Shellie asked: How do I get an antibiotic stain out of carpet? We had an accident with liquid antibiotics on our light beige carpet. I used OXY carpet stain remover immediately and did several treatments. I still have not been able to get it all out. Do you have any ideas that might help?
Antibiotics can contain colorings and other ingredients that cling to carpet fibers. While removing them may seem difficult, it certainly is not impossible. To tackle this stain, we’re going to go with a commercial product rather than a home remedy. Very few carpet stains will be able to resist the effectiveness of this time-honored technique!
You Will Need:
- Folex Carpet Cleaner
- Clean white absorbent cloth or rag
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- Spray the stain with Folex. This is a readily available carpet cleaner that can tackle even the most difficult stains.
- Blot the spot with a clean white absorbent cloth.
- Repeat as needed until the stain is gone.
- Once the stain is removed, press a dry cloth over the area to remove any remaining moisture.
- Allow the area to air dry completely.
- If the carpet fibers need to be refreshed, simply vacuum over the area a few times to restore their original texture and help them blend back in with the surrounding fibers.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Follow all product label instructions and precautions, including spot testing in a hidden area before you begin.
- Whenever possible, do not scrub carpets as this may damage the fibers. Blot instead, using a white cloth to prevent transferring dye to the carpet from the cloth.