Cleaning GuidesHow to Get Coffee Stains out of Carpet
Cover the damp area with a dry towel and place a heavy object on top of it. This way, the cloth will absorb any remaining moisture.
Makeup has become an undeniable part of people’s lives. It’s not defined by gender anymore and it has now become a form of art and self-expression. Indeed, doing your makeup is all fun and games until you drop the brush on the floor. Bobbi Brown once said: “Makeup is no rocket science.” Well, no it isn’t, but removing it from the carpet might be.
So, if you:
Then lucky you! You came to the right place. This article lays out the supplies, tools and techniques you need to remove any unsightly makeup stains on the carpet.
Makeup can be a culprit for creating horrific stains on all sorts of carpeting. However, with the right treatment, you can easily remove any kind of makeup from your rug. You will learn how to do that below, but before that, we need to define a couple of rules:
You’ll need: a spoon, vacuum cleaner, dishwashing detergent, two microfiber cloths, towel, water.
Use a spoon to remove the initial film immediately after the makeup got in touch with your carpet.
Mix a few drops of dishwashing liquid with two glasses of lukewarm water.
Dampen a microfibre cloth with the soapy solution and blot the stain until all the pigment of the makeup comes out.
Moisten another clean cloth with lukewarm water and blot carefully to remove the cleaning mixture.
Blot the area dry with a clean white towel.
Once the area is completely dry, hoover the area where the makeup stain was.
The method above should help you get any makeup off the carpet in just a few minutes. In fact, a very similar method works well when you have to remove oil stains from the carpet. However, some spots may require more specific treatment. So, if you’re dealing with a very stubborn stain, choose one of the following techniques.
Foundation and concealer are musts for many people, especially the ones who never get enough sleep. Who are we kidding? That’s everyone! We know mornings are hectic…you are already late for work, the kids are late for school, you decide to quickly put on a little makeup, and you happen to elbow the foundation bottle off the table while applying it. Don’t worry! Here is how to remove foundation from carpet:
You’ll need: a spoon, makeup remover (such as micellar water), ammonia or vodka
If you are a fan of dark eyeshadow, and dark makeup generally, then you are in a real “risk zone.” If you dropped your palette or a brush on the floor and now your rug looks like a child’s drawing, have no fear! Whether it’s a powder or a cream, follow these steps to get the eyeshadow out of carpet:
You’ll need: hydrogen peroxide, two microfibre cloths, towel, water.
Oh, mascara – a girl’s best friend. Yes, until you drop it on the floor and a black spot appears on your carpet. If that happens, here is how to get mascara out of carpet:
You’ll need: eye-makeup remover, two microfibre cloths, towel, water.
Highlighter – probably the most overused makeup product recently! The shiny liquid is a favourite part of many folks’ daily makeup routine. We assume that if people are using it that often, then it is possible to drop it sometimes. In case that happens, to remove highlighter from carpet, you have to do the following:
You’ll need: a paper towel, white cloth, laundry detergent, towel, water.
If you love using powdered or liquid blush and bronzer, you definitely need to know how to clean them up. So, if you are wondering how to get blush out of carpet, let us help you:
You’ll need: dry-cleaning solvent, clean cloth, white cotton towel, a vacuum cleaner, water.
We all know that liquid eyeliner is one of the hardest-to-apply makeups. It may also be one of the hardest-to-clean from carpet if you don’t act fast. So, in case you spilt eyeliner or dropped its brush, calm down! Here is how to remove eyeliner from carpet:
You’ll need: one tablespoon of ammonia, half a cup of warm water, white towel.
“How to get red lipstick out of carpet?” – That is a question that every woman asks at least once in her life. Here is the answer. Follow this simple procedure when removing lipstick from carpet:
You’ll need: dishwashing detergent, white vinegar, sponge, towel, water.
If you were doing your makeup to impress someone, or for a romantic dinner with your partner, be careful with the candles on the table, we already know that you’re a bit clumsy. So, if you happen to tip over a candle, here are some tricks on how to clean wax off your carpet.
If you don’t feel confident enough to tackle stubborn stains or you’re worried about ruining your beautiful carpet, we recommend you to hire a professional carpet cleaner. Fantastic Services’ advanced hot water extraction carpet cleaning can deal with every type of hard-to-remove carpet stains, including the makeup ones. We also offer dry cleaning services for more delicate or bright-coloured carpets.
The fantastic carpet cleaners perfectly know how to remove stubborn stains by treating them with the right product and then employing high-end carpet cleaning equipment. Book your carpet cleaning session now!
We hope you find this article useful! Have you ever tried to remove makeup stains from your carpet? Do you have any other tips to do that? We are always happy to hear new tricks. Share them in the comments below!
Header image source: Shutterstock / Victoria 1
No matter of the cleaning method, remember to always do a small spot test on hidden part of your carpet. Depending on the size, nature, and age of the stain, some of them might be impossible to remove. We cannot take responsibility if any of the above-mentioned methods do not work on your carpets.