What do I do!?!?

3:26 PM


Just look at this carpet stain!!!


Now I need your advice.

I turned around and my 3 year old had gotten a hold of the leather edge finisher bottle! (I have been working on making a leather bag from my hubby for Christmas) It was dark brown but the more I worked on it, the more orange it became. I've tried EVERYTHING!!! This stuff is water resistant and maybe that has something to do with the fact that nothing is coming up. I used some spot remover. Didn't work. I made a solution with ammonia, dish soap, and warm water. Didn't work. I made another solution where you apply baking soda on it and let it sit and then apply vinegar, dish soap, and warm water. Nada nada. I've used the little green machine too. I'm out of ideas guys. Can anyone help me?!


Steph

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21 comments

  1. If you have pieces of carpeting left over you can trace the pattern of the stain and cut out the exact size and with a box cutter blade cut out the stain and replace it with the new piece you can hot glue it in place. This is what my mom did in one of her rentals (be sure to fluff the replacement piece so that it blends in with the existing carpeting. (I once cut a piece of the closet carpeting to do this). Good Luck

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  2. Not sure if this would work, but when my sister was a baby, she spilled grape juice on our new carpet, Yep, mom wasn't impressed. Anyway, she called the carpet place and they said DO NOT RUB IT. She put a cloth diaper on the stain, then some plastic and a heavy book. (The plastic was so the juice didn't ruin the book.) Then she just left it there for a while. The juice eventually soaked up into the diaper and you couldn't even see it. Not sure if it would work, but it's worth a try, I guess. Good luck! :-)

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  3. Maybe some peroxide Im not sure. Or you could try some Felz Nappa ( sp) look in the laundry aisle at your store its a bar of soap. Very old fashioned but works great. It took red wine out of my shirt once. Its worth a try.

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  4. My mother in law uses Soil Love. It's a stain remover that you find at dollar stores. In CA you can find it at the 99 cents only stores. We used it to remove stains on table cloths from my wedding. it worked! :) Or maybe just move your piece of furniture like 5 inches forward and it'll cover the stain. lol

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  5. I would take some oxyclean & add just enough water to make a paste. The apply it to the stain & cover it & let it sit there for several hours. Then wipe it up with warm water. Yikes, good luck.

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  6. Since its water resistant maybe try puttong some goo gone in with a good cleaner like oxyclean.

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  8. When our son wrote his name in huge letters on the Carpet in our house in Sharpe pen we used Amodex ink and stain remover. It worked like a miracle. You can get it at office depot (or other office store). It is used to get pen ink stain that drips in pockets. It saved our carpet.

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  9. peroxide...definitely! I pour tons of salt on a red wine stain....(not that I ever stain the carpets anywhere....it's not for me..it's for a friend and all that!) and it's totally sucked into the salt by morning. Happened once at Dan's mom's place...white carpet...eek! But it all came out. My friend swears by peroxide though...and you have played with it...so try that! xo

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  10. Peroxide and baking soda is what I would try. Maybe start by saturating it with peroxide and then doing the blot thing (lay a towel over it and something heave on top). If that doesn't work, then add the baking soda and rub.

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  11. I've used rubbing alcohol on our pleather chair as well as clothes to remove ink stains, both pen and marker. It works really well. I don't know about carpet, though. I guess that could be that very last thing you try!

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  12. I have a friend who swears by the blue Dawn for oily and water-resistant stains. She says it has to be Dawn and it has to be the blue one, but she says it will break down an oily stain even if it's set in.

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  13. i've had stains on carpet that i've just rubbed some oxiclean on (i haven't tried a diy oxiclean except in laundry and it's so-so) so i might fork out the dough for branded oxiclean in this case. do like amy (above) said where you get it into the form of a paste but still a bit wet and leave it for a while. i actually left mine on for a day just to make sure with time it could continue the removing. it worked really well! good luck.


    jen
    www.fauxtreschic.blogspot.com

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  14. I spilled red candle wax on some carpet last week and it smeared so bad when i tried rubbing it out. I rubbed rubbing alcohol into it and it came right out. That stuff works on anything! Good luck!

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  15. Yikes, that sounds like a challenge! Oxyclean in powder+water paste form is great for carpet stains; it's what I usually use. I'd just be careful to sop it up well afterward with water so the residue doesn't attract more dirt.

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  16. What does the package say about cleanup?

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  17. I saw this on pintrest and it worked on my stains:
    http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2011/12/homemade-carpet-stain-removerno.html
    you need ammonia, water, towels and an iron.

    if it is a leather stain spill you may need to use mineral spirits. or try a dab of nail polish remover. not with the iron though, they are flammable.

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  18. Grandma's old recipe...I have used it to get kiwi boot polish out of tan carpet...use equal parts of water and ammonia then add I would say about a 1/4 dawn dish soap. Mix together then use on the stain. You may want to play around with the soap and ammonia. More ammonia is more cleaning power less soap is less sudsy. HTH!

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  19. i had something similar and strangely enough i used Goo Gone! try it! let us know if it worked!

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  20. did you try Awesome? You can get it from the dollar tree.

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  21. Walmart has a stain remover in the pets section called "Kids 'n' Pets". It is an enzymatic cleaner that can be used straight or in a wet-extraction carpet cleaner. Maybe worth a try if the ammonia doesn't work!

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