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I have dark carpet but the kids have put bright red lipstick on it and I am not sure how I should get this off. Also I have just discovered that somehow, they have pulled some strands of carpet out of place. How do I fix that?

Posted anonymously, 12th March 2015

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  • With the lipstick perhaps you could hire one of those caret cleaners from the supermarket. That should help

  • Oh dear! I believe stainmaster have a website that says how to get various stains out. Worse case scenario I think you could remove that section and put a patch there but not sure how seemless that would look, guess it depends on the length of the pile. I don’t thinks the strands can be out back in after they are out. Hope you’re not renting! I’m going to put my make up away in a child lock area of the bathroom now!

  • I have dark carpet and I have used a solution of Vanish Napisan the colour fast one. This worked well when someone squashed a red lipstick into the carpet. I carefully removed the chunk of lipstick then dealt with the colour left behind. Dabbing the solution, leaving it on for a hour and dabbing it again. This worked really well.

  • The stain remover kit from woollies, by memory sometimes it is with the washing powders then they move it and it is with all the carpet cleaning things right up the top, has 3 bottles that work on all types of stains, every home should have one as the quicker you can get to any stain the better, with the pulled threads, haberdashery section at woollies or big w and get large hooked darning needle and darn the threads back in, if you have an offcut of carpet then unpick a thread and use that to darn more threads into the carpet, good luck.

  • Norwex will work!! A Norwex enviro cloth and cArpet stain buster!! http://www.stephanieyoung.norwexbiz.com.au

  • I got a wonderful stain remover kit from Woolworths that has 3 different little spray bottles. Each one is for a different type of mess. It worked a treat getting whiteboard marker out of my husbands white couch! He is none the wiser….

  • Cavalier Bremworth carpet stain remover is brilliant! I once repaired a thread pulled on my carpet using a huge curved darning needle & the thread from a piece of carpet that was an off cut.

  • Omg, you poor thing. :(
    I would also like to know how to fix those loose strands too..

  • Buy a dark brown permanent marker and colour it in. ( : might sound funny but sounds like an ok idea.

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