Rubbing Alcohol for Carpet Stains

Alcohol rubbed on carpet using white paper towels (no colors) has removed rust stains, coffee stains, and pet stains containing multi-colors from food. My husband dropped a glass of purple grape juice on a light gray carpet. I immediately blotted it up with white paper towels to remove liquid. I applied pressure to get up the rest, then I used alcohol and white paper towels. It completely disappeared!

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Source: I saw a carpet cleaner remove rust stains from a light grey carpet using this method

By Lucy from Marathon, FL

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June 26, 20100 found this helpful

Since your husband dropped the juice on the carpet, why didn't he clean it up?

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June 26, 20100 found this helpful

Good point.

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May 27, 20190 found this helpful

Never tried using rubbing alcohol on carpet stains....I have a 17 year old dog....had a urine stain and vomit stain on my light grey carpet..tried using an expensive "miracle" cleaner that I had bought from a home shopping network....once it dried, still had a dark stain.Used 70% rubbing alcohol (what I had on hand) & a toothbrush..WOW...I was shocked how good it worked....it is still drying, but it looks 100% better! I will stock up on the alcohol

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