How To Get Shoe Polish Out of Carpet
Want to know how to remove shoe polish from your carpet? SaraCares has some great advice to take care of the toughest stains around—even black shoe polish!
Shoe polish is a fast and easy way to breathe new life into your shoes. Unfortunately, while it can be great for shoes, shoe polish can be a disaster for almost everything else—especially for your carpets. Shoe polish is designed to stick to surfaces, making it awfully tough to remove when it latches on to your carpet fibres. Luckily, we have some useful stain removal techniques that will help put these nasty marks behind you.
Here is how to get shoe polish out of carpet:
Gather It Up
If there is a clump of shoe polish sitting on your carpet, scoop up as much of it as you can with a plastic spoon or a plastic knife. Blot up the shoe polish with a clean white cloth or paper towel. DO NOT RUB. Vigorously rubbing the stain can spread the shoe polish, pushing it deeper into the carpet fibres. Repeat until no more shoe polish can be lifted up by blotting.
Blot It Up
To thoroughly remove the stain, apply some rubbing alcohol onto a clean white cloth and dab the shoe polish stain. Continue blotting the spot until the polish is no longer visible on the cloth. Then, dab the area with a damp cloth moistened with water. Soak up the moisture with a clean dry cloth or paper towel.
Suds It Up
Liquid dish soap is another effective option for removing shoe polish stains. Mix a squirt of the soap into a cup of warm water. Soak up the mixture with a white cloth, then gently dab the stain. Blot the spot with a dry cloth and then wipe it again with a damp cloth to lift out the soapy solution. Finally, blot the area dry.
Troublesome Stains That Won’t Come Out
Shoe polish will help keep your footwear looking their best. And, like your shoes, you will want to keep your carpets vibrant and beautiful for as long as you can.
Following these quick and easy steps on how to remove shoe polish will help you do just that. However, if some of the shoe polish remains even after you have tried these cleaning treatments, it is time to call a professional carpet cleaning company.
We have the experience, the skills, and the products to handle all your stain removal needs in an effective and environmentally friendly way. For the first name in carpet care, trust the pros at SaraCares!
For more information on how to remove black shoe polish from your carpet, contact us today using the form below.Published on Monday, July 27 2015