By : XO2® Pty Ltd, David Blamire May 8th, 2018

XO2's Top Tips for Removing Carpet Stains

We all know the struggle. Your dog ran through the house with muddy paws, you tracked in dirt on the bottom of your shoes, you spilt bolognese sauce, red wine, and your child decided it would be fun to try watercolours on the carpet. Or maybe your employees have spilt lunch on your office floor, the painters made a mess, or the carpet in your building is just due for a little bit of TLC.

These things happen, and we’re here to help.

Step #1: Choose the Right Stain Remover

Although you may not necessarily know what caused the stain, looking at its colour, appearance, feel and odour can help you narrow down a few options. Best of all, no rinsing is required for any of the following carpet cleaning products.

All-Purpose: Houdini

Designed to remove a wide range of stains from all types of carpet, curtains and upholstery, including wool, our Houdini Stain Remover is hypoallergenic, quick drying, and fibre safe. With no rinsing required, it is one of the fastest and easiest solutions for removing carpet stains. Choose from the 750ml or 5L sizes, or try our all new heavy duty Houdini Carpet Wipes for even easier use. Designed with a fresh fragrance, each tub contains 80 wipes for plenty of use.

Dark, Paint, Wax & Sticky Stains: Dry Safe

For stains involving residues like oil, paint, wax, glue, shoe polish, lipstick, chewing gum, grease, adhesive, pen & ink, blu-tack and crayon, our Dry Safe solvent stain remover is the best bet. Ultra safe for all kinds of fibres, it is also super fast drying and works excellent for touch up spotting. Choose from 500ml or 5L sizes, and double its use for pre-treatment on your upholstery for added benefits.

Colour & Dye Stains: Wizz King

Ideal for stains caused by red wine, coffee, urine, fruit juice, vomit, cordials, energy drinks, soft drinks, tea, dyes, sauces, blood and medicines, our specially formulated Wizz King colour and stain remover comes in a convenient 500ml size with a spray trigger for easy application. It is safe for use on colourfast fabrics and carpets and is fibre safe on both synthetic and natural fibres.

Browning & Watermarks: Browning & Watermark Remover

When dealing with brown discolouration, water marks and flood damage, our aptly-named Browning & Watermark Remover is an excellent solution. Powerful and self-neutralising, choose from our 500ml and 5L options for all your carpet and upholstery needs. This cleaning product is also fast, easy to use, low odour and fibre safe, making it a favourite for businesses and individuals.

Step #2: Remove the Stain
  • Test: Before you pour out a large portion of the cleaner in the middle of your floor, we recommend testing it on a small, inconspicuous area to make sure the product does not have an unintended effect on the carpet.

  • Remove: Before you begin on the rest of the carpet, be sure to remove debris or excess stain deposits from the surface. The longer stains are left to sit, the more difficult they become to remove later on.

  • Apply: Apply the appropriate cleaning product to a cloth, then gently apply and blot it onto the fibre or stain. Be sure not to over-wet it, and then agitate the stain gently.

  • Leave: Leave the product on for a few seconds, or for more stubborn stains, allow 2 to 5 minutes of sit time.

  • Blog: Blot away starting from the outside, working your way in. Use a disposable wipe, clean white towel, or extract the moisture with a machine.

  • Repeat or adjust this process if necessary.

Step #3: Contact Us

Still won’t come out? Keep in mind that it is possible the carpet has been permanently damaged, and repair or replacement may be recommended.

Otherwise, feel free to call us on 1300 123 499 for further assistance and we’d be happy to help!