coffee spillage

Creating a spillage on your carpet can often mean disaster! But what are the toughest carpet stains to remove and how can you remove them?


Whether you’re late for work and dashing out the door, or just having your friends over for a cuppa, a coffee spillage is the last thing you need. To remove the stain, blot it with a clean cloth to start with. Afterwards, you can make a solution containing white vinegar and washing up liquid to rub into the stain until it disappears. 

Pet Urine

If you own a feline or dog then you might be familiar with this one. Cats will often do their business in a litter tray and dogs outside in the garden, but sometimes they can have accidents! Aside from the terrible smell, these stains can be tough to get rid of. As soon as you can, blot the stain, next you can mix white vinegar and baking soda (into a spray bottle if you’re able) and apply it to the stain. Let it sit, blot, and repeat until the stain is gone. 


There’s nothing worse than a pen exploding! It’s a stubborn stain if it happens to get on your carpet. Spray hair sprays onto the ink stain and use a cloth to blot the stain. Keep repeating the process until the stain disappears, and vacuum away any excess traces of ink once it is dry. 

Red Wine

Probably the toughest of all, red wine doesn’t smell as bad as some other spillages but the colour alone can ruin your carpet! A large red wine mark on a cream coloured carpet is the stuff of nightmares. To remove the stain, create a solution of washing up liquid, white vinegar and water. Use a cloth to blot the mixture onto the wine stain until the stain disappears. The sooner you act, the better!

Be sure to always pre-test the cleaning product on a small area of your carpet to ensure no colour loss or damage!

Getting rid of stains with a professional cleaner

Trying to remove stains can take up a lot of time, and you may not always be successful! Use of the above methods (if unsuccessful) may reduce the chance of complete stain removal by even a professional carpet cleaner. So, why not hire a professional cleaning company to do it for you from the get-go? Here at 4 Cleaner Carpets, we can clean your carpets until they look good as new – contact us today to find out more.