How to Get Oil Out of Carpets

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How to Get Oil Out of Carpets
Olive oil can stain your carpet. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

The carpets in your home certainly receive a lot of use, and from that use, unfortunately, can come stains of all sorts. You might not always feel equipped to deal with the stains you find on your carpet, but what you should understand is that knowing what type of stain you're dealing with is half the battle. Once you know whether that stain came from a greasy food item or olive oil dressing, you can remove it from your carpet with regular household items.

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Things you need

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Paper towels
  • Dry cleaning solvent
  • Cloth

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  1. 1

    Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol onto a paper towel, and use the paper towel to blot the oil stain. Blot the stain from the outside in for the best results. This should remove the majority of the stain.

  2. 2

    Add some dry cleaning solvent to a clean cloth and blot the stain. Blot the stain from the outside in for the best results.

  3. 3

    Add more dry cleaning solvent to the cloth and blot the stain repeatedly. For each application, continue blotting until all of the liquid has been absorbed.

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