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5 Stubborn Carpet Stains & How To Remove Them!

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Carpet stains are a fact of life, but with the right treatment, they can be removed and forgotten. In this video, Melissa Maker looks at five of the most common carpet conundrums and how to deal with them.

Learn how to remove gum, red wine stains, coffee stains and more using these quick and easy stain removal techniques!

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  1. What’s the toughest stain you’ve had to deal with?

    1. Tea

    2. Dog pee, I moved into a house that my company owns. The pervious tenants let their dog just pee anywhere. I can’t stand looking at the stains. I’m so ashamed of the carpet, but I’m not willing pay for new carpet for a house I don’t own.

    3. Nail polish and itโ€™s pink

    4. Help…my daughter dripped BLACK spray paint onto the light brown carpet in the home that we rent!! How do I get it clean?

    5. Hashinshin

  2. so how do u get rid of choco milk?

    serious question

  3. Tattoo ink. Cuz I was to lazy to put down plastic

  4. Coke

  5. God you are talking too much

  6. I spilled my beer last night. Thatโ€™s why Iโ€™m here

  7. I spilt ravioli on my carpet and left it over night

  8. Glad to help with any tips or advice re, how to clean carpets. Great channel Melissa.

  9. Came for the blood removal, cops are closing in on me and really need to get these stains up. Thanks for the advice!

    1. Might have to call the police..

  10. Ok it works

  11. When do you choose hydrogen peroxide vs white vinegar? Trying to learn so I can decide which to use depending on the type of stain.

  12. OK how do you get shoe polish (black) out of the carpet?

  13. u talk too much

  14. Always wear gloves, always.

  15. My carpet had play doh stuck to them. They are not coming out

  16. 8:21 Curb your enthusiasm anyone? Remember?

  17. On madras…my pet got pee on it, I’m frustrated๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  18. No empty spray bottle but i will just dip sponge in small-scale amount of solution to blot stain on floor. Is that fine?

  19. I’m moving into a new house that had dogs, now the stairway carpet is totally filthy, what do you recommend for getting the dirt out? I don’t wanna have to replace all the carpet as it connects into all the upstairs rooms which are in great condition.

    1. What did you do to get rid of this. Iโ€™m about to be in the same situation

  20. Nail polish! OMG its impossible to get off! without totally destroying whatever it fell on!

  21. Paint stains and sugar-water stains!

  22. Help!! How do you get lily pollen out of my carpet please!!

  23. Tea stain…

  24. Tunmaric

  25. Iโ€™ll update u after I try to get the tea out of my carpet

  26. I spilled weetabix all over my fukin landing

  27. Cranberry juice stain – should i use club soda like for red wine?

  28. cat vomit is a nightmare to get out of carpet

  29. I would like to know how to get rid of kool aide or juice stains

  30. I have a stain in my carpet, it’s fake tan ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜ญ nothing will shift it not even H-poroxide

  31. What about a carpet that has an indentation? I can’t remove the bed indentation in carpet from previous owners. thanks

  32. Red and blue stains are the worse!

  33. Turmeric. Most difficult yellow stain which turns to red after contact with baking soda( practically everything soapy). Indians used turmeric on regular basis on all food preparations. You should make a video on this.

    Btw thanks for all your videos. they have been super helpful.

  34. Wifey

  35. Ugh this happened to me this morning! Strawberry smoothie stain wort stain ever!

  36. Thank You for sharing!

  37. We just got a new dog (70lb pit bull), and he poops in the apartment a lot. Like everyday. Sometimes it’s diarrhea. I have a permanent nasty smell in the place and some of them stained because he did them at night and I didn’t see them until morning. How do you remove dog poop from carpet? It’s driving me crazy!

  38. How do you take dye out of your carpet

  39. My children’s do painting and it’s all over the carpet plz give me some advice how I clean

  40. Her husband I take it as a hand model with those pretty hands of his. More of a typing person I take it rather than a hammering person. Whatever it takes to get that paycheck I guess. Nice video

  41. How about peanut butter and strawberry jelly?

  42. true bro Melissa helping us deal with our Patrick Bateman antics.

  43. I have gel oil base stain in my carpet. Any Ideas on how to get this out? Please help!

  44. dried syrup

  45. i had a blood stain but thanks to this video its all gone

  46. I have a muscle relaxant cream on my sofa to deal with that is called iodex

  47. I need help with play dough in loose & long shaggy fibers. The manufacturer states to let it dry then brush it up but Iโ€™m fearful of brushing my rug. Help!

