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    • emperorstevee
    • By emperorstevee 10th Jun 19, 11:46 PM
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    Cheapest Method of Cleaning Carpet?
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    • 10th Jun 19, 11:46 PM
    Cheapest Method of Cleaning Carpet? 10th Jun 19 at 11:46 PM
    Hello,

    My carpet really needs a thorough clean, a clean that I would then continue to do on a regular basis. My carpet has some very faint stain patches on (juice maybe), mild hair dye stains, and the worst being paint stains. What would be the most economically feasible way to get rid of all these stains and then carry out a regular maintenance clean?

    Thanks
    Steve
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    • jk0
    • By jk0 11th Jun 19, 8:34 AM
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    • 11th Jun 19, 8:34 AM
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    • 11th Jun 19, 8:34 AM
    Hair dye? I think you may as well get a new carpet, and be careful in future.
    • emperorstevee
    • By emperorstevee 11th Jun 19, 12:00 PM
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    • 11th Jun 19, 12:00 PM
    Hair dye is my girlfriend. Obsessed with dying her hair red =/
    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 11th Jun 19, 1:05 PM
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    • 11th Jun 19, 1:05 PM
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    • 11th Jun 19, 1:05 PM
    I would suggest you review whether there is a Stain Devil product available at:
    https://www.dr-beckmann.co.uk/how-to-remove-stains/

    It says to contact them if you have a stain they don't have a product for. I couldn't see one for hair dye, so you may need to call them.

    You will need to know what fibres the carpet is made from.

    For general cleaning, regular hoovering and then cleaning with a carpet cleaner from a company like Vax or Bissell would help keep it clean. Buying a carpet cleaner is usually only required when you have pets, or some other problem, such as a spouse who lives to trail mud in from the garden...

    You can hire carpet cleaners, but if you intend to use it more than three times a year, buying your own is probably going to save money.
    The comments I post are my personal opinion. While I try to check everything is correct before posting, I can and do make mistakes, so always check official information sources before relying on my posts.
    • kinger101
    • By kinger101 11th Jun 19, 8:42 PM
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    • 11th Jun 19, 8:42 PM
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    • 11th Jun 19, 8:42 PM
    Hair dye is my girlfriend. Obsessed with dying her hair red =/
    Originally posted by emperorstevee
    Options.

    (a) new carpet the same colour that your girlfriend dyes her hair; or
    (b) new girlfriend who dyes her hair the same colour as your carpet.
    • king132
    • By king132 12th Jun 19, 11:06 AM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 11:06 AM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 11:06 AM
    Hire a Rug Doctor from your nearest supermarket/ stockist.

    40 for a few days and a few quid for cleaning solution.
    • PurAsc
    • By PurAsc 12th Jun 19, 11:49 AM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 11:49 AM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 11:49 AM
    King132 beat me to it! The Rug Doctor offers an effective deep carpet cleaning service at an affordable price.
    RE: hair dye, I once used Cillit Bang to get pink hair dye out of a cream carpet but it depends on what colour your carpet is I guess. Good luck!
    • emperorstevee
    • By emperorstevee 12th Jun 19, 7:26 PM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 7:26 PM
    @tacport I don't know what my carpet is made from. And the site does not appear to have the option of either hair dye.
    • jk0
    • By jk0 12th Jun 19, 7:33 PM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 7:33 PM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 7:33 PM
    Buy several packs of hair dye, and do the whole carpet. Then you won't notice your girlfriend's carelessness.
    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 12th Jun 19, 8:01 PM
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    @tacport I don't know what my carpet is made from. And the site does not appear to have the option of either hair dye.
    Originally posted by emperorstevee
    see this link for how to determine what your carpet is made from:
    https://www.cmmonline.com/articles/the-foundation-of-better-carpet-care
    The comments I post are my personal opinion. While I try to check everything is correct before posting, I can and do make mistakes, so always check official information sources before relying on my posts.
    • PurAsc
    • By PurAsc 13th Jun 19, 12:23 PM
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    @tacport I don't know what my carpet is made from. And the site does not appear to have the option of either hair dye.
    You could take a photo?
    • Fire Fox
    • By Fire Fox 14th Jun 19, 1:36 AM
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    Hair dye is my girlfriend. Obsessed with dying her hair red =/
    Originally posted by emperorstevee
    My hair has been various shades of red and deep pink over the years, and I have adorned various surfaces! The exact type of colourant is highly relevant.

    Permanent and demi-permanent hair dye is alkaline/ contains peroxide (not only in blonde or light shades). Any damage to the carpet may well be permanent.

    Temporary and semi-permanent hair dye you are just dealing with colour molecules, and with red they are large so hopefully will not have penetrated the fibres. May come out with nail varnish remover or non-conditioning (clear) shampoo.

    Buy your girlfriend an old-school elasticated fabric shower cap (larger than disposable ones so better containment) and some pound shop plastic dust sheets.
    Last edited by Fire Fox; 14-06-2019 at 1:38 AM.
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    • UncleZen
    • By UncleZen 14th Jun 19, 12:53 PM
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    Tell your girlfreind to stay in the bathroom whilst dying her hair
    • Carrot007
    • By Carrot007 14th Jun 19, 12:55 PM
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    Hair dye? I think you may as well get a new carpet, and be careful in future.
    Originally posted by jk0

    Should bleach out before rugdoctor etc.


    Well as long as it is a bleachable carpet (or you want it white!).
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