How Do You Remove Grease From Carpet?

How Do You Remove Grease From Carpet?

Removing a grease stain from carpet requires a number of cleaning solutions, beginning with baking soda to absorb the grease, dry-cleaning solvent to break the grease up, and a vinegar and detergent solution to complete the cleaning process. Afterwards, drying the carpet leaves it clean and fresh.

  1. Scrape away excess grease

    Use a plastic putty knife or scraper to remove as much of the excess grease from the carpet as possible. Scrape over the grease lightly to avoid forcing the grease into the fibers of the carpeting.

  2. Absorb the grease

    Sprinkle a layer of baking soda or cornstarch over the greasy area to absorb the grease from the carpet. Allow it to sit in place for about 15 minutes, and then vacuum the carpet to remove the powder.

  3. Remove the grease

    Blot the grease-covered area with dry-cleaning solvent using a clean, white cloth. Replace the cloth as needed to continue to use a clean cloth on the surface of the grease, blotting it up in the process until no signs of the grease remain. If the dry-cleaning solvent fails to remove all of the grease, then prepare a cleaning solution consisting of 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, 1 tablespoon of liquid hand dish-washing detergent and 2 cups of warm water. Blot the grease with the new solution using a sponge to remove the last traces of the stain.

  4. Dry the carpet

    Blot the wet spot with cold water using a sponge to rinse away any traces of the cleaning solutions. Blot the surface dry with a clean cloth to complete the cleaning process.