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How to remove furniture dents from carpet?

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Earlybird Sat 16-Mar-13 14:55:02

I've always been told to use an icecube, and then gently 'rake' the fibres back up using the tines of a fork. No idea if it works though.

lolalotta Sat 16-Mar-13 14:49:03

No, it's going to be our new home! grin

Snowgirl1 Sat 16-Mar-13 14:22:51

You're doing this for the new buyers of your house? Leave it to them! They might decide to stick a piece of furniture in exactly the same place so it won't matter.

PigletJohn Sat 16-Mar-13 11:26:44

running a hoover over it also helps.

Put ice cube/s on the indentation, allow to melt, use fine knitting needle or similar to lift up the fibres

DaffodilsAhoy Sat 16-Mar-13 08:21:42

I've tried ice cubes - it helps but doesn't fix it. Now if I get to test the karcher steam cleaner I'll let you know if steam works smile

lolalotta Sat 16-Mar-13 08:16:34

You might need to google the specifics, I can't quite remember...but it's something to do with leaving an an ice cube in the dent to melt and it re-hydrates the carpet was a long time ago I read about it!

Littlemissexpecting Sat 16-Mar-13 07:51:37

What is this ice cube trick you talk of?
Our spare room carpet is 50:50 I think so might not work but I'll give anything a try!

lolalotta Sat 16-Mar-13 06:31:37

Well, I've not actually tried anything yet as we are still waiting to exchange contracts (eeeeeek!) but hopefully only about a week to go! I thought I read that ice cubes only worked on wool...bit I will have a go and report back! grin

Ice cube actually works on the underlay rather than the pile so should still work

piprabbit Fri 15-Mar-13 21:43:07

Steam cleaner or a good woosh of steam from your iron (but don't let the iron actually touch the carpet - maybe do it through damp tea towel).

hugoagogo Fri 15-Mar-13 21:41:07

Steam cleaner is supposed to work too.

Snowgirl1 Fri 15-Mar-13 21:35:30

I've heard a damp cloth and a warm iron will do the trick, but I've never tried it and, if it's a man-made fibre, be careful not to melt the carpet if you decide to give it a try.

MTSgroupie Fri 15-Mar-13 21:28:04

Ice cubes have always worked for me so I'm a bit confused at your comment.

TeamEdward Fri 15-Mar-13 21:25:48

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lolalotta Fri 15-Mar-13 21:23:25

That's it really, I don't think it's wool so I don't think the ice cube trick will work? Anyone any ideas? Thank you!

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