How to remove root beer stains from carpet.
Root beer like an average cola stain can be difficult to remove from the carpet. You need to be sure to remove all of the sticky residue and sugars out of the carpet. If you fail to do so, you will often wind up with a stain that keeps on returning. Fear not though, because we have an easy solution. You will need a few white cotton towels or a roll of paper towels, a general spotting solution made up of a quart of water and a tablespoon of a mild dish soap and a vinegar solution made of one part white distilled vinegar and three parts water. As always, before beginning, test the cleaners you will be using on an inconspicuous part of your carpet.
- Step 1:
If the spot is fresh, dab the spot with clean and dry towels until no more of the stain transfers to the cloth. Be sure to dab and do not rub the spot. Rubbing the spot will abrade the fibers.
- Step 2:
Lightly mist the spot with your general spotter. Allow the spotter to dwell for a few seconds and then blot it up with your towel. Once again, dab the spot, do not rub.
- Step 3:
Repeat this process until no more of the Root Beer stain transfers to your cloth.
- Step 4:
Neutralize your spotter with your vinegar solution. Apply a generous amount of the vinegar solution to the spot without over saturating the area. Blot the solution up after giving it a few seconds of dwell time.
- Step 5:
Allow the area to fully dry before putting it back to use. A small portable fan can be uses to speed drying time.