Removing Carpet Stains & Spots : Removing Shoe Polish Stains From Carpet

Okay, we’re back and moving on to our final
stain which is shoe polish. Shoe polish can be very difficult to get off of certain carpet
fibers depending on how long it’s been into the fiber. So ideally you want to catch it
right after you’ve used the shoe polish and it’s on the fiber itself. The first thing
you want to do is to use a non acetone nail polish remover or a non flammable multi purpose
dry cleaning solution and you want to put it onto a cloth, white cloth because typically
these chemicals can remove the dye from the napkin or cloth and transfer it on to the
carpet. So you want to just apply firm pressure to help pull the stain out, and then you can
also scrub just lightly to keep it on the tips of the carpet fibers. Then you want to mix one eighth teaspoon of
mild liquid soap with one cup of water and you want to dip the cloth in and rinse blot
the stain. Then you blot to dry it. You want to switch
to ammonia. We’re going to do one tablespoon of ammonia and two cups of water. Then you want to do the same as with the liquid
soap. You want to rinse blot the area and then finally you want to pour hot water
on to the stain and then you want to just blot the hot water up. And once you’ve finished dry blotting the
area you can see that the stain has been completely removed. And now you know how to remove shoe
polish from carpet fibers.


  • thanks — i hope this works!

  • Goo gone works better (for wax shoe polish, not the liquid polish stuff).

  • Could this work with mesh

  • Phew! This just helped me out!

  • Thanks! This worked!

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