Homemade Multi-Purpose Carpet Cleaner

I bought my house 5 years ago and the previous owner had dark stains of some sort throughout the whole house on the beige carpet. I've shampooed many times, but the stains always seem to come back.

I use a Rug Doctor and the coordinating cleaning solution, but is there some other homemade thing someone has used that works better? I'd love to not have those stains again.


By Beth from Martinsburg, WV

February 1, 20100 found this helpful

Have you tried having it professionally cleaned?

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
February 5, 20100 found this helpful

What color is your carpet first?

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
February 5, 20100 found this helpful

I don't have a recipe, but I've used "Folex". You can buy it at Lowes, Home Depot or grocery store. It comes in a tall white spray bottle. It takes out stains instantly and I've never had one bleed back through. Good luck!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

February 1, 2010 Flag
0 found this helpful

Does anyone have a recipe to get any type of stain out of carpet?

Crystal from Wrarragul, Vic


Homemade Multi-Purpose Carpet Cleaner


I make my own mixture. I use a spray bottle (I use an old carpet spot remover bottle), 1 scoop Oxi-Clean, 1/3 cup carpet cleaner (for shampooer), and top off with water. It takes all sorts of stains out of my carpet and my carpet is light colored. I use it on pet stains (we are housebreaking a puppy), mud spots, kids spills, etc with a lot of success.

Hope this helps! (08/06/2008)

By mrsbutler2000

Comment On This PostWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Home and Garden Cleaning Cleaning Supply Recipes Carpet RecipesFebruary 1, 2010
A package of cornmeal.
Dry Carpet Cleaner Recipes
Water on Deck
Homemade Deck Cleaner Recipes
Woman Multi-Tasking at Home
Multi-Tasking at Home
Homemade Softscrub Cleaner Recipe, Photo of cleaning bucket and supplies.
Homemade Softscrub Cleaner Recipe
New Years Ideas!
Christmas Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on December 4, 2016 at 2:29:03 AM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!