When in a pinch and you're out of carpet cleaner, use Windex spray to clean dirty spots on your carpet in your home or to clean your entire carpet in your car. It leaves your carpet smelling fresh and clean.
By anorman from Williamsport, TN
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By Lilac 01/22/2010
I use windex for everything but you have to be careful around wood. It will take the finish off some pieces.
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This tip was serendipitously delivered to me this morning by our secretary at my office. She said last week she opened the junk closet at work and a can of paint fell out and the top came off. To get all the paint out of the carpet, she used windex. She said it also works on ink stains on clothes.
Well tonight my husband came home having had a pen leak all over his sport coat. It should have been ruined, but I got almost every speck of black ink out with Windex! It still needs to go to the cleaners, but it's saved! Makes me wonder if the father in My Big Fat Greek Wedding was right...that Windex IS good for everything.
To safely remove spots from a rug or carpet, spray it with a small amount of Windex and then scrub it with a stiff scrub brush. It takes the stain right out and dries quickly. I have tried this on several spots and they came right out.
By Pam from Ft. Mitchell, KY
My 18 month old recently managed to take a ballpoint pen to bed with her and draw all over a borrowed white Bubaroo sleeping bag and all over her sheets! I took it to the dry cleaners and they sprayed it with this clear liquid and told me to go straight home and rub in the liquid and wash with NapiSan and laundry liquid.
I did and the stain was gone completely. The pen was all over the bag. It smelled just like Windex although the woman told me it was a 'special' pen remover! I will try Windex in future and would recommend it as I have read many websites suggesting it as a stain remover.
By JillyG from Perth, AUS
Editor's Note: NapiSan is an Australian laundry product, similar to OxiClean.