A night of fun partying can turn into a nightmare when you find beer spilled on your carpet. Beer is not just a challenge to remove, but it can leave a smell that’s completely disgusting as the liquid dries. Beer can also leave a dark stain that is harder to get rid of.
So how to get beer out of carpet right away? If you don't do something about beer stains, things will get worse. Beer plus a dirty carpet can turn into a very sticky mess that attracts dirt, dust, hair, and oil. You will have a smelly, sticky and ugly mess unless you remove it right away. Don't blame it on your best carpet cleaner when it's too late to get the ugly stains out!
How to get beer out of carpet?
As with all stains including soda stains, removing beer spills as soon as possible will avoid staining your carpet. Removing spills early will also prevent smells. Here are some tips on how to get a beer stain out of a carpet and how to get beer smell out of carpets.
Removing beer stains out of a carpet
Blot out as much as the liquid as possible
Use a clean white cloth or white paper towels to blot out as much of the liquid as possible. Use a new sheet once the cloth or towel is soaked.Apply light pressure as you continue blotting the liquid.
Mix water + detergent soap or dish soap + vinegar
Create a cleaning mixture that is made from water, soap, and vinegar. Use warm water, it will help you soften any caked stain. Place the mixture in a spray bottle and shake before you apply.
Apply on the spilled beer and scrub
Use a small sponge or a clean white cloth to gently scrub the area. Spray the mixture on the beer stain and then let it sit a while. After a few minutes, use a small, soft brush to scrub the mixture on the soiled carpet fibers.
Use blotting paper or paper towels to remove the mixture and then spray the area once more. Continue doing this until you have completely removed the spilled beer or stain.
Rinse the area
Use water to rinse the area from the soapy-vinegar solution. Use a sponge to remove water and blot any remaining water using a soft, dry cloth and paper towels.
Dry the area really well
Use a hair dryer on low setting to dry the carpet fibers really well. Use a small, soft brush to move the fibers and let it dry completely.
How to get beer smell out of carpet?
There are a number of products available to remove beer stains and smells. These products are mostly made from chemicals that are known to remove stains and smells as well as deodorize and deep clean carpets.
Carpet stain removal products come in sprays, powders, and shampoos. Be sure to check if the product can remove beer stains and other similar strains.
Follow manufacturer instructions for the best results.
Read instructions carefully
Instructions on how to use the carpet cleaning product are usually found at the back of the packaging. Read these thoroughly; for any questions, refer to customer service.
Try the product out
Place a small amount of the stain removal product on a small hidden area to test it out. Apply this at the back of a cabinet or a chair. If it tests OK then you may start cleaning.
Use a sponge or a soft white cloth to apply the carpet cleaning product
Use a soft cloth and apply light pressure to let the carpet fibers soak the product.
Rinse the product away and dry the area
Use clean water and a sponge to remove the product. Wipe the area dry with a soft, clean towel or paper towels. Use a hair dryer to dry the area completely.
How to clean beer out of carpet using natural products
Why spend money on carpet cleaning products to remove beer when you can use these common household items? Two of the most common household products you can use to remove stains like beer stains are baking soda and vinegar. You can buy these from any supermarket, are very cheap and will be safe for humans as well as pets.
How to get beer stains with baking soda?
Remove as much of the liquid as possible
Use paper towels, blotting paper or a clean white cloth to remove any liquid, oil, and grime on the area.
Sprinkle baking soda on the stain
Baking soda is a natural deodorizer and cleaning agent. Sprinkle a generous amount on top of the stain. Leave this overnight.
Vacuum the baking soda
In the morning, vacuum the area completely. Afterward, inspect the area for any sign of the strain.
Use a baking soda paste
You may also create a baking soda paste made from water and baking soda. Apply this on the stain using an old, soft toothbrush. Let the paste remain about an hour or so.
Rinse with water and dry
Wipe the paste away with a paper towel and then rinse with water. Use a sponge to remove water and pat dry.
Sprinkle baking soda once more
Leave a small amount of baking soda to cover the stain. Remove in the morning with a vacuum cleaner.
How to get dried beer stains out of carpet using vinegar?
Make a vinegar and water solution
Use a part of vinegar and two parts water. Place the mixture in a spray bottle.
Apply the solution on the stain
Spray the solution on the stain and let the vinegar solution remain for a few minutes. Use a sponge to scrub the area lightly.
Rinse with water
Rinse the mixture completely and use a sponge to remove excess water.
Dry your carpet well
Use blotting paper or paper towels to remove moisture. Use a blow dryer to completely dry the area.
Repeat the steps as necessary
Vinegar will remove ugly beer smells too and replace it with a sweet-sour smell that can be easily removed. You may repeat the application of vinegar-water if the beer stain remains.