My husband is in the military. Which means that he makes a huge mess with his shoe polish often. This Instructable will completely remove shoe polish (or any other type of oily substance) from your carpet completely in just 10 minutes, safely! Yippie for house wives that love hot rods!
Step 1: K&N Air Filter Cleaner- Go Get It!
For all you car people like me, you might have a K&N; Air Filter Cleaner bottle hanging around. If not, go to the auto parts store and ask the person behind the counter for a K&N; Recharger (filter care service kit). I think it is under $12, and it will last you forever.
Step 2: Finger Painting- If Only My Mom Had Let Me Years Ago...
Now, I have done the unthinkable to this carpet, just to prove that I mean business! And by the way, I rent this house from my from my mom! Brew Ha Ha! .
Step 3: Spray and Wait
Spray the spot well till it is completely wet with the Filter Cleaner. Make sure you grab the filter cleaner and not the oil from the kit.
Let the spot sit for 10 minutes after spraying. Do not rub the spot... you will make it bigger... just spray and then wait 10~ So, set your timer and relax...you can have your floor back soon!
Step 4: Its Time
DING! Time to BLOT....also known as dabbing. That is what you are going to do. DO NOT RUB.... you could make the spot bigger. Get plenty of napkins or what ever you have and dab/blot away. The spot should be coming up. Make sure to keep the napkins fresh as you go.
Step 5: Last Dab and GONE!
AMAZING! The spot is completely gone! My Mom would never believe that shoe polish was ever on the carpet! This stuff works on old or new oil stains from my experence. IF there is still a stain- have a secong go at it...or spray it and leave it over night with a damp cloth over it. It will be gone with a few dab in the morning! It has always worked wonders for me!