DIY Carpet Stain Remover

And just like that – there you have it…smears of red suddenly appeared on your perfectly white carpet. Your dog or child is found with a joker-like red lipstick smile. What do you do? Panic!? Naturally, we would all run to the nearest wet tea towel and end up smudging it further! Well, firstly, keep calm. Secondly, it’s time to grab your trusted WD-40®. You heard us right. That good ol’ lubricant you haven’t touched in a while can remove tough stains from carpets! More than just a degreaser and lubricator, WD-40 is your emergency carpet stain remover and DIY household hero.

Just in case you’re sat there wondering what else it can remove from carpet – WD-40 can:

  • Remove crayon stains from carpet
  • Remove ink from carpet
  • Remove lipstick from carpet
  • Remove Kool-Aid stains from carpet and fabric
  • Cleans melted vacuum belt from carpeting
  • Remove makeup from carpet
  • Remove glue from carpet
  • Remove melted jellybeans from carpet
  • Remove ketchup stains from carpet

So, no matter your carpet stain crisis, you now know you can pull out the can, take action and let WD-40 come to the rescue and remove that stain.

For a step-by-step guide on using WD-40 to remove that frustrating stain – read below for more information:

You will need:

Step 1: First things first, spray the stain with WD-40 to stop the stain settling into the fibres. For a larger stain you can flip the smart straw down and use the wider nozzle. For smaller stains, flip the straw up for more precision and spray directly onto the stain.
Step 2: Allow the WD-40 to sit on the stain and fully absorb into the carpet
Step 3: Rub with a clean cloth until the stain cannot be seen anymore
Step 4: Enjoy your stain-free carpet!

Pro-Tip: WD-40 will also act as a lubricant on old stains and will make the stain wet again so that it can be removed.

Bet you didn’t know that the best DIY carpet stain remover was sat in your garage? WD-40 has over 2000 uses from; garage projects, DIY tasks, and even uses around the home. You can find more information on what WD-40 Multi-Use product can do here.


The uses shown and described for WD-40 Multi-Use Product were provided to WD-40 Company by the users themselves. These uses haven’t been tested by WD-40 Company and do not constitute a recommendation of suggestion for use by WD-40 Company. Common sense should be exercised whenever using WD-40 Company products. Always follow the instructions and take heed of any warnings printed on the packaging.

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