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How To Remove Shoe Polish From Carpet





To clean shoe polish 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 dry cleaning solvent such as Carbona or Energine. Dry cleaning solvent should never be used on polyester.

2.  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.


Getting shoe polish on carpet is easy to avoid.  It has a very simple solution.  And that is... don't polish your shoes near carpet!  Do it in the bathroom.  And leave them there until they're dry.

It's much easier to remove shoe polish from tile or linoleum than from carpet.  Removing shoe polish from carpet is almost as bad as trying to get tar out of carpet.  Something that I've had experience with and do not recommend.  Not fun!