  48. Cat vomit… I realized there’s sometimes red dye in the food. After trying to treat it with a carpet cleaning liquid, it went from a “shadow” to bright pink ๐Ÿ™

  49. Where she get fresh blood from ;-;

  50. do you recommend glass or plastic spray bottles for diy cleaners?

  51. how do you clean spray bottles?

  52. How can I remove eye makeup like mascara and or black eyeliner?

  53. Hello Melissa, did you do a video to show how to clean a whole carpet? No stains, only faded colors, greyish carpet? I know the baking soda for odors, but I don’t know how to get the carpet beautiful colors back. Thank you!

  54. So I didn’t have club soda for my Red wine spill. I had carbonated water and kosher salt.. something you said about salt in a different blog so we tried that temporarily. Of course it didn’t work, so is too late to try the club soda the next day?

  55. i have 10 cats and 3 dogs. and you think you have a problem.

  56. I have some fungus stains on my carpet. Because it’s always humid in my basement. Do you have any suggestions to remove those fungus stains?

  57. I love your videos and I watch them them all but I really want more carpet videos!!! I replaced my carpet about a year ago and it’s already become dirty and I clean it every couple months with a carpet shampooer. We don’t wear shoes in the house but it’s dirty and Dusty and it’s hard and no longer soft. I read to add fabric softener and water and just wash it with that but do you have any other tips?

  58. Hi Melissa, I inherited a rust stain! The house owner said they had professionally cleaned the carpets but I have my doubts! Do you have any suggestions? Thank you!

  59. Silly Putty. You’d think the freezing trick would work, but no. It’s so gross. It’s like a giant booger on your carpet…

  60. Foundation stain ๐Ÿ˜‘ make up wearers hell!

  61. How do I remove candle wax from the carpet

    1. Freeze it then break and scrape it.

  62. I LOVE THIS!!!

  63. My dog chewed up a tube of purplish lip gloss, leaving a stain on the carpet. Oily and purple – tough combo!

  64. I’m 18 now, but when I was little, I was horrible for spilling things. Over 10 years ago I spilt beans on our family room carpet, the stain is still there. I also spilt nail polish on my bedroom carpet that we never got out. Luckily, my parents have decided to switch to hardwood and laminate flooring. Oh, and I’ve gotten better at not spilling things.

  65. Please help!! Its a gross one!
    How the devil do you get out fade and gross discolouration from armpits of shirts!
    Ive tried all the stain removal products, but nothing is working ๐Ÿ™ I’ve even tried washing on 90 degrees!

    1. Late reply, but I have heard lemon juice can help. I haven’t tried it though, because I don’t wear white (messy eater)

  66. Mud?

  67. Baby formula, urine and grape jelly

  68. A easy tip I use. Since we have a cat, and with cats you get hairballs. We leave it to dry (instead of trying to get it up immediately). By doing this, it comes up very easy and does not leave a stain. You just pick up the mess and vacuum up the rest. It is unsightly while it is drying, but it is the easiest and painless way to take care of the mess.

  69. Hardest stain is SLIME! Dried slime especially. My daughter is making slime all the time now and some eventually gets on the carpet. Tried vinegar didn’t work! Help!

  70. Melissa, how do I clean a stain on microfiber furniture?

  71. toughest stain: hair dye

    1. Well yeah itโ€™s dye

  72. Hey Melissa, Try a product called Power Out made by Turtle Wax. You find it in the car care isle. It gets out literally Everything. I use it on pet and grass stains. I even used it to get out a 5 yr old rust stain in my car. The stain came out and not a trace of it left behind.

  73. Coffee in tan carpet but I shampooed it out for the most part

  74. Shampooer?

  75. I have nail polish, dark red of course, on my carpet.ย  any suggestions?

  76. It’s between nail polish and a half a can of paint. Life without a deep cleaner/carpet shampooer was a dark time for me…

  77. Thanks for this! Can you do: how to remove stains on clothes?

  78. I need to stop watching here videos lol. Since I have watched her I have bought the dyson v8 absolute (I got to admit really impressed with it because my son has allergy’s) , microfiber cloth and cedar mops some other stuff she’s advertised here.ย Hoping I can keep my place clean like her with my two demanding sons a 4 month and 2 year old and ย so far my house still looks like crap lol I might as well keep wishing . And instead of cleaning I sit and watch her videos so I am not helping myself.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. Smushed banana ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

  80. I got my book but never got my free stuff ๐Ÿ™

  81. A black sharpie that was unknowingly uncapped and sat on…. on a white fabric couch

  82. We have a three stains on our carpet. I watched this in hopes of finding the fix! One is a blood stain, one is nail polish (but it’s a kid nail polish, hoping that comes out?) and the worst is blue ball point pen… a lot. Our son thought he’d get creative there…

    Side note: since watching your channel I use microfiber cloths to clean most things in my home (except toilets… i just can’t). But since the cloths always say wash on cold, or lukewarm I do worry a bit about how clean and/or sanitzed the cloths get. Ours aren’t color coded and I use general blue cloths from home depot for all tasks. (hoping to buy amazing Maker cloths soon…but we are a family of 6 and I go through a lot of cloths!)

