How to Remove the Four Most Common Red Stains from Your Carpet

At Rug Doctor, we care about the health and well-being of your carpet and that is why we have developed best-in-class deep cleaning machines and solutions. We also care about the health and well-being of everyone who uses our products – over 50 million people!  To show we care, Rug Doctor associates are supporting the American Heart Association “Go Red For Women”  by participating in National Wear Red Day®. Please join us and donate to help fund research during American Heart Month.

Just because everyone is wearing red today, it doesn’t mean your carpet should. Here is a guide for removing the 4 most common red carpet stains below.

How to Remove Red Lipstick

Rug Doctor Platinum Spot & Stain Remover Spray works to tackle oil based stains which makes it ideal for removing ingrained make-up from carpet. The Platinum Spot and Stain spray is also safe to use on upholstery fabric, rugs, and car upholstery.

  • Shake well before use and apply generously.
  • Lightly blot stain away

How to Remove Red Wine

The Rug Doctor Platinum Spot and Stain spray is also great for red spills, whether that be adult beverages or kids juice.

  • Remove any excess liquid using an absorbent cloth or paper towel.
  • Shake the Platinum Spot and Stain bottle well and apply generously to the carpet area.
  • Blot the area, working inwards from the outside of the stain.

How to Remove Red Fruit Juice

  • Remove any excess liquid using an absorbent cloth or paper towel.
  • Shake the bottle and apply the Platinum Spot and Stain remover generously to the area.
  • Leave the area for 3-5 minutes.
  • Gently blot away the stain.

How to Remove Blood

Rug Doctor Pure Power Urine Eliminator is your best choice for organic stains from humans and pets alike. It is scientifically formulated using Pro-enzymatic technology to eliminate the stain and odor.

  • Remove as much blood as possible using an absorbent cloth.
  • Spray area generously with Pure Power Urine Eliminator, thoroughly wetting the area and allowing the solution to reach the carpet backing and pad.
  • DO NOT blot or wipe. The enzymes need moisture to work.
  • Place a damp color safe cloth or white paper towel over the cleaning area leave overnight.
  • Once dry, if discoloration remains, dampen with water and blot.
  • Heavily stained areas may require a second application.

Feeling a little queasy about having blood on your carpet? Follow up with Platinum Antibacterial Carpet Cleaner, which kills 99% of bacteria* on soft surfaces like carpet, area rugs, pet beds, upholstery, and diaper bags.

*Kills 99.9% of Enterobacter aerogenes and Staphylococcus aureus on carpet. Kills 99.9% of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus on soft surfaces other than carpet.