At some point in their life, everybody has experienced that dreaded moment when something stains their carpet for the first time.
When you first purchase a new carpet, you might find yourself vowing to keep it totally clean, swearing that nothing is going to stain and ruin your freshly laid carpet.
However, in reality, it is often very difficult to keep your carpet totally stain free. At some point, something is going to fall onto your carpet and leave a mark.
But thankfully, with the right tools and quick action, you can get pretty much any stain out of your carpet, and it will look as good as new in no time!
In this guide, I’ll be telling you how to get oil out of your carpet. No matter whether the oil is fresh, or if it has dried, I have told you all you need to know about how to get oil out of your carpet.
So keep on reading to find out what you need to do!
Can You Get Oil Out Of Carpet?
First things first, can you get oil out of your carpet? Well, as I have just said, yes, a lot of the time you will be able to get oil out of your carpet.
With the correct tools, you can get pretty much any stain out of your carpet. However, it is worth noting that this will often require a lot of patience, and really, the sooner you are able to remove the oil from the carpet, the better.
In an ideal world, you will remove oil from your carpet while it is fresh. Fresh spills are always easier to clean out of carpet because the stain hasn’t had enough time to penetrate too deep into the carpet.
It is always best to try to get to the stain before it has time to dry, as this can make the stain permanent.
As I have just said, you really need the right tools if you want to be able to remove the oil from your carpet. So, I’ll tell you exactly what you need for the job!
What Do You Need?
So, what do you need to remove oil from your carpet? Well that is a very good question!
There are a number of different things that you will need in order to get the oil out of your carpet, regardless of whether the stain is wet or dry.
These tools include:
- Baking soda, cornstarch, or baby powder.
- A sponge, tooth brush, or utility brush.
- Vacuum cleaner.
- Carpet cleaning solvent.
- Time and patience.
- Paper towels.
How To Get Wet Oil Out Of Carpet
As I said earlier, the best time for getting oil out of your carpet is while the oil is still wet, and the stain is fresh.
Removing the oil at this stage vastly increases the chance of you removing the oil from the carpet successfully. So, as soon as the oil has been spilled, you should get to work.
The first thing that you need to do is take either your baby powder, cornstarch, or baking soda. Take the powder and pour it over the stain, ensuring that you cover all the oil, and none is left without the powder on it.
Once you have added the powder to the carpet, you should then take your toothbrush or utility brush and begin to work at the stain.
Work the powder into the stain because it is the powder that will absorb the oil, so you really do need to make sure that all the stain is covered with the powder. It doesn’t matter which type of powder you use, they will all do the same job.
After you have worked the powder into the stain, you should then leave it to sit for at least 15 minutes. Set a timer and leave the product to do its job.
Then, once the 15 minutes have passed, you should come back and vacuum up all the powder. When you do this, you should notice that the majority of the stain has been removed.
For a finishing touch, I would recommend using a dry cleaning solvent to remove the last of the stain.
Simply follow the instructions for the specific dry cleaning solvent that you have purchased, and once you have done this, your carpet should be as good as new!
How To Get Dried Oil Out Of Carpet
While removing dried oil out of your carpet isn’t as easy as removing fresh oil from your carpet, it isn’t actually too difficult either. It just simply requires a little extra effort, and a little extra time too.
To remove dried oil from the carpet, you will simply require the same tools that you need to remove wet oil stains.
Begin, once again by applying the powder to the stain. For the best results, I would recommend using baking soda as this tends to be more effective on dried stains.
Instead of applying a light layer of baking soda, you should apply a heavy layer of it to the carpet.
Completely cover the stain with a fairly thick layer of baking soda, then leave it to soak up the stain. Even though the stain has dried, the baking soda will still do its job.
Rather than leaving the baking soda on the stain for a set amount of time, you should leave the baking soda until the stain starts to lift at the edges.
When you notice that the edges of the stain have started to lift, you should vacuum the stain and this will lift it.
With the stain lifted, simply finish it off with a dry cleaning solvent. Once you have finished the instructions for the cleaning solvent, your job is done!
In this guide, I have told you all about how to get oil out of carpet. No matter whether the oil is wet or dry, I’ve got you covered! I’m sure you’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to remove oil from your carpet.
Thank you for reading!