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DIY : Carpet Stain Remover. 2 ingredients, 3 steps, 5 minutes!

Updated on April 22, 2015

Stains in a carpet

Like most households that have carpets, it's common to have stains regardless of how many times you have tried to clean it. There are many products in the supermarkets to do just the thing, but have you always got in your cupboards? They always cost a fortune, and it never lasts.

Keep in mind if you have light carpets, I would recommend doing a tester patch (out of sight, or perhaps on a off-cut) before getting on your hands and knees for a few minutes. Yes it does take only a few minutes to do and I find it an effective way to get the results! This is my way of getting stains out; from coffee to the dogs having accidents.


What you will need

  1. Bicarbonate of Soda
  2. Lemon Juice
  3. A cloth


The Stain

As you can see there is a stain in my mother-in-law's living room carpet, I'm not sure what it is or when it happened (neither is she). It's relatively small and positioned out of sight, but it's annoying when you know it is there, so I thought I would give my solution a quick go.

Here are my 3 Steps, taking less than 5 minutes to do and see results!


Step 1. Bicarbonate of Soda

You can find this in all supermarkets, most people keep it in the house (especially if you bake). It's cheap, effective and will last!

Sprinkle some onto the stain and gentle dab it in.


Step 2 : Lemon Juice

Again most people keep this in the house, it's an alternative to using white/clear vinegar. I prefer it due to smell but if I was to be taking a stain out of a light carpet I would use the vinegar. Lemon juice is a natural bleach and reacts very well with the bicarbonate of soda, it is safe to use with animals and children in the house. It also neutralizes any lingering smells that may have been left by any puppy accidents, which will deter them from marking it again.

Splash some on top of the powder, and watch it bubble away. This is an instant reaction and only lasts a minture or so (depending on how much you've put on).

Be ready with your cloth when the bubbles start to pop and the reaction slows down!

Step 3 : Wipe up

Get your cloth, I used a cheap off the roll jay cloth, give it a quick wipe, making sure to remove any excess powder or juice.

If the stain is big more stubborn, use a tougher cloth and give it a quick scrub.

Viola, strain free carpet!


Have you tried this method, did it work?

See results

© 2015 MFPrincess


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