Stain Resistant Carpets Spots and Spills


Stain resistant carpets greatly improve your ability to remove most common household spills and stains. However, it is important to note that no carpet is completely stain proof. Stain-resistant finishes hold the spill on the fiber’s surface, providing more time to absorb the liquid and use spot removal techniques before the spill has a chance to penetrate the fiber. The longer the spill remains unattended, the more difficult it could be to remove.

Blot liquids with a dry, white, absorbent cloth or plain white (no printing) paper towels. DO NOT SCRUB THE AREA. Scrubbing can cause pile distortion in the affected area.
For food and other semi-solids, gently scrape up with a rounded spoon. Solids should be broken up and vacuumed until completely removed. Refer to the Mills’ websites and follow the directions carefully. Pretest any spot removal agent in an inconspicuous area to make certain the solution will not damage the fiber or the dye. If a color change occurs, another cleaning solution should be selected. Apply a small amount of the selected cleaning solution to a white cloth and work in gently. Work from the edges of the spill to the center to prevent the spill from spreading. Continue using the first solution as long as there is a transfer of the spill to the cloth. It is not necessary to use all of the cleaning solutions suggested if the first solution removes the spill.
Rinse the affected area thoroughly with cold water and blot with a dry cloth until all of the solution has been removed. Apply 1/2” layer of white paper towels to the affected area and weigh down with a flat, heavy object. Continue to change paper towels as needed.


Many spot removal solutions leave residues in the carpet that may attract soil. Thoroughly rinse the area several times with lukewarm tap water. Several rinses are often necessary to remove residues. Never use any of the solutions in concentrations stronger than those recommended.