Remove Grease Stains From Your Carpets, Rugs and Sofas Quickly and Easily

Remove Grease Stains From Your Carpets, Rugs and Sofas Quickly and Easily

Let’s be honest. Grease stains are tough to get rid of. They penetrate deep into a fabric’s fibres and tend to linger there until you do something about it. Of course, the best way of removing grease from a carpet is to do so as quickly as possible. But sometimes, this isn’t an option and you have to deal with an older grease stain on your carpet, rug or sofa. Whatever the case may be, it’s not cause for panic. There are several ways of getting rid of grease stains, which you’ll find out more about below. Let’s take a closer look. 

How to get grease out of a carpet

Before we jump into the two main ways you can get rid of grease stains on your carpets, rugs or sofas, we’d like to offer a word of caution. This relates to the use of chemicals on the fibres. Remember that chemicals can damage fibres, depending on the chemical and the type of fibre in question. Since most carpets differ from each other and there is a wide variety of chemicals to treat carpet stains, you need to be extremely careful about which one you use. Using the wrong one can cause permanent damage and make the stain worse. So, always check the fabric label on your carpet, rug or sofa before using any chemicals on them.

And now, without further ado, here are two of the main options you can use to get rid of grease stains. 

  • Paper towels and baking soda/talcum powder: whether the stain is new or old, using good old baking soda or talcum powder on it can be one of the fastest and easiest ways to clean a grease stain. This will not only absorb the stain but leave your carpet smelling fresher. For this purpose, you will need paper towels, baking soda or talcum powder and a vacuum cleaner. Begin by dabbing the grease stain with paper towels to absorb as much of it as possible. We can’t emphasise this enough but rubbing the stain will only spread it deeper into the fibres and make it harder to get out. So be careful when applying pressure on the stain. Next, you’ll want to sprinkle baking soda or talcum powder liberally on the stain. Leave this on the stain for around 15 to 20 minutes. After this, you can use your vacuum cleaner to suck up all the powder on your carpet. The stain should be gone and if it isn’t, simply repeat the process mentioned above. 

  • A clean cloth and dishwashing liquid: the second most natural way to get a grease stain out of a carpet or a sofa is to use a clean cloth and dishwashing liquid. The dishwashing liquid should be mixed with water in a bowl. Take your clean cloth and soak it in the bowl with the solution. Then, apply it to the stain, once again making sure that you do not rub it in order to stain it. You should repeat the process of applying the solution to the carpet until the stain has absorbed it. Once done, use a clean dry cloth to again dab the stain and lift it off the carpet or sofa fibres. This will leave a wet patch on your carpet but you shouldn’t worry. Leave it to air dry overnight and it should be gone by the following day. 

Everyday stain removal solutions

And there you have it! You now know how to get out a grease stain from your carpets, rugs or sofas. Using everyday items from your home, you can quickly and easily remove a grease stain. For best results, however, and if the stain is quite deeply ingrained, you may need to consult a professional to help you deep clean your carpets or upholstery. At Be Clean, we have a team of highly experienced cleaning professionals who know how to deal with just about every stain possible. Ready to reach out to us? We’re just a call or a click away and ready to be of service.