Cleaning your carpets involves regularly vacuuming and spot cleaning. If you have a light-coloured carpet such as beige, you may find yourself spot cleaning more often because the stains are more visible on a light rug than a dark one. Use mild household cleaners to remove stains and avoid damaging your carpet. Regardless of your cleaning method, always test it on a small area of your beige carpet to see if it will damage or discolour the carpet.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Liquid dish detergent
- Distilled white vinegar
Mix 1/4 tsp liquid dish detergent with 1 cup lukewarm water.
Apply the soap solution to the carpet stain with a cloth. Dab rather than rub the carpet, as rubbing will spread the stain or push it deeper into the carpet fibres where it will be harder to remove.
If the stain is still visible, mix 1 cup distilled white vinegar with 2 cups water.
Apply the vinegar solution to the stain with a clean cloth. Be careful not to rub the stain. Blot the vinegar solution with a clean cloth.
If you can still see the stain on the beige carpet, mix 1 tbsp ammonia with 1 cup water.
Blot the ammonia-based solution onto the stain with a cloth.
Mist the area with clear water from a spray bottle. Do not soak the carpet.
Dry the area thoroughly with a clean cloth or towel.
Repeat Steps 7 and 8 until all the cleaning solutions are rinsed from the carpet.
Tips and warnings
- Do not use bleach-based products to clean your beige carpet as this could permanently damage the colour.
- Use white cloths so you can see the stain transfer from the beige carpet to the cloth.
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