Carpet stains

(13 Posts)
JellyPlum Sun 11-Sep-16 11:32:59

I have a carpet that shows up every little stain. I've tried the stuff that you shake on and then vacuum a couple of hours later but it didn't really do anything.

What's the best method for removing stains?

wowfudge Sun 11-Sep-16 17:27:13

What's causing the stains and what room is it in?

JellyPlum Sun 11-Sep-16 19:14:45

It's a combination of it being a bit old and manky, I rent so can't change it, and an awful beige colour that doesn't disguise anything. There's some various bits of dirt that have been trod in and a couple of drinks that have been spilled and some unknown things confused I sound like I live in filth now, it's not actually horrendous or anything!

It's both bedrooms that need doing, luckily the rest is laminate.

Randytortoise Sun 11-Sep-16 19:16:36

Have you tried the new vanish powder they have been advertising? It got dried blood and blackcurrant stains out of my cream carpet the other day it was really good. Their new stair carpet cleaner (the spray) is rubbish though.

sentia Sun 11-Sep-16 19:17:50

Micro splitting carpet cleaners are pretty good, ours gets all sorts of stuff out of the carpet. It's not infallible mind you, the massive stain where DH dropped his entire cup of coffee remains 😕

JellyPlum Sun 11-Sep-16 19:25:17

Randy I triedVanish Gold, I'm not sure if that's the new one or not? And I won't ask about the dried blood stains grin

sentia any advice on which particular one is good? I just googled and got a bit overwhelmed with choice!

Randytortoise Sun 11-Sep-16 19:46:36

It was the dogs blood , he cut his ear then shook his head-- it looked like a murder scene--

sentia Sun 11-Sep-16 19:52:34

We got this one. It seems to work!

Janek Sun 11-Sep-16 20:05:44

I used 1001 stain remover when i moved out of a rented flat once - it too got rid of a blood stain, among other things, in fact that carpet was cleaner when i moved out than when i moved in!

JellyPlum Sun 11-Sep-16 20:22:53

Thank you all, I'll give one of those two a go and hope it works.

Janek cleaner than when I moved in is the aim, I want no reason to be holding my deposit back when I move out!

wowfudge Sun 11-Sep-16 21:12:27

Okay - I suggest having it professionally cleaned. It won't cost much and once you've totted up how much you've spent on cleaning products, plus your time it mounts up.

viviantaylor666 Mon 12-Sep-16 11:37:04

I agree with wowfudge Maybe getting it professionally cleaned would be the better desicion. But even expert carpet cleaners might not remove specific types of stains. I used a cleaning agency for my carpets (link) and the cleaner was worth the price. He got my bedroom and living room done for £60.00 which I think is actually good. Not sure in which areas they operate. I live in Harrow, and got no travelling charge.

mysterywoman22 Wed 14-Sep-16 00:31:16

Have you tried this carpet cleaner by any chance, whenever my DS spills something on our carpet it always removes the stains.

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