How Do You Get Stains Out of Your Carpet?

Hi there, and welcome to another problem-solving article. Hopefully, This one will help cover a few different stains we find on carpets!

At the end of the article, some FAQs may help you further, so remember to check them out, too!

We’ve all been there – a busy day ends with noticing an unsightly stain on your beloved carpet. But fear not because, with these easy-to-follow hacks, you can confidently tackle those tough stains, keeping your carpet looking as good as new.


Keeping Your Home Sparkling with Simple Carpet Cleaning Tips


  1. Blot, Don’t Rub: The Golden Rule of Stain Removal 

Have you ever scrubbed at a stain only to watch it grow? The key to effective stain removal is gentle blotting. Using an absorbent cloth, press down on the stain. This technique lifts the stain rather than spreading it.

  1. Nail Varnish No More: Rubbing Alcohol to the Rescue 

A drop of nail varnish can feel like a disaster. But a little rubbing alcohol can loosen the stain, allowing you to blot it away without a trace.

  1. Furniture Impressions: An Ice Cube Trick

Rearranging furniture is great until you see those pesky carpet dents. Cover them with ice cubes and let them melt. The moisture helps the fibres rebound. Blot and fluff, and it’s like new!

  1. Gum in the Carpet? Ice is Nice! 

Gum stuck in the carpet is a sticky situation. But by pressing ice cubes against the gum, it hardens and becomes easy to scrape away.

  1. Shag Carpets: Vacuum with Care 

Shag carpets need special attention. Use your vacuum’s hose attachment to clean without damaging its fluffy texture.

  1. Wax Woes: Iron Away Candle Spills 

Dropped candle wax can be intimidating. Cover it with baking paper and gently iron over it. The wax transfers to the paper, leaving your carpet spotless.

  1. Shaving Cream: The Unexpected Stain Fighter 

For stubborn stains, apply shaving cream and let it sit. Wipe away after ten minutes and watch the stain disappear.

  1. When in Doubt: Call a Professional! 

Sometimes, a stain is just too stubborn. In such cases, it’s wise to call a professional cleaner who has the expertise and equipment to handle it.

Are you looking for an accredited carpet cleaner near you?… check out NCCA!


With these practical tips, keeping your carpets clean and fresh is easier than you think. Now, let’s check out some common questions you might have:


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I quickly remove a red wine stain from my carpet? 

Answer: Blot the stain with a mixture of water and vinegar, then apply a paste of water and baking soda. Vacuum it once it dries.

  1. Is using bleach on my carpet for tough stains safe? 

Answer: They do not recommend to use bleach on carpets as it can damage the fibres and colour. Always check the carpet’s care label and consider safer alternatives like vinegar or hydrogen peroxide solutions.

  1. Can I use regular laundry detergent to clean my carpet? 

Answer: You can use a small amount of laundry detergent mixed with water to clean your carpets. However, ensure you give it a thorough rinse to prevent residue buildup.

  1. How often should I professionally clean my carpet? 

Answer: They generally recommend having your carpets professionally cleaned once a year, but this can vary based on foot traffic and the specific needs of your home.


Remember, regular maintenance & immediate attention to spills can keep your carpets looking pristine for years. Happy cleaning!

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Written by Tracey Gilbey, Marketing and Admin Coordinator at Art of Clean.

For further advice or information on our carpet and soft furnishing care, please do not hesitate to contact the Art of Clean team at 01223 901551 in Cambridge. Our services include Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, oriental and area Rug Cleaning, Curtain Cleaning, Patio, and Driveway Pressure washing, Leather Cleaning, Stone and Tile Floor Cleaning, and Wood Floor Sanding and Restoration. We also supply new flooring and carpets through our sister company Art of Flooring. Our Dry-Cleaning service is provided by Farthings Cambridge

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