If you have a carpet shampooing machine you can use the rinse cycle. If your stain is not too large, a carpet installer should be able to use a «cookie cutter» tool to fix it. When I was a property manager, one property owner used this technique to salvage nice carpet marred by a single stain. First, the installer will use the tool to cut out a circle containing the stain, then cookie cutter out an identical size circle from a carpet scrap, the back of a closet, or another unseen area. Next, the installer will swap the unstained circle for stained circle, carefully matching the direction of the carpet’s nap.
He will cut a piece of seam tape, a few inches bigger than the hole. He will insert the seam tape between the carpet and the pad, and glue the patch to to the tape. He will use additional tools to prevent cutting the top fibers and to fluff the carpet to blend the edge. There is also a larger cookie cutter tool, similar to a compass that can be used for larger stains. Keep in mind if the carpet is worn or needing shampooing, the patch might blend completely. Luckily I own a consumer-level carpet cleaning machine.
I ran that over the area and it came out fine, no more roughness. I board dogs through Rover. Many people lie about their dogs being house-broken, no matter how many times we let them out they still leave spots in the house. We finally have a few days with no dogs so my sons and I are about to try this method on a very large area. I cannot wait to see the results. We’ve already tried a number of methods and the stains always come back.
The after pics in the original post are from right after they finished the procedure so of course it looks good. The true test is if the stains STAY gone. It’s always nice to find cleaning hacks that don’t involve toxic chemicals. Thank you very much for this. I will definitely give it a try. I just tried this on a small stain and it bleached out the color in my carpet. Now I have a bigger problem.
The stain was small but now it sticks out. Maybe if it gets»dirty» it won’t be as bad. I like using vinegar for washing windows and cleaning bathrooms but I too have not had good results with vinegar on some surfaces. Hello — I am interested to understand why you would scrub to remove the stain? Surely this would damage the pile of the carpet. To deal with a stain as soon as it happens would a natural product like Mrs Gleam’s carpet stain remove and dab rather than scrub. Also the baking soda is not easy to get out of a woollen thick pile carpet.
Still better than using some chemical filled brands. How do I get out a 15 year old olive oil stain? We adopted a dog from the pound who has peed near the back door a few times. I’ve cleaned the spot with my own carpet cleaner and had the carpets professionally cleaned twice in the past two years. 60 for enzymes especially for pet stains. Another site recommended saturating with vinegar first and then sprinkling the baking soda, which I did.
I could immediately see the baking soda pulling the stain from the carpet! This picture is just one week after having the carpet professionally cleaned! Use hydrogen peroxide for hard stains, you can also Use a mixture of water and detergent but if it does not work use hydrogen peroxide which completely removes the stains and clean the carpet. Its very good idea — But It’s messy, damaging, and stubborn. Carpet stains come in various color, form, and chemical composition. For this reason, different sets of procedures are in place to get rid of nasty stains. With the goal of preserving the quality and appearance of carpets, you need to first acknowledge that stains are inevitable so you need to be aware of what to do when that time finally happens. I tried this on my LR carpet which had a old stain in front of the sofa, so I believe was mainly just foot traffic. Did once and got part of it up, a 2nd time .