3 Common Holiday Party Carpet Stains & How To Remove Them

It is almost time to enjoy the holidays by either hosting or going to your friends or family’s party. Looking forward to seeing all of your old friends and spending time with family. During these parties, there is bound to be some type of mess or spill that could put your lovely carpet in danger. To help you prevent permanent stains applying to your carpet, here are the most common types of stains you could see from a holiday party and how to remove them as quickly as possible.

Common Types of Holiday Party Stains

Lipstick Stains

When it comes to these types of parties, they do tend to get overcrowded depending on how many people you wish to be there. If this happens, then there are spills and things that will probably be dropped while people navigate the party. One thing that could fall out of a purse or someone’s hand is a tube of lipstick. After it hits the ground it could get stepped on and the lipstick could get rubbed into the carpet To avoid heavy staining, make sure to blot it dry with a clean paper towel, then blot it with a dry-cleaning solution. Rinse the solution with a mix of water and ammonia and it should do the trick. If anything, call a professional carpet cleaner for a steam cleaning service that will surely remove the stain and any remnants of the lipstick.

Red Wine Stains

Out of all types of stains that could happen on a carpet the most common, holiday party or just in general, are wine stains. Wine is a great beverage to have at parties and will probably be a staple for this year’s holiday parties. The best advice for these types of stains is to tend to them the second they happen. The second you know of the spill be sure to blot the stain with a clean cloth, then mix dish soap and hydrogen peroxide for a cleaning solution. Use a sponge to blot the stain with the solution to lift the stain from the fibers. Once the wine is removed, rinse the area with warm water and then blot dry. Your best bet is to do this before the stain dries, because if it does then you will need to get it professionally cleaned.

Candle Wax Stains

Holiday-scented candles are the perfect way to spread the holiday aroma for your party and throughout your home. If you have a lot of guests at your party, there could be a chance that your candles could get knocked over and the wax could get on your carpet. Unlike wine, you will want to wait for the candle wax to dry before you remove it as it is easier to remove dry than wet. To start, scrape off as much as you can with a knife, then lay paper towels on the remaining wax. Press an iron, set on low to medium, over the towels to melt the wax and have the paper towels absorb the newly heated wax. Be sure to layer the towels to avoid burning the carpet.