    I mean what if I use a cloth on the bathroom one day and later on the kitchen counter… Which also brings me to what about washable mop heads and steam cleaner cloths? After I mop, even with a steam mop the cloth pad is so filthy and it really makes me want to wash it on sanitize cycle. (I tried that and it shrunk though).

    please tell me again why I don’t need to wash microfiber on hot…? It’s hard for me to relax about this.

  83. foundation ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ฌ

  84. How do I clean granite ? I colored a cake using a spray can and now my granite is green what can I do ??? Help

  85. Diarrhea definitely stains. My youngest son became suddenly and violently ill and there was an explosion onto the carpet. Wall paint and molding gel for making infant hand molds also virtually impossible to remove. Any suggestions would be great.

  86. Great video! Thank you! Any recommendations for cleaning tennis shoes (different types of fabrics/materials) I have white Nike tennis shoes that I love, but are forever getting black scuff marks. :/

    1. Soak,wash and rinse withTide detergent with bleach.

  87. I also inherited my carpet and there isn’t a lot I or someone else haven’t spilled. Ugh, oh and thanks: )

  88. do these stains also come out of upholstered chairs with the same remedies you mentioned?

    Last week I did a load of laundry & by the time I got to the dry stuff in thr dryer, I noticed a smell. My washer is a top load and the dryer is a front load. (I have Multiple sclerosis & sometimes by the time things are dry, I cannot get to unload.)
    The dryer, however, has a top pull thing to pull out and remove lint from. Both appliances are electric only.
    I noticed that the top of the dryer was wet. My cat had obviously peed on the top and some went into the lint trap! I immediately took the lint trap out and cleaned the trap out. I could smell on the trap itself, that the cat pee had gone into the area around the trap. I soaked the trap itself in a mixture of white vinegar & stuff called “Odor Ban.” Then I let it dry fully! I wet a rag with the same solution and ran it down the area where the trap goes qs far as I could.
    I let every thing dry at least 48 hours.
    I rewashed everything in the dryer and when I noticed no “odd cat pee smell” I put it back in the dryer. While the room didn’t smell immediately, as soon as it was dry qnd I opened it to fold the towels, the smell was back!!!! UGH!!!
    I have since covered the entire dryer top with Reynolds Wrap and now it is impossible for him to get to the lint trap to pee (if he does, it is easily cleaned up & can’t go into the trap!)!!
    Do you hqve any suggestions on how to get this odor out of the dryer??

  90. Pls tell how to remove red lipstick stain

  91. Help me get out NAIL POLISH!! Help

  92. I have never had to use hydrogen peroxide with soap to get rid of blood stains. I just use the H2O2 and blot (my mother is a phlebotomist/bacteriologist and this is what she taught me from a young age.) Also with the wine stain you can pour salt on it to soak up the rest of it including anything that may have gone deeper.

  93. Could you do a review video of different kinds of spin mops? Including the O-Cedar mop? And your thoughts about spin mops in general? Thank you!!

  94. What about dried pieces of playdoh stuck in the carpet?

  95. Mud and vomit

  96. it has to be a tea stain that i got on a shirt once. it never came out ๐Ÿ™

  97. ketchup stain

  98. my tough stain on my carpet was nail polish.

  99. Facial wax… I was waxing my brows and spilled the whole bottle on the carpet on the way from the microwave to the bathroom. Ooops… never really got the stain out. ๐Ÿ˜•

  100. how to get rid of water stains on your furniture?

  101. Coffee stain on white blouses or shirts. OMG, it takes days of soaking because rubbing can very easily cause pilling of the material, which I won’t wear clothing that has pilling.

  102. white paint stain ๐Ÿ™

  103. I don’t even have any carpets in my flat, I just love watching stains disappear ๐Ÿ˜€

  104. What about cat vomit?

  105. Liquid eyeliner is tough to remove. I accidentally dropped some liquid eyeliner on my microfiber couches and now my couches are ruined. I have tried everything and nothing lifts up the stain. Please do a video if you can on this. I need help๐Ÿ˜ญ

  106. The worst stain I’ve had is a bike chain grease stain on my clothes. I used Crisco to get it out. I rubbed Crisco into the stain and it lifted the grease. I would wipe the grease off with the lifted oil and do it again until the stain was gone. Black grease is really hard to remove.

