Don’t panic, ladies. If you’ve found yourself with makeup stains on your carpet, you don’t have to resort to replacing them. Take a deep breath and relax we’ve got the perfect DIY solution to get makeup out of the carpet (and it only takes five minutes). Simply grab some rubbing alcohol and dish soap, and follow the steps below for full instructions. In no time at all, your carpet will be as good as new.
What are the most common mistakes?
There are a few things that I have seen happen over and over again with people who are trying to clean up makeup spills on the carpet. If you’re making any of these mistakes, don’t panic you can fix them. Just follow my steps below and your carpet will be looking like new again in no time. Let’s get started.
What type of product should you use?
There are two types of stains on your carpet. The first one is oily stains, like grease or motor oil. The second type is caused by water and it leaves a residue behind that can be very difficult to remove. The best way to treat either type is with a product made specifically for carpets and other upholstery, such as Zout for Grease & Oil or Resolve Foam Cleaner. If you don’t have either on hand, combine equal parts dishwashing liquid and white vinegar in a spray bottle, shake well, and apply directly to stain (make sure it’s not colored carpeting). Blot up excess liquid until the stain has completely disappeared before blotting with water and pressing the dry cloth against the stained area. Repeat if necessary.
Choose the Right Kind of Soap
When you use dish soap or laundry detergent to clean up a cosmetic mess, you might be spreading it around and making matters worse. Look for makeup-removing products that are safe for carpets, clothes, and fabrics. Not all carpet cleaning solutions are made equal those that contain petroleum distillates can melt carpet fibers when they dry. You may have seen these solutions used by professional cleaners. But in general, these products should not be used on colored carpets or upholstery because they can make permanent stains worse. For best results, choose a cleaner specially formulated for oily substances such as paint, oil, and tar. Be sure to test any products in an inconspicuous spot before applying them fully to ensure your fabric is compatible with its ingredients.
Read Also: How To Clean Diarrhea Out Of Carpet
Spray the stain with water
To start, make sure you’re trying to clean a stain and not makeup caked onto your carpet. Run water over it you want enough water that it soaks into your carpet and doesn’t just pool around it. Next, blot up excess moisture with paper towels or cotton swabs. For these steps to work, you have to get all of the makeup out of your carpet fibers so be patient. You may need more than one round with water let everything dry before moving on to step three. If you don’t see any improvement after several attempts at using a wet-dry vacuum (without any suction) or steam cleaner, then move on and try another method.
Neutralize The Area with Baking Soda
If there’s makeup on your carpet, you want to neutralize it as quickly as possible. That way, you can see how deep the stain goes and know exactly what kind of cleaner you need. To do that, use a light dusting of baking soda. It’ll soak up excess oil while also buffing away any color from foundation or mascara. (Tip: Don’t grab cornstarch, It won’t do a good job removing makeup stains.) Allow it to sit for 15 minutes and then vacuum over it that should pull up anything left behind by your baking soda cleanse.