I left a green rug on some cream colored carpet. Now there’s a big green spot on my carpet. How do I clean it?

January 31, 2013 by
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Question by jw0957: I left a green rug on some cream colored carpet. Now there’s a big green spot on my carpet. How do I clean it?
The green rug transferred color to the cream colored carpet. The area of the stain is about 3×3′. I am guessing traditional spot carpet cleaners won’t be so effective on a large area. How can I clean this myself? Do I need to hire a professional?

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Answer by TJ
If you have cleaned your own carpet before and aren’t scared to do it; do this. Get wide masking tape and pad it like to try to remove it. Do this pretty well, and see how much you get off. Then go ahead and use Woolite Oxideep. Spray your cloth with it and start wiping the carpet. This should work well. If not, you haven’t created anymore damage.

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  1. carpet guy on Thu, 31st Jan 2013 5:18 am

    This type of stain is one of the hardest to get out the carpet.
    I would recommend using a wet vac and slowly pour hot almost boiling water (from a kettle) on the spot and vacuum it up at the same time, (this will open up the dye ports on the carpet fibre releasing the stain. and remove the residue from the carpet).
    If the stain is still visible than try putting Dawn dishwashing liquid (4 or 5 drops into one cup of water) or carpet spotter. Dampen the spot letting it soak on the stain for about 5 minutes and repeat step one. After this you should rinse the area again with the wet vac and hot water. If this doesn’t work try using orange glo or even 409. The most important thing to do is rinse the stain with a wet vac and hot water from a kettle to remove all the reside, or the spot may come back.

    Please be careful with what product you uses (neutral PH carpet cleaning solution is best). Please DO NOT put anything on the carpet that was not made for carpet.

    Carpet cleaner for 14 years

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