Apart from being an excellent window and mirror cleaner, Windex can be quite efficient for removing stains from carpets. It can help avoid staining even with difficult spills, such as pet urine or blood. All you need to do is use the appropriate proportions and follow the easy steps to treat a carpet stain with Windex in order to get the desired results.
You need to mix a one to one solution of Windex and lukewarm water in a bowl or spray bottle. After you have blotted off as much of the spill as you can with a clean dry cloth, soak another clean cloth with the solution and apply it on the soiled area. Don’t rub or scrub the stain, just use dabbing motions to ensure that you don’t damage the carpet and at the same time to make sure the cleaning solution reaches deep into the stained area. Continue dabbing the area and treating it with the solution until the stain is gone.
For stains which have already dried up, you can use a soft brush to rub the solution in the stain as gently as possible.
After you are done, you need to rinse the stain with clean water. Use the same technique with a clean cloth dipped in the clean water. Repeat until you have gotten all of the solutions out of the area.
Don’t oversaturate the carpet with water or cleaning solution. Make sure you blot out the excess water by pressing paper towels on top of the area until you get as much of it out as you can. Let the carpet dry.
It is recommended if you have a white or very light coloured carpet to first test the Windex and water cleaning solution on an inconspicuous area of the carpet to ensure that the blue colour of the windows cleaning solution doesn’t dye your carpet or even better – use clear Windex to treat your carpets.
Another stain removal trick with Windex requires a Windex spray bottle, a clean towel and an iron. After you remove all the leftover hard gunk from the stain by using a spoon or blunt knife, simply spray the Windex on the stained spot and cover it with a clean (preferably white) towel and iron it. You will see the residues from the carpet being transferred to the towel as you iron. Keep doing that until there is no residue and staining left on the carpet and everything has been absorbed by the towel.
This is an excellent tip if your carpet has suffered a spill and you are out of carpet cleaning solution.
You can use Windex diluted in the same amount of warm water to shampoo and wash your entire carpet or rug as well. Mix the solution and treat the carpet either by spraying it on and rubbing it in carefully with a soft brush or by using a steam cleaner. Rinse it off with clean water and let it dry. The carpet will be clean, bright and fresh once you are done!