How to Remove Tire Marks from Your Carpet?

clean bicycle tire marksTo eliminate or clean bicycle tire marks from the carpet, try this simple, eco-friendly strategy. It will not only clean your carpet but would also provide built-in protection against future stains. It all starts with preventing marks from being tracked inside.

Things Needed to Clean Tire Marks from Carpet 

  • Clean water
  • Simple Green Carpet Cleaner
  • Soft, absorbent towel
  • Soft-bristled brush
  • Sponge

Directions:

  1. First, clean bicycle tire marks start by spraying a generous amount of Simple Green Carpet Cleaner over the stain.
  2. Secondly, Dampen a soft-bristled brush with water.
  3. Work the cleaner into the tire marks with a damp brush.
  4. If needed, allow the cleaner to set on the stain to allow it to loosen the rubber from the carpet fibres.
  5. As soon as the stain is gone, wipe the area free of the foam with a clean, damp sponge, rinsing often.
  6. Blot dry using a soft absorbent towel.

Guidelines:

  • Regularly spot test in a hidden area to check for colourfastness before starting.
  • Also, comply with all instructions and warnings on the bottle label as well as instructed.

Additional Tips and Advice

  • To avoid future clean bicycle tire marks and stains, consider placing a decorative rug in front of the chair to protect the carpeting.
  • For instance, vacuuming the area after it has dried will help restore the carpet fibres’ texture.
  • Using detergents and stain removers without dyes prevents adding another stain to the area. Sometimes coloured soaps can leave a second stain as they turn the room a light shade of the colours used to add colour to the liquid.
  • Before you use a cleaning product, please test a small spot before applying it to the entire area to ensure that it won’t discolour your carpet. Also, check the carpet manufacturer’s recommendations.

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BY GRAEME STEPHENS. PUBLISHED 10/12/2014. UPDATED 19/04/2021