This post is about how to get shoe polish out of your carpet. I know, it sounds like a nightmare! But don’t worry. You can use a few household items and some elbow grease to remove the stain!
Easy Ways to Clean Shoe Polish from Carpet
Remove Shoe Polish from Light Colour Carpet
- Take a white cloth and pour a generous amount of Non-Acetone nail polish remover directly onto it. Some nail polish removers with acetone have added hues and can add colour to the carpet. Gently rub the affected area of the carpet with this rag.
- Using a home dry cleaning kit, pour a bit of the liquid onto a cotton ball and apply directly to the shoe polish stain.
- Mix a solution: 1 teaspoon of Laundry Liquid and 2 cups of water
- Apply this solution on the area with a white cloth and brush the stain
- With protective google and glove, mix a solution: 1 tablespoon of Ammonia and 1 cup of water.
- Dip this solution with a white cloth and continue brushing.
- After the stain is gone, rinse the area with warm water and blot dry before air dry.
Remove Shoe polish from Dark Colour carpet
- Apply Solvents like Acetone or Rubbing Alcohol to a clean cloth in a circular motion until the stain is removed from your carpet. Avoid nail polish as it might bleach the carpet.
- Or you can either leave the alcohol on for a few hours or continue to work the alcohol in until you see the polish appearing on the cloth.
Let’s just hope your shoes weren’t too smelly. If they were, you might want to try taking them off while reading this blog post! Seriously though, shoe polish on the carpet is an easy fix if you follow these steps for removal. Once it’s gone and all traces of its awful smell are removed, we recommend using an enzyme cleaner like Nature’s Miracle or Natures Way Carpet Cleaner Plus Pet Odor Eliminator to get rid of any remaining odour that may be leftover from the offending substance. And remember kids- don’t wear shoes in the house!