Lipstick may look well on you and even enhance your beauty, but it will not look good on your carpet. To your carpet, it is just a stain, and it looks even worse if the lipstick is red. No matter how careful you are with your makeup kit, accidents are bound to happen. You can accidentally drop it on your carpet and step on it, or your child can get hold of it a smear it on your carpet.
Whatever the case, you need to act fast on removing the stains before it dries up and becomes harder to remove. This guide will show you some steps you can use to get rid of red lipstick stains out of the carpet.
1. Start with the large pieces
Remove any part of the lipstick that is still on the carpet by lifting carefully to avoid staining further. Scrub the edges of the carpet carefully with a plastic spoon. Work from the outer edges moving towards the inside so that you don’t spread the stains. Use a nozzle of your vacuum cleaner to vacuum the loose pieces.
3. Stain Remover
Lipstick stains contain grease that can stick on the fibers of the carpet. Use an all-purpose stain remover with a grease removing the element. Spray the stain remover into the affected area. This method works well to remove the stain, but if you are not careful with the kind of stain remover you’re using, it can end up discoloring your carpet.
Test the cleaning product first at a corner of your carpet and leave it for some time to dry. If it discolors the spot, then it is probably not the best product for cleaning your carpet.
4. Repeat the process
5. Hand wash
If left on the carpet for long, some cleaning products can discolor or even damage the fibers of the carpet. Mix some dish detergent with warm water or laundry water and wash with your hands. You can mix 1/4 of the detergent depending on the amount of stain remaining.
You should choose the kind of products carefully to avoid damaging your carpet. Stay away from products that contain bleach or lanolin as they can discolor your carpet. If you are not sure about the ingredients in your detergent, you can test it on a corner of the carpet and see if it has any effects.
6. Rinse with clean water and dry
1. Hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide works perfectly to remove the remaining traces of the lipstick stains after removing the majority of the stains. A 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide will work well for you. Weaker percentage of the solution will not work effectively while the stronger solutions can damage the fibers of your carpet.
2. Moisture the carpet
3. Let it sit for an hour
Common Questions and Answers
Can baking soda remove lipstick from the carpet?
Can I use nail polish remover?
To be completely sure about the results, use nail polish remover with acetone. Apply it directly on the affected area and let it sit for five minutes then blot. When using acetone, ensure you are in a well-ventilated area to ensure you don’t inhale the fumes.
Are there home products I can use in place of commercial products?
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