How To Remove Tacky Rubber Stains From Carpet?


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"Rubber stains on your carpet can be a nightmare to remove. A small patch of rubber from a shoe sole, the foot of a couch or another source, can often be removed with a bit of time and elbow grease. However for large rubber stains, you may need to replace your carpet.

To remove tacky rubber stains from a carpet you can use mineral oil and turpentine. Firstly you will need to test mineral oil in an inconspicuous area of your carpet. Leave it on for 24 hours and look for any fading or change in colour before proceeding. Next, douse a white rag cloth with mineral oil and use it to break up the rubber. Then use the scrub brush to loosen the rubber pieces and brush them away. Work until there are no solid pieces of rubber left on the carpet, just a dark stain.

Next test the turpentine on a small, inconspicuous test patch. Leave it for 24 hours and assess. After this, dab turpentine on the stain with the white cloth. Press down on the cloth to soak up the black stain. When the stain has been removed, soak a clean cloth in water and apply it to the carpet to clean the area."

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