There are many homemade recipes for carpet cleaners. Many common stains can be treated with household items you have on hand, saving you from having to run to the store to buy a commercial cleaner. If one treatment does not work, go on to the next until your stain is removed and your carpet is looking as good as it did before the spill.
Soak your stain completely with club soda.2
Combine one part borax with two parts baking soda or two parts corn starch.3
Mix 1 tbsp. each of liquid hand soap and vinegar into a quart of water. Use this mixture in a spray bottle.4
Combine one part each of non-bleach liquid laundry soap and one part liquid fabric softener with six parts water. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle or a carpet-cleaning machine.
Grease or Oil Stains
Sprinkle baking soda.6
Try sprinkling corn starch to soak up the stain.7
Cat litter or sawdust also can be used to soak up the stain.
Sprinkle cream of tartar on the stain.9
Follow with drops of lemon juice.10
Dribble isopropyl alcohol over the ink in an area that is well-ventilated.
Start with cold water.12
Follow with old reliable club soda.13
Allow hydrogen peroxide to bubble and work into the stain.