Three ‘Pure Panic’ Carpet Stains and How to Remove Them

We’re taking a look at three stains that can induce pure panic when they end up on your carpets, couch, or other soft surfaces in the home! No need to fret – you can remove these carpet stains all using Rug Doctor cleaning sprays available for sale on the Rug Doctor Rental Rack in over 40,000 locations. Most people can find a Rug Doctor rental rack within 5 minutes of their home, making stain removal easy. Just find a rental location near you, pick up the recommended carpet cleaning spray, and follow the directions below.

1. How to Get Red Wine out of Upholstery

You are enjoying a glass of red wine when, suddenly, the glass tips over covering your precious sofa with a deep red stain. Don’t panic! Rug Doctor Spot Stain Remover works by disrupting the chemical bonds of the stain, rendering it colorless thanks to its unique oxy cleaning action.

Follow these simple steps to remove red wine from your couch:

(Prior to use: Always check an inconspicuous area for colorfastness. Apply a small amount and wait two minutes; then blot away with a white paper towel. If sofa fabric color transfers to the paper towel, do not use the product on your sofa.)

Directions:

  • For best results, treat the stain immediately.
  • Remove any excess liquid with a clean, absorbent cloth or paper towel.
  • Shake the bottle well, and then turn nozzle to the ON position.
  • Generously spray Spot Stain Remover evenly over the affected area and let stand for 3 to 5 minutes for maximum effectiveness. Do not sit or lay on the wet area.
  • Lightly agitate the stained area with a clean, damp color-safe sponge or cloth, working from the edge of the stain towards the center, pressing deep into the stain.
  • Blot away with absorbent white paper towel until dry.
  • Repeat as necessary. Heavy stains may require more than one application. Allow area to dry thoroughly between applications.

Did the wine make it onto the floor? Read our recommendation for how to remove red wine from carpet in our blog post How To Remove Red Stains from Carpet.

2. How to Get Urine out of Carpet

Puppy puddles and senior pet incontinency accidents can happen from time to time. And if not properly treated, dried urine crystals can form in the carpet fibers, making it difficult to remove both the stain and odor. Don’t panic! Rug Doctor Pet Stain Remover uses a special enzymatic technology to destroy urine and other organic stains and odors. It’s especially effective on carpets, upholstery, mattresses and pet beds. Pet Stain Remover treats the stain and the source of the odor embedded deep into the carpet, eliminating both for good. The patented odor neutralizers also discourage area re-marking without harming pets or your soft surfaces. Rug Doctor Pet Stain Remover is non-toxic and safe for kids, pets and carpet fibers.

Follow these easy steps to remove urine from your carpet.

(Prior to use: Always check an inconspicuous area for colorfastness. Apply a small amount and wait two minutes; then blot away with a white paper towel. If carpet color transfers to the paper towel, do not use the product.)

Directions:

  • When possible, act quickly since dried urine can sometimes have a bleaching effect on carpets and fabrics.
  • Blot away any excess liquid with a clean, absorbent cloth or paper towel.
  • Turn nozzle and generously spray area. When using for urine or other penetrating organic stains (feces, vomit, blood), be sure to thoroughly wet area allowing product to reach backing and pad. Spray beyond the stained area on the surface in case liquids expanded below the surface. Do not blot or wipe, as enzymes need moisture to work.
  • Place a damp white paper towel over the treated area and let dry naturally. In most cases, it’s best to allow the area to remain moist overnight. Highly soiled areas may require a second application.
  • Once dry, if discoloration remains, repeat steps until stain is removed.

3. How to Get Coffee Stains out of Carpet

Unfortunately, a coffee spill is one of the most common household stains. When coffee gets into your carpet (especially a light colored carpet), you may think there’s no hope of removing it. Don’t panic! The powerful foaming action of Rug Doctor Pre-Treat Stain Remover can eliminate coffee stains in no time. Rug Doctor Pre-Treat Stain Remover can be used with or without a Rug Doctor machine; just follow these simple steps to bring your carpet back to life:

(Prior to use: Always check an inconspicuous area for colorfastness. Apply a small amount and wait two minutes; then blot away with a white paper towel. If carpet color transfers to the paper towel, do not use the product.)

Directions:

  • Remove any excess liquid with a clean, absorbent cloth or paper towel.
  • Turn nozzle and generously spray area.
  • Lightly agitate the stained area with a clean, damp white sponge or cloth, working from the edge of the stain towards the center.
  • Blot with a paper towel, pressing deep into stain. Difficult stains may require a second application.
  • Rinse with water and blot with absorbent white paper towel to dry.

No More ‘Pure Panic’ When You See Carpet Stains

Keep these solutions on-hand and leave the panicking for the unprepared. If you can’t make it to the rental rack, Rug Doctor has a whole range of cleaning solutions available for purchase online. Next time you have a pure panic stain situation, remember: STAY CALM AND RUG DOCTOR ON!