  107. Oil!

  108. Rust stain in clothing. Impossible to get out!

  109. My hubby had once took his tray of dinner to a carpeted area and tripped over… so happen that night he had something with tomato sauce and our carpet is woolen, so we immediately Google search several solutions… even though I’ve told him not to wipe the surface, he just couldn’t help himself but changed from patting motion to wiping motion ๐Ÿ˜’ Fortunately our carpet has a bit of orange-ish patterns, so I think we’re able to get away with any remaining without looking close to that area ๐Ÿ˜…

  110. can you plssss suggest how can I remove hair color stains from my carpet…

    1. meenal salia I actually used resolve gold for clothing on the same stain you have and it pulled it right up. Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Agree! Dry cat food red/orange residual is the worst to get out!

  112. How to clean the white top grain leather sofa stain? thanks

  113. I spilled paint on my carpet. How can I remove dry paint?

  114. The most difficult stain we deal with is cat vomit. It’s chunky, stinky, and the dyes in the cat food stain light colored carpet really quickly. Would love to know how you would tackle such a job! We have older kitties with really sensitive tummies, so lots of barf going on at our house!

  115. Ok melissa, i think you need to get rid of your lazy behaviour and upload more cleaning video because my life is pretty boring these days and i need your video to accompany me cleaning. I love you both!!!!

  116. Automotive oil stains are the worst!

  117. mustard on my shag carpet…ugg

  118. toughest stain has been the pollen from a stargazer lily. It never came out ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

  119. one tip to get stains out of carpet (warning, it’s supposed to be funny):

    Don’t have carpets.

  120. were any people injured in the making of this video?

  121. strawberries and specially cherries.

  122. Nail polish on my rug. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  123. dirty grease..

  124. The toughest stain I’ve had/still have to deal with is a foundation stain in my curtains. I was doing a make-up workshop and somehow the foundation found it’s way to the curtains. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Can someone give me some advise to remove that stain? Thanks a lot for helping me! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Thanks for your suggestion! Il try it out! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    2. Sarah Dsp Shaving Cream! I know it sounds weird but it works! Good luck doll

  125. How do you clean a Cream Shag rug? I have some dirt stains๐Ÿ˜ฉ

  126. Thanks for this vid! I was wondering, have you done a how to clean bamboo floors?!

  127. Coffee and berry smoothie. But probably because I rubbed the carpet and did not blot like you advise. =(

  128. Aphoolstry!!! And the residue marks from the cleaner

  129. Have you tried Bussell Crosswave?

  130. Melissa I need help with carpet hanging thread outside of carpet how to clean it specially when u got wood floor under it

  131. I have dirt stains that wont come out of the carpet, I think its dirt or maybe cola, do you suggest hydrogen peroxide and dish soap for that? thanks I love your channel!

  132. Toothpaste on carpet ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ’”

  133. Water/spot cleaning marks and chocolate marks on our fabric couch! Love your work๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  134. nail polish

  135. Hi, thank you for the cleaning tips!
    I have 2 questions:
    -how do you clean makeup stains ( on the carpet)?
    -how do you clean an old stain?

    1. ahh… yes my toddler’s where “doing there babies makeup” while mommy was doing hers and now I have it in my hallway carpet STILL 4 months later!

    2. Djamila Boumaza yes!! This would be extremely helpful!

  136. I loved the coffee cup! You got an Office Space fan there, I’m gonna guess it’s Chad!

  137. Red dye stains from red colored drinks ie KoolAid? Would the peroxide and steam iron method work??

    1. JCS Probably a dumb question, but how do I go about reducing the stain?

    2. Vickie_ VB no, they need to be reduced not oxidized

  138. Chocolate and all berry juices ๐Ÿ˜ญ kids love them ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

  139. fruits stain on kids clothes

  140. was anyone else wondering the source of the blood for this video?

  141. my toughest cleaning process is seeling fan cleaning plz tell me that how to clean seeling fan

  142. What about weird white spots? I think my kids must have dribbled milk and not told me. It doesn’t smell, but I can’t get it out! We have a lot of potty training accidents, so I really appreciate the tips for urine spots! ๐Ÿ™‚

  143. Painters left little bit of paint stains on my carpet .. please help

  144. Nail polish, Lipstick, dog piddles, gummy candies ( fruit snacks and such) pasta sauce, wax ( candle, wax warmer) marker…. the list could go on and on, kids make such a mess and are so clumsy haha

    1. LMAOOOO! no kidding. you sure have your hands full with twin 4 year olds :p you get mad props for handling it!

    2. Valerie Hill omg those freaking fruit snacks! I couldn’t tell you how many of those damn things I’ve had to just cut out of my carpet! I’ve just got to the point where I don’t allow food outside of my kitchen…except water. Got tired of following my 4 year old twins around with a towel and resolve.

