Last month I shared a recipe for a very simple carpet cleaner that used baking soda to lift dirt and deodorise.
It works really well, but some stains can be tough to shift, so here is a recipe more suited to spot cleaning stubborn marks from the carpet.
Carpet Stain Remover
Mix these three ingredients to a paste:
- 1/4 cup plain salt
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup borax
Rub into the stain, leave to dry and then vacuum. If the stain is old or very dense you may need to do this a couple of times.
This paste should not have any impact on the original colour of your carpet, but if you have any doubts, or are not sure what you carpet is made of, it's a good idea to do a spot test on an area that isn't usually visible.