How to Remove Tar from Wool Carpet

It can be very difficult to remove tar from a wool carpet because it is sticky substance that adheres firmly to the fibers and sticks them together. Fortunately, there are several techniques that you can use to get tar out of wool carpet and these tips will reveal you some of them.
For Dark Carpets

  1. Use a plastic spoon to scrape off as much of the excess tar as you can. Dispose of the spoon when finished.
  2. Apply a dry-cleaning solvent to a cloth and gently blot the remaining tar stain, starting from the outside of the stain and working towards the centre.  Keep blotting until no more tar is removed from the carpet. Do not apply the solvent directly to the carpet because it is possible to over-saturate the area.
  3. Mix 2 cups of warm water with 1 tablespoon of each liquid dish soap and white vinegar in a small container. Use a wooden spoon to stir the mixture. This solution is suggested by cleaners East Sheen.
  4. Dip a clean cloth in the cleaning solution and squeeze out the excess moisture. Dab the tar stain with the cloth until it has been removed.
  5. Use a clean cloth and cool water to rinse out the cleaning solution from the carpet, then blot with a dry towel and let the carpet air dry.

For Light Carpets

  1. Scrape off as much excess tar as possible using a plastic spoon, then discard the spoon.
  2. Make a cleaning solution of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide and 3 tablespoons of warm water in a bowl. Dip a clean cloth in the mixture and blot at the stained area of your wool carpet until the spot is thoroughly saturated with the solution.
  3. Lay a clean towel over the tar stain and allow it to sit for a half hour. Examine the area beneath the towel on every 5 minutes for discolouration. If this happens, rinse the area immediately with cool water.
  4. Rinse the treated area by blotting the spot with a damp cloth. Then blot with a dry towel to remove the excess moisture form the carpet. If the tar stain remains, go on to the next step.
  5. Mix 1 cup of warm water with ¼ cup of ammonia, then blot the mixture into the stain using a clean cloth. Wait for several minutes before rinsing the ammonia solution off the carpet with cool water and a clean rag, as advised by cleaners East Sheen.
  6. Once the tar stain is gone, blot the area with a dry towel and leave the carpet to air dry.

March 14, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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