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How to get stains like wine, coffee, pet urine, paint, ink mud, and more, out of your carpet.

Updated: May 19




How to get stains like wine, coffee, pet urine, paint, ink mud, and more, out of your carpet.

We’ve compiled a step-by-step guide to remove some of the most common tough stains in carpet. Please understand we’re professional carpet cleaners and we want to help by providing these very useful tips for cleaning your carpets for all types of stains, but to be honest, nothing works better than having it done professionally.


To remove a wine or coffee stain from your carpet, follow these steps:


1. Blot the stain with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove as much wine as possible.


2. Mix 1 teaspoon of dish soap with 1 cup of warm water.


3. Using a clean cloth, gently dab the soap solution onto the stain, working from the outside in to avoid spreading it.


4. Blot the area with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove the soap solution.


5. Mix 1/4 cup white vinegar with 1 cup warm water and pour it over the stain.


6. Blot the area with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove the vinegar solution.


7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 until the stain is gone.


8. Rinse the area with water and blot it dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.


Note: Before trying this on a larger stain, test the solution on a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet first to make sure it doesn't damage the carpet fibers.


How to get paint out of a carpet?


To remove paint from your carpet, follow these steps:


1. Scrape off any excess paint with a dull knife or spoon.


2. Blot the stain with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove as much paint as possible.


3. If the paint is still wet, pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol onto the stain and blot it with a clean cloth or paper towel.


4. If the paint is already dry, mix 1/4 cup white vinegar with 1 cup warm water and pour it over the stain.


5. Blot the area with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove the vinegar solution.


6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the stain is gone.


7. Rinse the area with water and blot it dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.


Note: Before trying this on a larger stain, test the solution on a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet first to make sure it doesn't damage the carpet fibers. Additionally, different types of paint may require different treatments, so it's best to consult the label or manufacturer for guidance.


How to get pet urine out of a carpet


1. To remove pet urine from your carpet, follow these steps:


2. Blot the stain with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove as much urine as possible.


3. Mix 1/4 cup white vinegar with 1 cup warm water and pour it over the stain.


4. Blot the area with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove the vinegar solution.


5. Mix 1 teaspoon of dish soap with 1 cup of warm water.


6. Using a clean cloth, gently dab the soap solution onto the stain, working from the outside in to avoid spreading it.


7. Blot the area with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove the soap solution.


8. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the stain and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.


9. Vacuum up the baking soda.


10. Repeat steps 2 to 8 until the stain is gone.


Note: Before trying this on a larger stain, test the solution on a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet first to make sure it doesn't damage the carpet fibers. Additionally, the sooner you act, the better the chances of completely removing the stain.



How to get an ink stain out of your carpet?


1. To remove an ink stain from your carpet, follow these steps:


2. Blot the stain with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove as much ink as possible.


3. Mix 1/4 cup white vinegar with 1 cup warm water and pour it over the stain.


4. Blot the area with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove the vinegar solution.


5. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the stain and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.


6. Vacuum up the baking soda.


7. Repeat steps 2 to 5 until the stain is gone.


8. If the stain persists, you can try using a small amount of rubbing alcohol, being careful not to over-saturate the carpet. Blot the alcohol with a clean cloth or paper towel.


Note: Before trying this on a larger stain, test the solution on a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet first to make sure it doesn't damage the carpet fibers. Additionally, some types of ink may require special treatments, so it's best to consult the label or manufacturer for guidance.


How to remove mud from your carpet?


To remove mud from your carpet, follow these steps:

1. Let the mud dry completely.


2. Scrape off any excess mud with a dull knife or spoon.


3. Vacuum up any loose dirt and debris.


4. Mix 1/4 cup white vinegar with 1 cup warm water and pour it over the stain.


5. Blot the area with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove the vinegar solution.


6. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the stain and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.


7. Vacuum up the baking soda.


8. Repeat steps 4 to 7 until the stain is gone.


Note: Before trying this on a larger stain, test the solution on a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet first to make sure it doesn't damage the carpet fibers. Additionally, some types of mud may contain tough, stubborn stains that require special treatments, so it's best to consult a professional or the manufacturer for guidance.


How to remove grease from a carpet?


To remove grease from your carpet, follow these steps:


1. Blot the stain with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove as much grease as possible.


2. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the stain and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.


3. Vacuum up the baking soda.


4. Mix 1 teaspoon of dish soap with 1 cup of warm water.


5. Using a clean cloth, gently dab the soap solution onto the stain, working from the outside in to avoid spreading it.


6. Blot the area with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove the soap solution.


7. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the stain is gone.


8. Rinse the area with water and blot it dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.


Note: Before trying this on a larger stain, test the solution on a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet first to make sure it doesn't damage the carpet fibers. Additionally, some types of grease may require special treatments, so it's best to consult a professional or the manufacturer for guidance.


Magic Steam Carpet Cleaning has been serving the greater Denver area for over 10 years. We are a family-owned business that loves helping in our community. Don’t hesitate to call with any questions regarding carpet or tile and grout cleaning.

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