  145. most difficult stain for me is rust stain on clothes.for me
    its impossible to remove..๐Ÿ˜ฃ

    1. hi!I will definitely try your suggestion..thanks you so much!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    2. Rachelle Catungal if it is not too old stain try lemon and salt and put it outside on the sun but first make sure it does not bleech the collor

  146. Ugh! I have black paint pen on the arm of my couch and several doggie throw up stains on my carpet that I can only use hot water to remove (it doesn’t work!)

  147. Hot Chocolate is a nightmare!

  148. I don’t have a stain to remove, I just liked it because.

  149. My tough stain as a mother is vomiting from my young under 4 age boys. Maybe you can help with that.


    1. Jaclyn, Melissa has a video on that I am sure of it. I think it was on her laundry playlist. I think it was with baking soda… Check it out. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Jaclyn Stepnowski wash them with vinegar or soak them and change your deodorant

  151. Lip stick and foundation on clothes are tough to get out. Also collar stains from the oil and dirt of your neck and dirt on the cuff of your sleeves typically from the desk you work at all day. Help!

  152. Rust on my hubby’s pair of bermudas

  153. Well I was so wrong you aren’t pregnant & I apologize for thinking so! but I wasn’t alone on that one! ๐Ÿ˜š

  154. this is so helpful for apartment living

  155. Carpet cleaning question: How do you clean your entire carpeted area? Examples: professional service, own a carpet/floor scrubber, or something else?

  156. Old rust stains (from the bottom of paint cans?) in the carpet on the boat we bought used.

  157. Beetroot juice

  158. For me, its Nailpolish !!

  159. Makeup!!! Help!!

  160. barf

  161. Which of these solutions works for juice stains on carpet?

  162. Old rust stains on a bedroom carpet. I have tried everything and it is still there. Help

  163. For me, once i spray painted one of my dresser on my carpet. It did had a polythene sheet underneath but still the spray’s fumes made my carpet turn color which is awful.

  164. hot glue gun in my table cloth

  165. if your cat wees on your carpet after you clean it spray the carpet with surgical spirits, cats don’t like it so they won’t use that spot again plus surgical
    spirits gets rid of the smell x

  166. Use a blacklight in a darkened room to check and see if you got all of the pet stains/bodily fluid stains up. They will light up. This is also great for cleaning up stains on cabinets that you can’t see.

  167. My carpet stains make me a little “Blue” considering it a blueberry cough syrup splatter in my daughter’s bedroom and blue tempered paint splatter in the livingroom. Please help. They’re small but because of the color, they stand out.

  168. Shoe makes on boat decks are imposobale

  169. cant get minniwax wood stain out of carpet

  170. The traffic pattern in the doorway of a room

  171. Grease stain on my 6 month old sofa. Thanks hubby lol

  172. Wax from a candle =(

    1. Good one. Also, brown paper and an iron. Tip the iron on it, move the paper each time. Eventually you will see that the paper is clean and you know that the wax is gone off the carpet.

    2. Get a paper towel, or an old towel you don’t need, lay it over the wax and iron it. The wax will melt and attach to the towel. I’ve done this at least twice, works perfectly!

    3. Scrappicat,

      Thanks! I’ll try that method.

    4. Paper bag and a hair dryer will get the wax out. If it’s colored wax, it might leave a stain but you could try the peroxide and dish soap.

  173. 1.My nieces and nephews always vomit. It’s the worst to get out.
    2. When curry spills. My word the stain doesn’t not come out. I’m going to change the carpet instead.

  174. Please could you tell me how to get rid off/take off blue tac that’s stuck in carpet.. it’s stubborn and freaking me out! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

  175. Bulletproof coffee: coconut oil & butter in coffee. It was my birthday and my hubby said he’d clean it up for me, esp since I was running late, but I don’t know what he tried. Needless to say, it’s still there. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

  176. Love your cleaning videos. Have you done a video on how to clean a microfiber couch stain and odor. My son just got a couch it has a stain I think water stain from someone else try to clean it before him. Also it has a odor

    1. Ok Thank you so much. I will try that.

    2. tasha hunt rubbing alcohol cleans microfiber couches, and dries fast.

