Be sure to blot soak up all liquid from the stained area before you begin cleaning


Make your own solution of 1/4 teaspoon of white vinegar  (Dawn dish soap, laundry detergent, or non-ammonia cleaner) mixed with 32 ounces of water.

  • Beer
  • Berries
  • Cola
  • Feces
  • Food dyes
  • Gravy
  • Ice cream
  • Jams/jelly
  • Milk
  • Mud
  • Urine
  • Washable ink
  • Wet/latex paint
  • Wine

Mix one tablespoon of ammonia cleaning solution (like Windex) with one cup of water. 

  • Blood
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Mustard
  • Tea
  • Vomit
  • Wine

**Don’t try this on wool or wool mixed carpet. This requires a more mild alternative. 


Place a paper towel or preferably a newspaper over the carpet and iron on warm setting. The wax, fat, or oil should come up off the carpet and stick to the paper towel.

  • Candle wax


Other Stains 


Moisten a cotton ball or soft cloth with rubbing alcohol and press it on the affected area. Once the glue residue is thoroughly moistened, gently wipe it off and repeat until the carpet is clean. 


Freeze the wax or gum with ice cubes. Then shatter it with a spoon or blunt object. Vacuum up the pieces before they soften.


Nail Polish
Blot the area with a rag dipped in nail polish remover- a small amount, note that this may take color out of a dark carpet.