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How to Remove Shoe Polish Stains From Carpet

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In this post, I'll show you EXACTLY how to remove shoe polish stains from carpet.

How to Remove Shoe Polish Stains From Carpet

Shoe polish can be removed with 70% - 97% isopropyl alcohol and a cloth. Isopropyl alcohol is a degreaser, and shoe polish is mainly made up of petroleum products, so the isopropyl alcohol will dissolve and suspend the shoe polish components allowing them to be easily wiped out of the carpet with a cloth. Isopropyl alcohol works really well for removing shoe polish stains from carpets because it has excellent degreasing properties. It is also a great cleaning product because it will completely evaporate and leave zero residue behind in your carpet. 

If you have access to a wet/dry vacuum, you can use the wet dry vacuum to extract the shoe polish from the carpet after wetting the stain with isopropyl alcohol. Using a wet dry vacuum works slightly better than using a cloth. A wet/dry vacuum, however, is not required when removing shoe polish from carpet.​

Remove Shoe Polish Stains From Carpet (Step-By-Step Guide)

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YOU WILL NEED:

1) 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (USA, UK, CAN)

2) White Cloths (USA, UK, CAN)

How to Remove Shoe Polish Stains From Carpet - Step 1

Step 1 - You will need a bottle of 70% - 98% Isopropyl Alcohol, and a white cloth. 

How to Remove Shoe Polish Stains From Carpet - Step 2

Step 2 - Dampen the stained area with 70% isopropyl alcohol. 

How to Remove Shoe Polish Stains From Carpet - Step 3

Step 3 - Using a white cloth, wipe the stained area from the edge of the stain to the center. Do not wipe the stain back and forth with the cloth as this could cause the stain to spread or cause the carpet fibers to fray. 

How to Remove Shoe Polish Stains From Carpet - Step 4

Step 4 - Continue to gently wipe the stain with the cloth. The shoe polish will transfer from the carpet to the cloth. 

How to Remove Shoe Polish Stains From Carpet - Step 5

Step 5 - The shoe polish will stop transferring from the carpet to the cloth when most of the isopropyl alcohol is absorbed by the cloth. 

How to Remove Shoe Polish Stains From Carpet - Step 6

Step 6 - Add more isopropyl alcohol to the affected area as needed. Repeat step 2 to 5 until the shoe polish has been completely removed. The isopropyl alcohol that remains in the carpet will quickly evaporate leaving behind zero residue in the carpet. 

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