crying over stains on new carpets........please please help!!!

(14 Posts)
Jinglebellsarecoming Tue 06-May-14 18:56:34

So I have lovely new carpets in cornish cream (oh so not sensible I hear your cry - yes I now agree but too late........) and my husband was kneeling down doing some painting of the fireplace and his new jeans have bled blue dye onto the new carpet. How can i get it out? Please have a mumsnet trick up your collective sleeve.......

Also in all the rooms black smudges like newsprint have appeared - what can they be? and how do i get rid of them as well.

Jinglebellsarecoming Tue 06-May-14 19:55:23

Desperate bump

agnescrumplebottom Tue 06-May-14 20:01:40

I very much doubt the dye with come out... you need a good professional carpet cleaner to advise you, or if your insured they will send an assessor out. Where are the black smudges, are they on the edges?

Jinglebellsarecoming Tue 06-May-14 23:09:02

thanks for replying - the black smudges are randomly placed, the main ones being in front of our main bed. Im going to ring the carpet firm tomorrow to see if they can help.

GeorgieB89 Wed 07-May-14 09:05:31

Actually, this happened to me and I managed to sponge the stains out myself, relatively easily. It was on a 100% wool carpet, very pale/off white and, like you, husband knelt on it for a couple of minutes. I think I just used soap powder - no machine or anything. So don't lose hope! Oh, and his jeans dye also rubbed off on the edge of our white quartz worktop so watch out for other marks.

Girlsbrigadewashorrible Wed 07-May-14 20:15:18

Have you tried Vanish carpet spray? It's in a pink nozzle spray bottle (not aerosol). My husband spilt a glass of port on our cream carpet and it literally disappeared after a couple of squirts of the stuff. Magic.

Cereal0ffender Wed 07-May-14 20:18:40
Jinglebellsarecoming Wed 07-May-14 20:25:36

Ok. Vanish has been purchased. new cloths bought. Gonna test patch tonight and see what happens. Thanks for the hope!

betold Wed 07-May-14 21:28:02

My DM had black marks on her winter white bedroom carpet, the professional cleaner who removed them said it was from black socks when DF had taken his shoes off. Not sure if that could be your problem?

mrsbrownsgirls Wed 07-May-14 22:25:53

most modern carpets can be cleaned with bleach!

ThePearShapedToad Wed 07-May-14 22:28:59

Second betold, the black marks are from dark socks, when you sit / walk in the carpet the fibres twist into the carpet. My pale carpet was ruined in places from precious owners just sitting and rubbing their socks along it.

Nothing has got it out completely sad

I would love cream carpets, but I couldn't bring myself to have to tell visitors to only wear white socks.... shock

Forago Thu 08-May-14 11:53:52

and wash the jeans a couple of time at 80o before you let him wear them again!

My DPs jeans did this on our cream sofas - cheaper jeans seems to be the worse, wash to get all the unbonded dye out.

I just washed the sofa covers, which doesnt help I know.

needtobediscreet Thu 08-May-14 12:33:45

Actually, I think a cold wash will 'seal' the dye in the new jeans rather than a hot one?

Vanish carpet is amazing! I got the stain from a full glass of red wine spilled on cream carpet out with it. Am now a master stain remover.

Blot a liquid spill to remove as much as possible before applying cleaner. Don't rub, work from the outside inwards so as not to spread stain and use a white lint free cloth.

Apply cleaner and leave to work etc. You may need repeat applications.

Clear (uncoloured) washing up liquid eg Ecover is also useful on stains on pale carpets.

wowfudge Sat 10-May-14 10:58:28

mrsbrowns - that is rubbish! Polypropylene carpets are the only ones the manufacturers claim can take bleach. The OP has already stated hers is wool.

Our dog ruined our creamy beige carpet. I did manage the get the marks out but the pile is crushed in one area.

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