  177. The toughest carpet stain is the wax from when I was waxing the doors, …yes I dropped the cloth, & ive tried all sorts of cleaning methods it’s just got bigger ๐Ÿ˜•

  178. I have had to clean a red wine stain on my off-white cashmere sweater and there is no trace of it after trying with white wine! Same goes for our synthetic high pile ivory carpets. After trying the club soda method, the stain did not come off. Like, no result at all. ๐Ÿ™ The next time I tried with cheap white wine (that I use for cooking) and there is no trace! Maybe it depends on the carpets…

    As a sales person who has worked for a huge cleaning company in London, I will advise you simply – not to touch any stain if you have an expensive or delicate carpet/rug. You WILL make it worse and you WILL seal the stain within the fibres. Get a pro to do it no matter how expensive it is. Even soap can ruin your fabric or dyes in your carpet/rug. And forget about stuff like Vanish – they always makes it way worse.
    As a person who inherited a flat with dirty carpets from previous tenants, I will tell you to professionally clean them every 6 months to a year. Most people have no clue that 8L of water will be PITCH BLACK after having their bedrooms done. And no, steamers will never clean your carpets properly! Hot-water extraction is the method you need.

  179. Oil stain on light color suede boots ๐Ÿ™ any tips?

    1. No chance. No matter what you see online, you have a higher chance of ruining your boots. Suede is a pain on its own. :l

  180. There is another technique to removing blood stains. Upholsterers have used it for years. When they’ve stained the upholstery with a pin bloody finger they would use their saliva. Yep sounds nasty but it works, the enzymes in saliva breaks down the protein in the blood. Then just wipe with clear water. Just a caveat here. Make sure you rinse your mouth with clear water before using this method.

  181. red wine on my clothing

  182. Vinegar should never be used w/ pet stains. It eliminates the stain but ‘sets’ the odor so the pet will keep coming back to it! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  183. I have a juice stain and I can’t remove it grrrr

    1. Same…Had mine for two years. Still looks ugly.

  184. HELP PLEASE MELISA I have a loop/ weave thick pile flax carpet (very expensive) my baby ate a watercolour pencil ( non toxic not worried) and was running happy nappy free time and sat and pooped the purplest poo I have every seen all over the carpet and I can’t get it out it’s really annoying and I have used every cleaner I can think of nothing works HELP!!!

    1. As a person who worked for a huge carpet cleaning company in London as a sales person, let me break it to you – it is NOT coming off… Sorry if that makes you sad. Plus, you have most probably sealed the stain with the detergents. You should have called a pro ASAP.

  185. When I was a kid, I spilled a bottle of purple nail polish on the white carpet in my bedroom… my mom wasn’t too happy. But she did manage to get it out!

    1. Kristin RAD how did she do it??

  186. Greece& oil stains! From my husband working on his cars……..

    1. No chance (I worked for a huge carpet cleaning company in London as a sales person so I know). Sorry if that makes you sad..

  187. Thank you for the tip Duncandy I will try it

  188. children snot stain

  189. How to clean marble floor

    1. I think she has a video on floors and even though she doesn’t have marble, I think she mentioned some tips… Check her older videos. Say 1-2 years ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

  190. I am struggling with cat vomit stain on carpet in our rental home me HELP!!! Thanks for this video, so easy to follow the steps

    1. Get a pro! Do not mess around is my tip. Sorry if it would seem expensive but you will probably make it worse on your own.

    2. Try regular shaving cream! The one that foams up white, not the gel. Then, scrub like the dickens.

  191. Yellow mustard

  192. Melissa, did you have to beat up Chad to get blood on the carpet just to show us how you removed it??? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ (just teasing ๐Ÿ˜‚)

  193. road tar on the carpet

  194. where was this video 2 weeks ago xD???

  195. candle wax ๐Ÿ™

  196. Candle wax ?

  197. I’ve never had carpet in my house, only rugs that I could take the porch, scrub away and dry for two to three days. As soon as I moved to the US I had to deal with a coffee stain on a carpet, and the cloth and iron trick worked perfectly, I also used paper towel repeatedly, applied baking soda in order to soak up as much of that coffee as possible because the carpet is pretty fluffy and thick, and the baking soda helped lift the liquid to the top before doing the iron trick.

