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How To Remove Salad Dressing From Carpet


Salad Dressing Stain


To clean salad dressing from synthetic carpet, follow the procedures listed below.  Begin with step one, progressing only to the next step if necessary.  Remember that you always want to use the gentlest approach to cleaning a carpet stain first.


(Begin with step 1, if the stain remains then proceed to the next step. Always test the following stain removal solutions in an inconspicuous area first to make sure they won't damage your carpet.)

Synthetic Carpet

1.  Use a detergent solution.  Mix one teaspoon of clear dish washing liquid with one cup of warm water.  Make sure the water is not hot.

2.  Use a dry cleaning solvent such as Carbona or Energine. Dry cleaning solvent should never be used on polyester.


Well, I needed a shot of salad dressing spilled on carpet so I searched our fridge for what I thought was old stuff that no one would miss.  Stupidly I chose my wife's newly purchased salad dressing that she got at Trader Joe's the previous day.  Big mistake!  I could have sworn it had been in the fridge for several months.

Besides wasting my wife's favorite salad dressing, I'm running out of carpet to spill stuff on.  All of the pictures on this site are of genuine spills on real carpet in actual rooms of our house.  If you've noticed how many pictures this site has, you'll see that I have many many different colors and types of carpet in my house.  Actually it's a mansion.  A mansion with 42 different rooms overlooking the beach...

Ok ok, I used carpet samples for the pictures.  Don't tell anyone.