How to Remove Food Or Drink Stains From Carpets

For Natural-fiber carpets and rugs

Follow the instructions below to treat beer, coffee, and tea stans with your DIY carpet stain remover:

  1. Spray the stain with the homemade detergent solution for natural-fiber carpets, then blot with a dry white cloth.
  2. Spray the stain with vinegar solution for natural-fiber carpets, then blot with a dry white cloth.
  3. Spray the stain with detergent solution for natural-fiber carpets, then blot with a dry white cloth.
  4. Spray the stain with lukewarm water, then blot with a dry white cloth.
  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 until the stain is removed.

For hard candy, chocolate, berries, juice, wine, soda, and milk stains:

Follow steps 1 to 5 (above), with one addition: Before applying the vinegar solution in step 2, spray the stain with the ammonia solution for natural-fiber carpets, then blot with a dry white cloth.

For ketchup, Gatorade, Kool-Aid, and tomato sauce stains:
Follow steps 1 to 5 (above), but substitute the ammonia solution for the vinegar one in step 2.

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