How do you get lipstick out of carpet?
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How do you get lipstick out of carpet?

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You can remove lipstick stains from carpet quickly using a dry-cleaning solvent, dishwashing soap and vinegar. Gather a large supply of clean rags and a dull object that can scrape away the excess lipstick. Blot the stain with solvent, and use a cleaning solution to remove the remaining lipstick from your carpet. Dry the area, and then vacuum. The entire process may take an hour or two.

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  1. Scrape away any excess lipstick

    Use a dull object, such as a butter knife, to remove as much of the excess lipstick as possible.

  2. Apply a dry-cleaning solvent

    Use a clean white cloth to avoid any color transfer when cleaning. Apply dry-cleaning solvent to the stain. Start in the center of the stain, and work toward the edges.

  3. Blot the stain

    Using a clean cloth, blot the solvent and lipstick. Continue applying more solvent and blotting the stain until most of the stain is gone or a clean cloth no longer picks up more color.

  4. Use a water based cleaning solution to clean the area

    Mix 1 tablespoon of vinegar, a little mild detergent and 2 cups of warm water. Apply it to the stain with a sponge, and use the blotting technique to absorb any remaining color.

  5. Rinse the spot

    Use cold water to rinse the remaining soap from the fibers. Dry the area by pressing down on it with a clean towel. Vacuum the carpet once the treated area is dry.

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