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Does anybody know how to get lipstick out of a light coloured carpet? Any suggestions would be great!


Posted by raewyn1969, 9th April 2014


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  • Lots of good advice . I have used bicarb soda and water for light stains and has worked for me . Yes, never rub but blot the carpet . I wouldnt used chux, last time I did that the blue stripes came off with it !


  • Try use Vanish Preen Oxi Action Carpet Stain Remover.


  • profesional carpet cleaner from a supermarket (hired)


  • dishwashing liquid is usually quite good for this sort of stain


  • I don’t know how, good luck in getting your answer


  • Since lipstick is oil-based, a simple soap that is designed to draw out oils is really all you need. I use dish soap and warm water to lift out lipstick stains without any remnant of the stain remaining in the carpet.

    Simply take a cup of warm water (not hot, this melts the lipstick and makes it spread out) and add about a half teaspoon of grease-fighting dish soap to the water and stir it up to get a foamy mixture. Then, dip an old washcloth or a paper towel in the cleaning solution and dab at the lipstick stain to draw out the color and the oil of the stain. Don’t rub the stain, as this will simply spread it and make it more difficult to remove.

    Continue blotting at the stain with the dish soap and water until the stain is completely removed. If there are large chunks of lipstick in the stain, use a paper towel to pick up the stain before breaking it up and lifting it out with the dish soap and water solution. This just makes getting rid of the stain easier, as you have less lipstick to work with.


  • I will keep some of the advice handy just in case! Thanks!


  • oh dear – for this one I think I would consult the professionals


  • Oh gosh that’s a tricky one. I would just let it wear off over time.


  • Thanks cherz I think that you have nailed it!


  • I would not attempt to do it myself. I would call my carpet cleaner man as he knows it all.


  • When this happened to me I got a cup of warm water and a good grease fighting dish washing liquid (I used fairy) then wet a cloth and just dab the stain don’t ever rub or scrub at the stain as it will make it worse.
    Just keep dabbing it till the stain has gone.


  • I havent been game enough to try it but have been told wd40!!
    Just a suggestion :D


  • Bio carb soda and vinegar !


  • Put some Bi-card soda on the area be generous then spray white vinegar and let it work then wipe


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