Stubborn Carpet Stain Removal

old dried stain removalStains on your clothing, furniture, and carpet define frustration. Hence, removing dried stains from carpets is the most effective defence to clean them immediately after the stain occurs. Regrettably, you may only sometimes be able to attack the stain right away. Indeed, dried stains can seem highly stubborn. Fortunately, a general removal method for dried carpet stains works for most stain types and will not damage your carpet.

1. The most crucial aspect of stain removal is pre-treatment as soon as possible. Next, the sooner you can soak or pre-treat a stain, the better your chances of removing it.

2. When pre-treating, always test a safe area of fabric with the solution to ensure the product doesn’t damage your garment.

Things Needed To Clean Dried Stains

  • carpet spot remover
  • Club soda
  • A plastic knife or dull butter knife
  • Vacuum
  • Two towels or rags

Vinegar is the superhero of stain removal (and cleaning in general!). However, try these different formulas for homemade carpet stain remover to remove a variety of common stains:

How To Remove Dried Stains From Carpet?[DIY method]

  1. Scrape any dried residue on the stain with a plastic or dull butter knife. Indeed, vacuum any residue you scratched away.
  2. Saturate the stain with club soda or Rub light carpet stains with a mixture of 2 tablespoons salt dissolved in 1/2 cup white vinegar. Let the solution dry, then vacuum.
  3. Cover the stained area using clean white or light-coloured rags or towels.
  4. Add two tablespoons of borax to the mixture for larger or darker stains and use it similarly.
  5. Stand on top of the clothes or towels for one minute.
  6. For tough, ground-in dirt and other stains, paste one tablespoon of vinegar with one tablespoon of cornstarch and rub it into the stain using a dry cloth. Then, let it sit for two days and vacuum it.
  7. Blot the stain using a dry, light-coloured towel.
  8. Do again the procedure of pouring the club soda, covering it with cloths, adding the weight of your body, and blotting with more rags or towels until you don’t see any more stains transferring to the towel rags.
  9. For spilt paint, use a solution of 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons laundry detergent, and two cups water; sponge away the paint before it sets in and rinse it with cold water.
  10. Use a carpet spot remover; dry the area with a towel to remove lingering stains.
  11. Mix one tablespoon of laundry detergent with 1 1/2 tablespoons of white vinegar and combine with two cups of water for fruit and juice stains. Thus, work the solution into the paint and blot.
  12. Combine white vinegar and water for coffee and tea stains in equal parts, and blot the stain.

Dried Stain On Carpet Removal Guide

  • Please read the instructions on the label of the carpet spot remover before using it. So you know it’s safe to clean dried stains from your carpet.

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Above all, always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is usually not visible. These suggested treatments only, and Steam n Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland stain removal service can’t be held accountable for any damage sustained using the procedures in this spot removal guide. Aside from that, we follow the carpet manufacturer’s recommendation in the carpet rug care guide.


Last updated 16/2/2024 Experienced, researched, and written by  Graeme Stephens