  198. Kool-Aid/red pop.

    1. cats are better than people my carpet guy says red is really hard to get out. Try hot spot stain remover ( it’s an aerosol) I’ve had good luck with it

    2. Mary Lyons From Michigan? pop…red pop/faygo?

  199. Great tips!! Very helpfull!! ๐Ÿ‘

  200. Kool aid! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

  201. Fingernail polish

    1. Homemaking with Tina I once spilled nail polish all over my nice cream coloured carpet…went online and it was suggested to use Windex (glass cleaner). Worked!!!! Give it a try.

    2. +nechama schmulian
      Have you not tried nail polish remover, aka acetone? Acetone may bleach carpet, in which case you have to choose a lighter spot or nail polish on your carpet, unless your carpet is white.

    3. I also have a nail polish stain on my carpet. What’s the best way to remove it please?

  202. cat vomit!! the worse!! I bought your new book and I just love it. have a great day.

  203. I have a rust stain in my ceramic tub that won’t come out! Been the for years. Don’t know how it got there.

    1. I agree! ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Use Barkeeper’s Friend (the powder version, not the liquid) to remove rust from porcelain.

  204. Turmeric stain ๐Ÿ™ Definitely the worst I’ve ever had and it still isn’t out after a few years.

    1. Vitamin c as I recall

    2. I’m not surprised, lol. Thank you though!

    3. As a person who worked for a huge carpet cleaning company in London as a sales person – it is NOT coming off… Sorry if that makes you sad. Turmeric is a dye and has most probably dyed the fibres of your carpet. ๐Ÿ™

  205. How do you remove the “Ghost Stain” you mentioned? Is it permanent?

  206. Hi Melissa and how to clean old stains when we donยดt know the origin of them? When you have old sofa or carpet and cannot buy a new one or you simply donยดt want just throw the stuff away (spare the planet and donยดt want to waste…). Is there a way how to make it at least little bit better if not perfect?

  207. Pet vomit is the worst stain. Still can’t it out and it’s been years.

    1. Thank you, i’ll give it a try! ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Jessica Broeske yellow pet bile is a hard one. Blot with vinegar and water and then use spot shot ( aerosol can) and blot again – it comes out all the way but if it’s a really old I don’t know if it will work

  208. @melissamaker- What about indian milk tea spilling in the entire sofa? other than the stain, how do u tackle with the liquid that the entire sofa has soaked in?

    1. call a pro – teas usually can be used as dyes and probably the fibres of the materials are dyed already. mentally prepare to part with your sofa…:L

  209. Tumeric

    1. Lashlove16 sorry, it’s a dye, not coming up.

  210. Getting the cat to pee and for you to bleed on your carpet shows true dedication! ๐Ÿ˜œ
    Thanks for the video!

    1. Patty Haber lol

  211. I feel bad for you guys’ house- it’s the only one I know that purposely gets stained/dirtied/messy for the viewing pleasure of others! Haha! Seriously though, great video (as always) and thanks for always going above and beyond to provide the best cleaning content!

  212. My carpet stains with something as simple water so we have to be careful how we treat it.

  213. plz do a cleaning video of Rexine sofas..

  214. Yay adulting!

  215. Melissa what about ink stains

  216. food stains….not mentioning any names but I will shamefully raise my hand lol…the peroxide dish soap usually works great

  217. gum on the wall! I still havent gotten it all off.

  218. helping out all those murderers!

    1. You need the Sunshine Cleaning Company

    2. ๐Ÿ˜€ someone has been watching a lot of TV! loved your comment, Chris!

    3. Nope, nothing gets away the certain chemical protein bonds that blood has, and certain identifiers that are specific can never be destroyed! Also, you’d have to consider changing the plumbing from shower tray down (plus any tiles and beneath all tiles, grouting, and beneath baths and shower trays!!), in addition to the inside of all the pipes, including the local main waste and sewarage lines for a good few miles! This also includes all the way round and beneath the first layer if a ceramic one, and including the soil for about a good football pitch length outwards on all directions and the same distance (and then down to the base rock level in addition, which could be for kilometres or many tens, hundreds, or more of miles!), plus everything above the soil in question being 100% destroyed to minimise any sign. So yeah, things can be more complex than imagined, not to mention there will be additional factors such as personal interactions with missing person, cell traces etc etc. Not to mention, if you think the harsher the chemical will be more beneficial to your clean up effort, you can even create a ‘blood rust’ stain due to the chemicals, or create toxic fumes that could be fatal and/or explosive for yourself depending how long the blood has been sitting there for/not been kept ‘alive’. My morbid curiosity since I was a teen has paid off in regards to providing you with an informative comment response. Therefore it has not been time wasted!
      However, I do wish that she prefaced the blood clean up thing by saying something like ‘get yourself and/or the relevant person to safety as soon as possible, then seek medical advice, or call for medical assistance such as emergency services. If someone has caused an injury to you (even if you think they might have done it unintentionally!), and whether they respond in the fastest way and most appropriate way to get you medical assistance. No one should touch you, say or do things that make you feel less than your best on a regular basis, or cause you injury (regardless if you bruise, bleed, how much, or if it is visible). That is not ok. You deserve better than that. You are worth more than that. Maybe talking with [insert link or helplne here] might help you see that, so please do that when it is possible and preferably most safe for you to do so’… You know, the more youtubers and the more varied topics it get discussed on, the more people will see it and will know that it isn’t ok and that if a person is a perpetrator they can seek help, if they know someone or are that someone they can seek help. You know, small things.

