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Stain Removal Guide

Removing Carpet and Upholstery Stains

Rug Doctor's line of specialised cleaning products helps you keep your carpets and upholstery spotless. Use the following carpet stain removal guide to find the best solution for your specific stains.

Download a printable version of this carpet stain removal chart


 Type of Stain Treatment Special Instructions
 Beer Stain/Spot Remover  
 Blood Spot Remover  
 Butter or Margarine Spot Remover  
 Candle Wax Spot Remover Scrape off as much wax as possible with a spatula or spoon. If wax is deeply embedded, cover with a white cloth and apply iron on low setting to cloth. Wax will transfer to cloth. Any remaining residue can be removed using Spot Remover.
 Chocolate Spot Remover  
 Coffee Stain Remover  
 Cough Syrup Spot Remover  
 Crayon Spot Remover  
 Dirt, Mud, Clay, Grass Spot Remover  
Faeces (not urine) Spot Remover  
Food Grease Spot Remover  
Fruit Juice Stain Remover  
Gravy Spot Remover  
Gum Spot Remover  
Ice Cream Spot Remover  
Ink Spot Remover  
Jelly/Jam Spot Remover  
Lipstick Spot Remover  
Make-up Spot Remover  
Mildew Odour Remover Odour Remover destroys the mildew source. After treatment blot well and keep area dry. A follow-up cleaning should eliminate the stain.
Milk Spot Remover  
Motor Grease/Oil Spot Remover  
Mustard Alternate with Spot Remover and full strength vinegar A near permanent stain. Use our Spot Remover followed by full strength vinegar. Yellow dye stains from mustard may not be removable depending on your carpet or fabric type.
(Water Based)
Spot Remover Old or dried spots may need to soak for an hour or two.
Perspiration Stain Remover Use Odour Remover to eliminate smell by adding with cleaning solution to machine.
Salad Dressing Spot Remover  
Shoe Polish Spot Remover  
Tea Stain Remover  
Tobacco Spot Remover  
Tomato Sauce Spot Remover  
Toothpaste Spot Remover  
Urine Stain Remover Act quickly! Urine is highly acidic and will bleach some carpets which cannot be corrected with stain removing products.
Vegetable Oil Spot Remover  
Vomit Stain Remover or Spot Remover Use Odour Remover to eliminate smell by adding with cleaning solution to machine.
Wine Stain Remover or Spot Remover White Wine use Stain Remover and Red Wine use Spot Remover


If you need additional assistance, please contact our Customer Support Team.