The stubborn old grease stains on your carpet are undoubtedly the most filthy-looking blemishes. Now imagine you are victimized by this issue and are finding it an immensely hectic task. After putting all your effort, you are still unable to get rid of these ugly stains that make your carpet look unhygienic. It often happens, but don’t worry; you are not alone in this mess. One time or another, we have to face this troublesome problem.
Actually, the removal of grease is a bit tricky as compared to other stains as it has a firm grip over the fabric of the carpet; thus it becomes a hectic task to take it off. Let me tell you, scrubbing the affected carpet with all your might won’t do any good. So, scratch this technique off your list. .
Now you might think that the only solution left is to make a call to the professional. Before you do that, just try some effective home remedies to solve this issue. We have gathered a few recipes to get rid of an old grease stain on the carpet.
5 Ways to say bye-bye to stubborn old grease on the carpet
Follow these easy peasy tips and witness the flabbergasting results.
1. Using Salt and Alcohol
The amalgam of these two ingredients can let off the grease on your carpet. Just grab one ingredient from your kitchen and another from the bathroom. Now you are all set to develop your mixture.
- Four tablespoons of salt
- Rubbing alcohol
- Vacuum cleaner
- A piece of a damp cloth.
Make a paste that has hard consistency using alcohol and salt. Now using the damp cloth, gently start rubbing the grease on the carpet in a way that it does not spread all over the carpet. After constantly rubbing for a few minutes, allow the spot to dry. After the spot has completely dried, use the vacuum cleaner to clean off the remaining dirt.
2. Baking Soda and Dish Soap
Another most effortless way to remove grease from the carpet is using baking soda and dish soap. Baking soda is known due to its exceptional bleaching properties and can help in getting rid of stubborn stains within a few tries. Try this easy as pie method and obtain the result you desire to see.
- Baking soda
- Dish soap
- A hard brush
- A vacuum cleaner
Try to scrape off the grease as much as possible with a paper towel or cloth. After that, take a brush with rough bristles and try to rub off the stain. When that’s done, apply some baking soda and dish soap to the stain and let it sit for 15 mins Now, in order to take off the soap and soda, use a vacuum cleaner as it will wipe off the baking soda. Clean the carpet with a clean cloth at last. If the stain is thick and stubborn, try this process repeatedly.
If you find taking off the baking soda from your carpet a bit tricky, you can read more tips here and follow it.
3. Solvent-based cleaner
This is the handiest and a potential solution to eliminate this obstinate stain making your beautiful carpet filthy. You can buy a solvent-based cleaner from your close by market or a grocery store. I recommend getting your hands on a solvent on which a manufacturer assures that it won’t harm the fabric. Before purchasing the product, make sure you read the label behind the product to make sure it does not contain any dangerous ingredients or chemicals.
- As I said before, smudge the grease as much as you can.
- Now prepare the solution of the solvent you purchased and the detergent solution.
- Just to check if the chemical is strong to damage your cloth path, test the solution on a rough cloth.
- Dip a cloth in the solution. After that, apply that cloth to the grease-stained area. In order to obtain the best results, start cleaning slowly and reach the center of the stain.
- Once all the cleaning is done now with a damp cloth, clean the leftover grease and remove the carpet’s excess solvent solution.
- Try the process repeated if the stain does not vanish in one go.
- Once the stain is removed, vacuum the carpet, and you are good to go.
Now, How easy was that, huh?
4. Using Dishsoap and Peroxide
Well, we can see how dish soap is a winning ingredient in getting rid of the toughest stains. Therefore, when mingled, the mixture of dish soap and peroxide is going to showcase their magic.
- White vinegar
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Dish soap
Put on your gloves and start implementing the trick. Grab a bucket and all your ingredients. Now slowly start pouring all the liquids into the bucket and begin mixing. Once the solution is ready, you can use this solution to clean your carpet, and eventually, it will take off the dirty grease stains very conveniently.
After you have failed every method, then, at last, I suggest you go for this option. The bleaching property of the cornstarch makes it worthwhile to remove a tough grease stain on the carpet.
Spray cornstarch on the carpet’s stained area as it will absorb the grease will soften it, and it will become easy to take it off. Let the spray sit on for 15 mins; sprinkle some cornstarch and make a paste. Slowly rub the paste on the carpet to make sure to clean the rug as spotless. After that, clean the paste with cold and watch out for the results.
Cornstarch acts as a great bleaching agent and can remove other stubborn stains as well.
5. Use Shaving Cream
Now you must be wondering, a shaving cream? Well, for your information, yes, the application of shaving cream on the fat grease on your carpet can help in removing the ugly spot.
Pump out some shaving cream and evenly spread on the grease. With the help of a brush, spread the cream and let it sit. After a few minutes, wipe off the cream using a clean cloth from the carpet. You can try this process continuously if the grease is hard.
This method is quite effective for the removal of a thick layer of grease. Hah! Wasn’t that easy?
6. Use Borax
Here comes my last and final remedy to help you out with the removal of grease. Follow the lead as I’m describing.
- Soapy water
- Vacuum cleaner
Dampen the green-stained area of the carpet thoroughly. Sprinkle borax powder and start rubbing. Now clean the borax with the solution prepared with equal quantities of soapy water and vinegar. Finally, clean the remains with a vacuum.
No Stains On Our Remedies’ Watch!
After following one of these steps, you will surely obtain eye-soothing results and get your carpet as good as new. After implementing these remedies, some of the ingredients leave an unpleasant odor due to the presence of various chemicals. You can quickly get rid of the unpleasant odor.
I hope you find these remedies as good as they are to get your carpet stain-free.