How to Clean Bicycle Tire Marks from Carpet


Ruth asked: How do I clean bicycle tire marks from carpets? A friend rode his bicycle on the carpeted hallway in my office building and left a rubber “burn” mark when applying the brakes. Thanks!

To remove bicycle tire marks from carpet, try this simple, eco-friendly solution. It will not only clean your carpet, but also provides built-in protection against future stains.

You Will Need:

Steps to Remove the Stain:

  1. Begin by spraying a generous amount of Simple Green Carpet Cleaner over the stain.
  2. Moisten a soft bristled brush with water.
  3. Work the cleaner into the tire marks with a damp brush.
  4. If necessary, allow the cleaner to set on the stain to allow it time to loosen the rubber from the carpet fibers.
  5. Once the stain is gone, wipe the area free of the foam with a clean damp sponge, rinsing frequently.
  6. Once the stain is removed, and the cleaning residue is rinsed away, blot dry with a soft, absorbent towel.

Additional Tips and Advice

  • Always spot test in a hidden area to check for color fastness before you begin.
  • Follow all instructions and warnings on the bottle label, using only as directed.

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