When you have children, sometimes it seems like you spend a ridiculous amount of time cleaning milk out of carpets, doesn’t it?
Milk and other dairy products can leave a stubborn, and stinky stain if not taken care of properly. Here are some ways to quickly clean up a carpet milk spill.
The Technical Way To Clean A Milk Stain
If the spill just happened recently, blot up as much extra liquid as you can. Then take a sponge with a dry cleaning solvent, and wipe it on the spot with little movements starting in the center, and working your way out. Then cover the spot with a clean, damp sponge and let it sit until the stain has been picked up.
If you still have a problem, use an Enzyme Presoak before washing like normal.
Best Way To Clean It With Stuff You Already Have
If you are anything like me, you might not always have the right products in your home when you need it. It’s going to be okay, because you probably have something from the following list that can do that job just as good:
- Windex – Windex may truly be the world’s most versatile cleaning product. Spray this on a fresh stain and watch the magic happen.
- Murphy’s Oil Soap – Use this product on a milk stain that’s had time to settle in a little bit. Blot on the area, and let it sit for a few minutes before washing it like normal.
- Old Toothbrush – A toothbrush is a great tool to gently work stains out of fabrics.
- Dawn Dishsoap – Dawn works at the enzymes in the milk to lift the stain; the same way it breaks up grease on dishes.
- Resolve – Resolve works on clothing just as well as it does on carpet. Just spray on like a pre-treater, and wash like normal.
- Cornstarch – Blot up the extra liquid on a fresh stain, and lightly cover the area with cornstarch. It soaks the dairy right out of the carpet.
Bonus: How To Clean A Yellowed Milk Stain
If a milk stain has had a lot of time to sit, it might turn yellow. Not only are these stains extra stubborn to remove, they can also lock odor into the fabric, which is sometimes even worse than the actual look of the stain.
Believe it or not, one of the best things you can use to remove a yellowed stain is Coca Cola. Pour the soda over the stain, let it sit for a bit, and then wash it like normal. Another product that works great for a yellowed milk stain is Bar Keeper’s Friend.
Figuring out how to clean carpet milk spill can be a challenge, but with these tips you’ll be able to fix your problem in no time.
The important thing to remember is that no matter how big the spill is, or what type of fabric it happens on, you need to try to address the spill as quickly as possible before the stain sets in.