  219. Thoroughly saturating urine spots with enzyme cleaner is by far the thing that works best for getting rid of urine stains and smell.

  220. thank you from sudan..โ™ก’s really works good.

  221. thank you

  222. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š for the tips.. you are amazing.. I will do that on my carpet

  223. actually guys i am laiba not haris ok wow I am a big fan of Melissa who agree with me

  224. Hot cocoa in white clothing, sudocreme in my carpet (an entire tub of it) and oil stains on a rug. The first 2 were my 3 year old daughter, the last was some guy who walked into my house with his dirty shoes and trampled all over my 100% wool carpet that I got as a wedding gift.

  225. Nice video! Please make one video about cleaning couches please

    1. Yes, that’s true

    2. Any potential she can make it more about finding more of the higher levels of legal coinage used in the country you live in? Or I live in… I could do with getting paid more for dealing with THAT area!

  226. Melissa, have you tried Norwex? It’s been a total game changer for me & my cleaning!

  227. Kool-Aid I could just never get it out

  228. I had an ink stain on my sweater from a broken ballpoint pen. Just soak in milk for 15 minutes or so, immediately rinse out and wash like you normally would. The milk will have turned light blue by then. Don’t drink it anymore ๐Ÿ˜‰ The stain had been a few days old as well, just don’t wash it first because it will set.

  229. Mine was milk. I couldn’t get that out at all

  230. My toughest carpet stain is ink. My son got it on the floor and I’m not sure if it is permanent marker, but it permanently stained my carpet. โ˜น๏ธ

    1. JM Bennett I’ve heard that hairspray or alcohol and blotting works. I haven’t tried it.

  231. milk! after some time it starts to smell weird even though I clean it as much as I can also vomit yuk

  232. If you pour white wine over a red wine stain it will neutralize the colour and then you just have to blot out the clear liquid left behind. It works well when the stain just happens. The only thing left to deal with is the smell of wine. Don’t believe it? Try it on a white cloth and see what happens. It’s a good magic trick too ๐Ÿ˜Š

  233. I have 2 young children and I have dark spots on my carpet. not sure what they are. they could be juice or food or combination of that. any suggestions on what I could try?

  234. ypur long nails are so distracting and not in a good way. Your beautiful hands are a real feature, the short colourful nails. i took me a long time to realize what bothered me. You grew your nails! :-/

    1. blackbutterfly233ify if you don’t like my comment don’t react. No need to bite my head off

    2. Saida Agourram there is nothing wrong with her nails. If it’s distracting you, don’t watch

  235. Buying your waffle weave towel for my myself for Mother’s Day ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yay!!! I’m sure you’re going to love them ๐Ÿ™‚

  236. my toughest stain is nail polish and makeup on a micro suede couch….still trying to get that out

  237. Hi Melissa and Chad! My toughest stains were spilled coffee and pollen from lillies.

    1. No jinn in

  238. Cat sick …..๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ

  239. my daughter took my lipstick and put it everywhere on the carpet. what shall I use?

  240. oil (industrial-engine) can’t get it out

    1. Iโ€™ve gotten automotive oil out of the seat in my car using Dawn dish soap.

    2. As a person who worked for a huge carpet cleaning company in London as a sales person, let me break it to you – it is NOT coming off… Sorry if that makes you sad but you have 0 chance against it. Even if you see methods online for cleaning motor oil, they may work if it is small droplet but I would not even try…

  241. my dtain of carpet are dry..what use

  242. I’ve had red slushy stains on my carpet and had blue ice muscle run spilled on my carpet and it’s been difficult to clean up.

  243. i have very strobn stains which i dnt know which type of stain.what should i use?

  244. First!!!

    1. this is true. done this many times.

    2. geeky science fact, you can get rid of a blood stain with your own spit, this only works if its YOUR blood and you use YOUR spit, kinda gross i know, but it works lol

    3. Clean My Space wow u beat me to it!

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