How to remove grease stains from your carpets, rugs and sofas?

November 5, 2021

We can all agree that grease stains are a delicate and unpleasant subject at Magic Carpet Cleaning Especially if you have children or clumsy partners. They wreak havoc on your clothing, car seats, drapes, and, most significantly, your carpets, rugs, and couches. Grease stains are extremely tenacious and are renowned for seeping deep into your furniture. They provide an excellent dwelling environment for unwanted visitors to your house, such as germs and dust mites. We can’t exactly throw them in the washing machine, so we’ve put together professionally written advice on how to deal with grease stains as soon as possible, ensuring that your upholstery is more durable, avoiding the need to purchase new ones sooner than expected.

How to get rid of fresh grease stains straight away:

Act promptly if you see oil spots on your carpet. The stain will penetrate deeper into the carpet fibres the longer it remains there. Baking soda is one of the most effective grease stain removers; it dissolves oil deposits and deodorises the area at the same time.

What you will need- paper towels, baking powder, vacuum cleaner

  • If you were lucky enough to catch the stain in time, get some paper towels. Attempt to soak up as much grease as possible however, we can’t emphasise enough how important it is not to run the stain as this can push the grease further into the upholstery.
  • Cover the area with a paper towel for 20 minutes.
  • Now softly massage the discoloration with your baking soda/talcum powder.
  • Use a vacuum to clean up your dry component.

The following are the procedures for eliminating a persistent grease stain from your carpet using baking soda:

1. Sprinkle baking soda on the discoloured area. Baking soda will absorb all of the excess grease in the stain.
2. Using a clean cloth, massage some powder into the carpet, rug, or sofa. TIP: If the stain is tiny, use a toothbrush to get the best results.
3. Apply gentle pressure to the powder to allow it to penetrate the fibres of your carpets or rugs and absorb additional grease.
4. Allow the baking powder to absorb the grease stain for 15 minutes.
5. Vacuum the baking soda out of the carpet after 15 minutes. Ensure that all powder residue has been removed.
6. Dampen a clean cloth with a solution of a few drops of liquid detergent and a cup of clean water if the grease stain persists.
7. Gently dab the stain with a dabbing approach while using mild pressure until the stain fades.
8. Check to see if the stain is gone. Allow the upholstery to dry naturally.

Things to avoid and take care of:

No two stains are alike; all grease stains have unique chemical characteristics that necessitate customised treatment; the same is true for each material. Regardless of what other websites may say, the greatest advise we can provide is to never use chemicals on a stain. Despite what the internet claims, there is no single solution that can handle all stains and carpets. More than 9/10 solutions available for purchase online will permanently harm your carpet’s fibres, perhaps making the stain permanent. Grease stains, however, are notoriously difficult to remove. The oils in the solution quickly absorb into the fibres and harden.

How to get rid of a grease stain using dishwashing liquid:

Water alone will not remove grease stains from carpet. Grease stains may be readily removed using liquid soap, which acts as an emulsifier. This method is effective on both wet and dry grease stains.
1. Make a solution using 14 cups liquid soap and 1 cup warm water in a mixing bowl.
2. Soak a clean cloth in the solution and dab it on the stain on the carpet. Allow the cleaning solution to enter the carpet fibres by applying moderate pressure to the grease stain.
3. Give yourself 10 minutes to complete the process.
4. Using the dabbing method, gently blot the treated area with a clean, dry cloth. It’s conceivable that the carpet stain has transferred to the dry towel.
5. Double-check the area; if no stain remains, continue with the drying procedure.
6. Cover the treated area with a couple of paper towels and secure them with a heavy item such as a small piece of furniture.
7. Allow at least one night for drying.