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How to Get Shoe Polish out of Carpet – Stain Removal Guide


When you have a carpet, you’re going to be as careful as you can, but what you need to bear in mind is that accidents happen. When a spill occurs, you’re going to want to be prepared. But how about polish? Like any other type of stain, it’s important to know how to get shoe polish out of carpet.

How to Get Shoe Polish out of Carpet

It’s important to clean carpet frequently to prevent buildup and stains. From ketchup and dirt, to pet urine and more, your carpet will likely fall victim to unexpected stains from time to time. In this post, we’re going to consider how to get shoe polish stains out of your carpet. We’ll discuss two simple methods that will ensure you’re properly caring for your carpet and removing any stains.

Method 1

How to Get Shoe Polish out of Carpet

How to Get Shoe Polish out of Carpet

Getting rid of shoe polish is a simple step by step process:

  • Once you notice the shoe polish stain, use a butter knife to scrape away as much of the stain as you can – the faster you act the better.
  • Next, sponge the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent, blotting the stained area until the liquid has disappeared.
  • Mix two cups of warm water with a tbsp. on liquid dishwashing detergent and a tbsp. of ammonia (be sure to use the exact combination of ingredients in your mixture as mixing unknown ratios can result in chemical reactions that can be dangerous or harmful to your health).
  • Apply the mixture directly onto the stained area.
  • Keep blotting the stain, slowly absorbing the liquid.
  • Finally, pour cold water onto the stain and blot until dry.

Method 2

Did you know that your nail polish remover can help with more than just getting rid of nail polish? To find out, grab a bottle of nail polish remover and follow the step by step process outlined below to remove polish stains:

  • Take a white piece of cloth and pour a generous amount of nail polish remover onto it
  • Use a rag to gently rub the stained area of the carpet
  • Pour a bit of home dry cleaner onto a cotton ball and apply it directly to the shoe polish stain.
  • Mix 2 cups of water with 1/8 tsp. of liquid non-bleach detergent. Then use a white piece of cloth or rug to apply the detergent directly onto the stain and scrub.
  • Wear a pair of protective gloves and mix one tbsp on ammonia with a cup of water.
  • Dip a clean piece of cloth into the solution and use it to keep scrubbing the stain.
  • Finally, rinse the stain with a generous amount of warm water before blotting it dry. 

If you’ve tried the two methods above to no avail, seek help from a professional carpet cleaner

Bottom Line

With the tips mentioned, you now know how to get shoe polish out of carpet. The trick is to follow the instructions carefully and seek professional advice when necessary. Hiring a professional to deal with the stain is a sure way to ensure your carpet is cleaned with no further damage. Professional carpet cleaners are well trained and have the necessary equipment to revive your carpet and keep it stain free.