Year Old Carpet Stains GONE

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Introduction: Year Old Carpet Stains GONE

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Year Old Carpet Stains GONE

Step 1: Your Weapons

Baking Soda
Vinegar-Water 50/50 Mix

Step 2: Apply Baking Soda

Cover the stains with a layer of baking soda.

Step 3: Spray With Vinegar-Water

Step 4: Wait a Few Hours

Step 5: Scrub It Loose

Scrub the vinegar-baking soda paste loose.

Step 6: Sweep It Up

Step 7: Bask in Glory

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    206 Comments

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    Poppsie
    Poppsie

    Question 3 years ago

    I did all the steps advised on this post but my carpet has now changed colour and is more yellow. In time will it blend in with the rest of the carpet or not?

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    Peregrine05
    Peregrine05

    Answer 4 months ago

    You must use white vinegar, not regular vinegar.

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    bparent1127
    bparent1127

    1 year ago on Step 7

    Do not use this method on old coffee stains. It ruined my carpet, discoloured it. I used this method on about a dozen other old stains and it worked great but on the coffee stain it somehow reacted with the coffee and severely discoloured my carpet

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    KevinB576
    KevinB576

    Question 1 year ago on Step 3

    What kind of vinger do u use

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    djallcity84
    djallcity84

    Answer 1 year ago

    Use ONLY white.

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    djallcity84
    djallcity84

    1 year ago

    While some of this is the fault of the original poster, many of you are to blame for not researching properly. The reason your carpets are turning yellow is because you're using regular vinegar. DO NOT DO THAT. Use white vinegar (the clear kind). Otherwise, you'll just have a nasty yellow stain to try and remove again.

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    cassipettigrew
    cassipettigrew

    1 year ago

    This is what the carpet looks like, all over.

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    consumerbestchoice
    consumerbestchoice

    2 years ago

    Thank you so much btw, I am going to use this method!

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    MaryB446
    MaryB446

    2 years ago

    I will always be respectful and appreciate any help or tips that we can share

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    AngelaJ87
    AngelaJ87

    2 years ago

    I have a expensive wool carpet, my son was sick on it last year, I have tried several things to try and remove it, but after a short time the stain returns, any advice would be much appreciated.

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    HughesD2
    HughesD2

    2 years ago

    I have really good luck removing my cats old hair balls spitup stains on rugs. Sometimes they are hidden and I dont find them for a long while. I use Woolite carpet cleaner. They sell it in a little squeegie dispenser that has a good "scrubber." The dispensers are not refillable. So I keep a bottle of the Woolite spray on hand and just use the scrubber to work it into the fibers. It gets out the stain and doesnt leave any foamy residue to attract dirt.

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    Deni4332
    Deni4332

    Question 2 years ago on Introduction

    Hi! I am about to clean my carpet. Can i still use The baking soda and vinegar suggestion and then shampoo or do i have to vacuum the paste up first?

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    wgruber1
    wgruber1

    3 years ago

    I also tried this, and it made the stains whiter than the rest of the carpet and yellowish, and one of the spots I tried it on is still dark. Carpet looks worse than before.

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    Poppsie
    Poppsie

    Question 3 years ago on Introduction

    I had a large dark stain on my carpet. I went through the process that was explained. I went though the process as advised. But now the carpet has changed color and is more yellow than before. Will this color eventually darken to the original carpet color?

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    GaryP111
    GaryP111

    3 years ago

    I use the vinegar and water but I use a damp cloth and iron. Just spray the stain with the vinegar and water mix then place a damp towel or cloth over the stain and iron over it. You can see the stain transfer from the carpet to the cloth in front of your eyes. The baking soda (once dried) will get out any smell that may be present and doesn't make the carpet hard.

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    lauracracknell
    lauracracknell

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hi Gary, I'd LOVE your assistance and advice because I have 4 stains that look exactly like yours.. I'm SO nervous I'm going to make it worse by doing this..

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    CarolW110
    CarolW110

    3 years ago

    i used this to try to get stain from cat throwing up after eating some cat food that stained my carpet a redish orange color. The incident was less than a month ago and this did not really help. Its apartment so not really worried.

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    MsRendrag
    MsRendrag

    5 years ago

    I did a small area to test this method. It did get the stain out but now my carpet is very rough. Any thoughts on why that would happen or how to get it back to normal?