stain. Leave for two minutes then blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Blot with clean white cloth or paper towel and repeat application and blotting if necessary
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Grass

Vacuum clean thoroughly

Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth

Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues

Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel

Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.

Gravy and Sauces
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Grease
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, Please call.
Hand or Body Lotion
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Ice Cream
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Ink (ballpoint pen)
  • Blot up as much of the spill as possible using a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply surgical spirits/rubbing alcohol to a white cloth and place on the stain. Leave for two minutes then blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Blot with clean white cloth or paper towel and repeat application and blotting if necessary
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Ink (fountain pen)
  • Blot up as much of the spill as possible using a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply clean water to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Jam and Marmalade
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Jelly
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Lipstick
  • Apply white spirit/mineral spirit to a white cloth and place on the stain. Leave for two minutes then blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Blot with clean white cloth or paper towel and repeat application and blotting if necessary
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Mayonaise
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Metal Polish
  • Blot up as much of the spill as possible using a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Milk
  • Blot up as much of the spill as possible using a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved Pet Stain Remover (if available in your region) to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Mustard
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Nail Varnish
  • Apply acetone (or nail varnish/polish remover without oil) to a white cloth and place on the stain. Leave for two minutes then blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Blot with clean white cloth or paper towel and repeat application and blotting if necessary
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Oil
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Paint (oil)
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Paint (water-base)
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula
  • Apply clean water to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved carpet shampoo to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Rust
  • This type of stain requires immediate action by a professional cleaner, please call.
Salad Dressing
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Shoe Polish
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved Pet Stain Remover (if available in your region) to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Blot with clean white cloth or paper towel and repeat application and blotting if necessary
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Soft Drink (cordial)
  • Blot up as much of the spill as possible using a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Soot
  • This type of stain requires immediate action by a professional cleaner, please call.
Tar (asphalt)
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula
  • Apply white spirit/mineral spirit to a white cloth and place on the stain. Leave for two minutes then blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Blot with clean white cloth or paper towel and repeat application and blotting if necessary
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Tea
  • Blot up as much of the spill as possible using a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Tomato Sauce (ketchup)
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Urine (fresh stain)
  • Blot up as much of the spill as possible using a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved Pet Stain Remover (if available in your region) to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Urine (old stain)
  • This type of stain requires immediate action by a professional cleaner, please call.
Vomit
  • Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spatula. Then blot remaining spot with a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved Pet Stain Remover (if available in your region) to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Wine (red/rosé)
  • Blot up as much of the spill as possible using a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
Wine (white)
  • Blot up as much of the spill as possible using a clean white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Apply WoolSafe Approved spot remover to a white cloth and blot. Repeat until no more stain transfers to the cloth
  • Repeat the blotting with clean water again to remove any residues
  • Dry the treated area with white cloth, tissue or paper towel
  • Groom cut pile carpet with a soft brush to align the pile (not necessary for loop pile carpets). If spot or stain removal is unsuccessful, please call.
 
Information courtesy of The WoolSafe® Organisation


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