How to Remove Shoe Polish Stain from Carpet

How to Remove Shoe Polish Stain from Carpet 28 Mar

Shoe polish can bring back the shine on your shoes, but it can make your carpet ugly if you spill it on the carpet. Getting shoe polish stain out of the carpet is a tough task. If you go wrong in the removal of the shoe polish process, you may end up spending a lot on carpet stain removal services in Melbourne or even replacing the carpet. So in simple words, be cautious.

If it is already too late to be cautious and you have already spilt shoe polish on your carpet, then here are hacks that you can try to get shoe polish out of the carpet.

Pre-Cleaning Steps

  • Take a butter knife or spoon and scrape off as much shoe polish as you can. Be gentle and simply scrape off the shoe polish. At any given point, don’t press it down else it will settle down in the carpet and the shoe polish stain removal process will become tougher.
  • Keep wiping shoe polish from the spoon, while scraping on paper towels. You must use a clean butter knife, so you can collect as much shoe polish as possible.
  • Take a clean cloth and blot the stain to remove it. Keep changing the side of the cloth to transfer shoe polish from the carpet to the cloth.
  • Don’t push the stain during the blotting process.

Shoe Polish Stain Removal Guide 1:

  • Mix half tablespoon liquid dishwasher into one cup of warm water and make a carpet cleaning solution to effectively get shoe polish out of the carpet.
  • Take a clean, white cloth and damp it into the cleaning solution. Use this cloth to blot clean the carpet. Continue blotting to transfer stain from carpet to the cloth.
  • If required damp another side of the cloth in the cleaning solution and blot clean the carpet.
  • Repeat until the stain is removed.
  • In the last step, clean the carpet with cold water.

This stain removal method will do magic if your stains are fresh. But, if your stains have already settled in the carpet fibre, then follow the below-mentioned cleaning hack.

Shoe Polish Stain Removal Guide 2:

  • Mix an equal quantity of white vinegar and warm water to create an effective removal solution.
  • Directly apply the cleaning solution to the shoe polish stain and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Take a white, clean cloth and use it to blot clean the carpet.
  • If the stain is still there, apply the cleaning solution again and repeat the process.
  • Rinse the carpet with cold water once the stain is removed.

Notes

  • Don’t use rubbing alcohol to remove shoe polish stains as it can make it worse.
  • Never rub or press the shoe polish stains as it will make it impossible to remove without carpet stain removal services in Melbourne.
  • If after trying a shoe polish stain removal method 2 to 3 times, the stain is still there, use professional carpet stain removal services in Melbourne.

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