How to Clean Cosmetics From Carpet

Views: 7858 | Last Update: 2009-05-02
Cleaning cosmetics from carpet involves applying a dry cleaning solution to the area, blotting the area with a cloth and flooding the stain with water before further blotting. Remove cosmetic stains from carpet, repeating the blotting process until it is... View Video Transcript

About this Author

Josh Bale

Video Transcript

Now we're going to be getting out cosmetics from carpet fibers. So I'm going to apply a little bit of makeup to the carpet fibers. And usually it would have been spilled and walked on so it will be rubbed in a little bit. It's not a big deal. It actually comes out quite easily. The first thing you want to do is apply the type of dry cleaning solution to the area, not too much. Just enough to saturate the area with the makeup. And then you want to blot the area with a dry clean cloth. The reason you never want to use a colored cloth is because a lot of the times the chemicals are using to clean off the material will actually wind up dying, taking the color out of the dye out of the cloth and transferring it onto the carpet. Which is obviously something we don't want to do. You just want to apply a small amount of liquid detergent to the area. And then blot the area again. Each time you blot you're pulling a little bit more of the stain out of the carpet fiber. And when you blot you want to work your way from the outside in, by doing that you're helping to prevent spreading the stain to a greater surface area of the carpet. Then you want to flood the area with water. Cold water. And you want to blot the area again. After that you want to apply a small amount of ammonia to the area of the stain. And then you want to blot the area again. Finally you want to go back over it with a little bit more of the liquid soap, a mild liquid detergent, and blot the area. And then finally you want to flood the area with water once again. Now at this point in time the stain will be gone, in almost all cases, and you just want to blot the area to remove the final remnants of the makeup and to dry the area off as well.