Stain guide for wool carpet


The following is based on advice from Wools of New Zealand but before you do anything, make sure you have scraped up any solids and blotted up any excess liquid spills with paper towels. And remember – never rub wet carpet. Simply cross reference the type of treatment with the specific stain in the table below. 


Cleaning Solutions

  1. Lukewarm water OR Wet Carpet Stain Remover for Wet Stains.**

  2. One teaspooon of wool detergent with one teaspoon of white vinegar in one litre of warm water.

  3. Clear household disinfectant

  4. Dry Stain Remover. Use only on dry stains.

  5. Chill with ice cubes in a plastic bag. Pick or scrape off solids.

  6. Mix 1/3 cup of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of water.

  7. Warm water

  8. Nail polish remover (should not contain lanolin)

  9. Surgical alcohol

  10. Place absorbent paper over wax or paper towel and apply hot iron to paper. Wax will melt and be absorbed by paper.

  11. Vacuum clean

  12. Mineral turpentine

  13. Seek assistance from a professional carpet cleaner.

**Stain Remover is available in most supermarkets. If you can't find it, use lukewarm water. 

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Stain guide for synthetic carpets

Here’s our easy reference guide about what to use for specific spills and stains on solution-dyed nylon carpets. Simply cross reference the type of treatment options below with the specific stain in the table.


Cleaning Solutions

  1. Dry cleaning fluid

  2. Nail polish remover

  3. Detergent mix – two tsps. mild liquid detergent mixed with two cups water.

  4. Lukewarm tap water

  5. Vinegar solution – one cup vinegar to two cups water.

  6. Ammonia solution – two tbsps. household ammonia to one cup water.

  7. Dry Stain Remover

  8. Professional clean advised

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