Removing Grease Stains From Carpet


Cleaning Solutions

Solvent-Based Cleaner
Use a nonflammable solvent-based cleaner or a liquid spot remover from the grocery store or hardware store. Use a solvent-type cleaner that is described by its manufacturer as being safe for nylon fabric or nylon carpet. Be sure to read and follow the label instructions regarding safe use, and never smoke or use an open flame in the vicinity of a solvent cleaner.

Detergent Solution
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap with one cup warm water.


How to remove grease from carpet

  1. Blot up as much of the grease as possible.
  2. Prepare suggested cleaning solutions above, beginning with the solvent-based cleaner.
  3. Test the cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous section of carpet. We want to make sure the solution doesn’t cause any discoloration or damage!
  4. Apply the solution to a cloth, and use the cloth to apply the solution to the grease stain. For the best results, work from the outside of the stain toward the center.
  5. Leave the cleaning solution on the grease stain for at least five minutes, so it can work its magic.
  6. Blot with a clean white cloth until the stain no longer transfers. Be careful not to rub the stained area, or you might damage the carpet fibers!
  7. Rinse the spot with cold water, making sure all excess cleaning solution is removed from the carpet.
  8. If the stain remains, mix the detergent solution on the list and follow steps 3-8 above. If the stain remains after trying both solutions, contact a professional cleaner.
  9. Once the stain is removed, layer white paper towels on the site to soak up any extra moisture. Weigh down the towels with a non-staining glass or ceramic object (think like a paperweight), and let them sit overnight.
  10. When the carpet is dry, vacuum the area to restore the texture.
  11. Give yourself a big high five. You did it!
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