Lipstick Stains on Carpet

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Lipstick stains on carpet are among the toughest to remove. Get these ingredients together before you start:

  •  Castile soap
  •  Ammonia
  •  White vinegar
  •  Paper towels
  •  Several clean dry cloths
  •  Cup of clean water



Lift out excess lipstick with a table knife or small screwdriver.

Apply castile soap to a damp clean cloth and blot, don't rub, the lipstick stain on carpet.

Next, apply ammonia to a damp clean towel or cloth, and again, blot, don't rub, the stain.

Then apply white vinegar to a damp cloth and blot (don't rub!) the stain. Finally, rinse with warm clear water, then place a paper towel over the spot with a weight on top of it to absorb any remaining lipstick stain.

Repeat the blotting (and not rubbing!) until the spot is clean and dry.

We hope this lipstick stains on carpet tip has been helpful, please visit the cleaning tips section for more cleaning tips.

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