Cleaning Carpet Stains – How to Remove Lipstick from Carpet

Remove Carpet Lipstick

Lipstick is very waxy and to remove the lipstick stain from your carpet you have to do some important things.

  1. Dry blot it, and don’t want to make it wet.
  2. Never scrub, never scrub your carpet. It’s going to damage the carpet fiber.

It’s going to take a lot of time, a lot of patience, but let’s just see what kind of result we get with it. You don’t need to do this too much because you may be bringing that lipstick further down into that carpet fiber and your fiber in there is still untouched from that lipstick, so we are going to have some good results if we probably don’t do too much with it.

One more thing, dip it in ice coldwater; usually why we go with ice cold water is because hot water can often set a stain. Now one thing to keep in mind is that in most residential homes, you will find nylon carpet. Nylon carpet fiber is dyed with an acidic dye and so therefore it really readily accepts dyes of any sort. So you don’t want to get too aggressive with it at this point.

So step number three is to drop the towel and call a carpet cleaning professional because really, you don’t want to get this stain further embedded into your carpet fiber. You want to have the best result as possible and what you have done are two very good things.

You first off blotted it with a white towel, tried to see if you get any color transfer from the ice cold water, no luck there. Don’t go any further because most likely, the less that you do, the greater success your carpet cleaning professional will have in tackling that spot.

Lipstick is made of grease, which can very difficult to remove from carpet, so act fast.

  1. With an old cloth, apply Goo Gone, a common degreaser, directly onto the lipstick stain and press into the carpet. You’ll start to see the lipstick stain come off the carpet and onto the cloth. Keep repeating this until the cloth gradually begins to absorb the color. Dry cleaning fluid can also be used if Goo Gone isn’t something you have handy.
  2. Next, mix 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap with1 cup of warm water and 1 teaspoon of dry cleaning fluid. Gently blot the stain with a rag soaked in this solution.
  3. After using a damp cloth and a stain remover, you should see the lipstick stain transfer onto the cloth and off the carpet.
  4. If you don’t have stain remover handy, try pouring rubbing alcohol directly onto a sponge, and then apply onto the lipstick stain, carefully working from the outside of the stain towards the inside.
  5. Then mix 3 parts warm water with 1 part powdered laundry detergent. Make this mixture into a paste and cover the stain.
  6. After the lipstick stain has lifted off the carpet, use a new cloth that’s damp and thoroughly clean the affected area with water and a clean towel and blot dry the area with paper towels.


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