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I tried everything had nothing to lose but to replace carpet so I tried WD-40. I sprayed it on, let it sit for a few minutes, and pressed it out. It took a while and a few cans, but it was cheaper than replacing a whole carpet.
Source: I had tried everything else from peroxide, ammonia, hairspray, acetone.
By Darlene from WV
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I have spilt wood varnish on my carpet and can't remove it. My carpet is all hard, any tips?
Hi David. Try a product called "Greased Lighting." It works wonders. It's worth a try.
By Robin Little
Several years ago this happened to us, NEW carpet. Broke my heart. We tried WD-40 (yes, WD-40), someone had told us about using it. It removed the stain from the carpet, wall paper, and vinyl flooring. Did not even leave a stain. We saw someone remove tar from carpet with it also! Good luck (09/21/2004)