How To Get Tough Stains Out Of Your Carpet

While you may be a pro at getting stains out of your carpet, you've probably found there are some that stump even you. Good news is there is usually a tip or trick to getting just about anything out of your carpet. Use the tips below, and regular carpet cleaning, to get the most stubborn stains out of your carpet.

How to get crayon out of your carpet

Crayon is one of those stains most people just about give up on, especially red crayon. Luckily, there is a simple trick you can use to get all colors of crayons out of your carpet. To remove crayon from your carpet, you only need ice cubes and a wash cloth. Use the wash cloth to hold on to an ice cube and rub the ice directly on the crayon marks. You want to go in a circular pattern one way, then switch to the other direction after a bit. Once the crayon is frozen, use a dinner knife to gently scrape it away. 

How to get gum out of your carpet

Getting gum out of your carpet can also be done with ice. You want to put some ice cubes in a plastic baggie and seal it. Set the baggie of ice directly on the gum and leave it there for about a half an hour. Check to make sure the gum is frozen. If it is, take a metal spatula and scrape the gum off of the carpet.

How to remove syrup from your carpet

To get syrup out of your carpet, you'll need a dull knife and a warm, wet sponge. Use the sponge to soften up the syrup a bit and then take the dull knife to scrape up the syrup. Once you get all the excess syrup off the carpet, you want to scrub it with the sponge until it's all clean. If the carpet is still sticky, you can then use a mild soap to completely remove the syrup.

How to remove red wine from your carpet

To remove red wine, you want to start by blotting up as much as you can with a rag. Work your way from the outer part of the stain to the center. Mix a teaspoon of white vinegar and dishwashing liquid with a cup of warm water. Pour a little of the solution on the stain and use a rag to blot it up. Repeat this process until the stain is gone.

These tips will help you to keep your carpet looking great even when you get something horrible on your carpet.