Have you ever been in the midst of enjoying your comfy shag carpet when, out of nowhere, you spot a stain that wasn’t there before? Stains can happen quickly and unexpectedly, but luckily they don’t have to be permanent. With the right technique and supplies, you can remove the stain from your shag carpet with ease. Here’s how.
Step 1: Vacuum the area. The first step is to vacuum the stained area of your shag carpet as thoroughly as possible. This will help remove any dried material that could potentially make it harder to clean the stain later on. Once you’ve vacuumed up as much material as possible, move on to step two.
Step 2: Make an effective cleaning solution. In a bowl or spray bottle, mix together one teaspoon of mild dish soap with one cup of cold water. Place this mixture aside for now, as it will be used in step four.
Step 3: Blot the stain with a damp cloth or sponge. Dip a cloth or sponge into some cold water and then blot the stained area gently but firmly until it is completely saturated with water. Do not scrub; just gently press down and let the moisture do its job! Once you’re done blotting, move on to step four.
Step 4: Apply your cleaning solution to the stain and blot again with a dry cloth or paper towel until dry. Spray or pour your cleaning solution onto the stained area of your shag carpet and allow it to sit for several minutes without rubbing or scrubbing it in further. After several minutes have passed, take a dry cloth or paper towel and blot the area again until it is completely dry. And voila! You’ve successfully removed that pesky stain from your shag carpet!
Cleaning stains from shag carpets don't have to be a daunting task—as long as you're prepared with the right supplies and technique! All it takes is some mild dish soap mixed with cold water, plus some elbow grease (and patience!). In no time at all, you'll be able to enjoy your cozy shag rug once again without any pesky stains getting in your way!