Are you one of those persons who enjoy keeping the carpet as clean and new as possible? Do you have a hard time figuring out how and why the grease stain ended up on the carpet? The grease stain can ruin the royal appearance of your carpet in a number of ways. Off the garage to the chain of your beloved bike to the bacon grease from the baking tray, it’s all there.
Do not hesitate to have your fingers filthy when it comes to removing these stains from the carpet. Grease might appear to be a fearsome, terrible stain – until now! Our solution makes use of goods and materials that you most likely already have on hand.
This article will give you all the information and knowledge you need to know about how to remove grease stains from the carpet.
It is a very simple process to clean your carpet from grease stains. Simply follow the instructions mentioned in the article. We also have recipes for homemade grease stain removers from readily available ingredients and easy-to-follow steps.
Let us get started!
How To Remove Grease Stains From Carpet?
The first and foremost tip when it comes to cleaning grease stains is `to act immediately. You have been quick on your feet and instantly grab your needed items and start cleaning. The longer you let it be on your carpet, the harder it is going to be to remove the stain.
The minute you spill something greasy on the carpet, take a piece of cloth that will absorb well and dab the place where the grease stain is there. Apply gentle pressure and remove any residue grease. This will help ease the cleaning process and prevent it from spreading and staining more of your carpet. This step is common for all the methods, so be sure to follow it, no matter what way you choose to clean your carpet.
Method One: Baking Soda
Once you dab the grease off the carpet as much as you can, sprinkle some baking soda over it and let it sit on the stain for few mins. After about five minutes, gently scrub the baking soda onto the carpet, either using your fingers or a toothbrush.
Once you scrub it gently, take a cloth, dip it in lukewarm water, and wipe off the baking soda. If you have a small carpet or if it is an area rug, then just wash the whole rug according to the washing instructions of your rug.
Baking soda is like that friend whom we can always count on to help you at any moment in your life. There is nothing that baking soda can not help you with. It removes all kinds of stains, and it is a must-have item at your home.
Method Two: Dish Soap
This is yet another easy cleaning method. After you dab the excess grease off the carpet, in a bowl:
- Mix ¼ parts clear dishwashing soap and 1 part warm water.
- Once you have this mixture ready, take a cloth and dip it in the mixture and place it over the stain and apply pressure.
- Once you do that, remove the cloth, clean it, dip it back in the solution, and place it on the stain, but this will just be on the stain.
Few minutes after you see the stain lifting, remove the cloth and blot it dry using paper towels. If the stain is not lifting them, let it soak the soap mixture for longer.
Method Three: White Vinegar And Wet Spotter
This method is a little more complex than the rest of them because it is a little challenging to make the wet spotter unexpectedly as the ingredients are not as readily available.
Once you remove the grease by dabbing a cloth over it, slightly wet the stained area, and then add few drops of white vinegar along with generous amounts of the wet spotter (look for the recipe below) to the stain on the carpet. Place a cotton pad or a cloth that absorbs well on top of this stain and keep changing this pad as it keeps absorbing liquids. Do this until you can see that the stain is lifting off.
Do not hesitate to repeat the process a few times if needed. However, do not do it immediately after. Give some intervals between each time of cleaning.
How to make the Wet spotter:
- 1 part dishwashing soap
- 1 part glycerine
- 8 parts water
Mix these three ingredients well and store them in an appropriate container. I know that it might difficult to find glycerine, but this liquid can be stored in plastic spray bottles for a long time. So, you can just make these ahead of time and save them for future uses. Also, note to shake the bottle well before using the wet spotter mixture.
Method Four: Dry Cleaner
Dab off the excess grease from the carpet as much as possible, add some cornmeal to the stain, and scrub using a brush with firm bristles. This will allow the cornmeal to absorb a lot of the grease from the carpet and break it down once you do that; dust off the cornmeal and add your dry spotter to it.
It is possible to make your own dry spotter at home, and you will need only a few ingredients, but these may not be very commonly available. So, for products like these, we suggest that you make them ahead of time and store them in an airtight container for future use, or you can buy the dry spotter at a store. They are available premixed in any physical stores and e-commerce websites.
How to make the dry spotter:
- 8 parts liquid dry-cleaning solvent
- 1 part coconut oil ( you can use mineral oil as a substitute, but it is not as effective as coconut oil)
Mix these ingredients thoroughly and, as already mentioned, store them in an airtight container for future purposes. Make sure to mix it well before using it every time.
Accidents are prone to happen, so when something happens the way you did not want it to, do not beat yourself about it. You will learn and rectify next time. So if you spill something, then do not worry about it! Just google how to clean it and fix it rather than being tense. Be chill, be happy! As a wise person once said, there is no point crying over spilled milk!
I know that you are wondering, “what was the need to get so deep about cleaning grease off your carpet?” but even little things in life can be an opportunity to learn a great life lesson. So, that little deep talk is for the people who needed to hear it and also a small takeaway.
I hope this article about how to remove grease stains from the carpet helped you remove your grease stain and restore your carpet. All the best on cleaning them off and also happy cleaning!