Secret Stain Remover For Carpets Revealed

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Cheapest Way To Remove Carpet Stains

Tired of wasting your money on products that claim to remove carpet stains, only to find they don't effectively work as promised and end up leaving your house smelling like pesticides?

I stumbled upon a secret, which I have been using for years, that is effective and safe and really works. I have never purchased another commericial, over-the-counter stain remover since.

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Recipe for carpet stain removal:

1. Purchase a cheap plastic spray bottle.

2. Fill it two thirds of the way with plain old hydrogen peroxide.

3. Fill it the rest of the way with plain old tap water.


How to remove carpet stains using this method:

1. Spray the stain and let it sit for a minute or two.

2. Using plain white paper towels, blot the stain.

3. You must blot. Never rub a stain.

4. Blot stain repeatedly with white paper towels until stain is gone.

5. You may have to re-spray and blot a couple of times.

6. After stain removal, spray carpet with a little air freshener.

7. Let dampened area of the carpet dry, then vacuum the carpet.

8. Some stains will require a second treatment.


Total Cost of This Stain Removal Method:

  • Spray bottle = $1.00 or less
  • Roll of paper towels = $1.00 or less
  • Hydrogen Peroxide = $1.00 or less
  • Tap water = free from your water spicket
  • Air freshener = maybe a $1.00 at your local dollar store, or already present in your home
Total Cost is under $5.00
These products will last a long time!

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The Two Secret Ingredients

Without naming any specific products out there, a lot of these products contain the same ingredients as mentioned in my recipe. The ingredients other marketers use may be uniquely disguised, but in the long run, a good majority of them simply use hydrogen peroxide and water as their base for lifting stains out of carpet.

So, the next time you are intrigued by a television ad promising to remove carpet stains or see a comparable product on your grocer's shelf, try this method instead. I swear by it!

I have had many nasty accidents happen to my carpet, some from my own stupidity, some from guests, and some from the several cats that I own, but if you walked into my home, you would never see or smell any evidence of any of the previous horrific stains that lurked at one time in my carpets or rugs. By the way, this method works well for old as well as fresh stains.

Save a bundle of money and lift stubborn carpet stains with this easy, cheap and effective method. I do believe you will be fascinated as to how well this recipe for stain removal actually works!

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rhonda 6 years ago

i have a nasty stain on my carpet from a leeky plug in air freshner. will this work for this type of stain as well? I also have a stain from a wood basket that was varnished. it got so hot the varnish melted onto the rug! how does your cleaning method do on this type of stain also?


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HubTub 6 years ago from The Sunshine State Author

I make no guarantees, as I have no patent on this product. However, if I were you, I would think it wouldn't hurt to try it. The best that could happen is that it would work, or it could take several applications to remove the stain. If nothing else, it could lighten the stain up. Of course, the best recommended method is to try a test spot on a small area and see what happens. I used this repeatedly on a wine-colored candle wax stain after removing the candle wax. It took quite a few treatments, but when I moved out of my apartment my landlord never noticed and I received my full deposit back. Best of luck to you. Keep me posted and let me know your results, if you do indeed try it out.


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PaperNotes 6 years ago

Thank you for the tips and recipe. I think I'll try it out next time.


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HubTub 6 years ago from The Sunshine State Author

Thanks for the comment, PaperNotes. It saves me a fortune on stain removal products.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I never heard of using hydrogen peroxide! I'll give it a shot! I also heard that most teeth whitening products sold over the counter contain hydrogen peroxide which is why once or twice a week I give my teeth a good brushing and rinsing with it. My dentist agrees by it, but to not do it to often since it also kills the good bacteria in our mouths. Excellent hub!


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HubTub 4 years ago from The Sunshine State Author

Thanks for your thoughts and for visiting! I like the idea of brushing and rinsing with the hydrogen peroxide. I will have to give that one a try!


mmazzi 4 years ago

I REALLY WORKS! When we bought our house 20 years ago, there was w/w carpeting. A sizable stain right in the middle of the hall. Professional cleaning and heavy duty chemical spot removal did NOTHING. Someone told me the stain looked like wine or grape juice and that peroxide will remove it. She learned from an old woman. We tried it together and it completely removed the stain that had been there for years!!!! I'm about to try it on multiple stains in my rental unit... I hope it works. The best thing is if people would just clean things up immediately. My parents taught us to blot, but never rub, and clean it immediately. Seven kids (no "free roam eating/drinking" - i.e. common sense), two dogs, RESPECT, and absolutely NO STAINS for decades.


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HubTub 4 years ago from The Sunshine State Author

Hi, mmazzi: Thanks for stopping by and sharing your successful experiences. :) I hope everything works out in your rental unit. Yes, it would help greatly if people would take the time to clean spills and stains at the time they occur, rather than letting them go. I couldn't agree with you more.


scrappinJudy 4 years ago

doesn't it change the color of the carpet?


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HubTub 4 years ago from The Sunshine State Author

No, it will not change the color of the carpet. If your carpet is dirty, a brighter area where you cleaned the stain may result afterwards. Otherwise, you'll be fine. If you have any doubts, test the solution on an inconspicuous area of carpet first. Thank you for visiting! :)


LuAnn 4 years ago

why couldn't carpet just be cleaned with Hydrogen peroxide instead of the carpet cleaner?


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HubTub 4 years ago from The Sunshine State Author

Hi, LuAnn! Actually, that is a very good idea! Why not use a combination of hydrogen peroxide and water in a conventional carpet cleaner? The solution may not have the proper chemicals to actually deep clean the carpet; however, it sure would brighten up the carpet and make it look like new. Thanks for stopping by and giving me some more food for thought! :)

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