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How Can I Remove Black Shoe Polish From Carpets?

Polishing your shoes will make them look fantastic, but most of the shoe polish found on the market, leaves unsightly scuff marks and stains on the carpet or pants. Since most Americans wear shoes inside, it’s inevitable not to leave shoe polish stains on the carpets or rugs. We should consider in applying the same habit as Easter Europeans – to leave our shoes at the door and walk barefoot inside the house.
As a matter of fact is more hygienic and less stressful when it comes to cleaning.

But, until then, we must know how we can remove shoe polish from carpets. Any untreated shoe polish stain can spread all over the house if you step on it, creating an even bigger mess. Hence, you should take immediate action and remove the shoe polish stain carefully without spreading it.

By following the below steps you will have a stain-free carpet.

You Need:

  • butter knife
  • dry-cleaning solvent
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 1 tablespoons of ammonia
  • 1 tablespoon of dish soap
  • sponge

How To Proceed:

  • Upon discovering the shoe polish stain, scrape away as much as you can using the butter knife. The sooner you act the better!
  • Use the dry-cleaning solvent, sponge the shoe polish stain, blotting it until all of the liquid has disappeared.
  • Next, mix the warm water with ammonia and dish soap (be sure to use this exact combination of ingredients in your mixture, as mixing unknown chemicals is not advised and can be harmful to your health).
  • Apply this solution directly onto the shoe polish stain.
  • Continue to blot the shoe polish stain, slowly absorbing the liquid.
  • Pour cold water directly onto the stain and continue blotting until dry.
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