How to Remove Ash Stains from Carpet – Method 2
This ash stain removal method involves using products that will be found around your home. This may take a little more elbow grease than the previous method, but if you already have the ingredients necessary, it may be worth the extra effort if you don’t want to spend the extra money.
What you will need:
- Dish washing or fine fabric detergent
- White terry towels
- White vinegar
- Warm water
- Before you start to clean, make sure to sweep, vacuum, and dry up everything. If you don’t do this, it could make the stain worse and you don’t need that.
- Take the dishwashing soap or fabric detergent and mix it into a cup of warm water.
- Take this solution and pour it over the area. Be careful not to soak the area, as that could make the stain worse by spreading it or making it set deeper into the carpet. Allow this to sit for three to five minutes.
- Take one of the towels and start to dab at the liquid, tamping it (don’t scrub, because that will make it worse as well) until all of the liquid and stain has been lifted up. You may have to repeat this step several times.
- Rinse the area with cool water, dabbing at it with a clean cloth so you can get rid of all of the cleaning solution. Cleaning solution can make that area of your carpet hardened. Allow it to sit overnight.
- Check the area in the morning. If the stain is still there, take a solution of 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts water and apply it to the area until the discoloration is gone.