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How to Remove Wood Stains from Carpet

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📅 March 13, 2022

⏱️2 min read

Wood stains usually appear easy to remove from the carpet (by vacuuming). Wood stains normally come from wet furniture leg, wood walls peeling, wood sculptures, and logs.

Though, wood stains often run deeper than you think. Note that wet and dry wood stains penetrate the carpet fibers, and it requires cleaning agents to effectively eliminate the stains.

Furthermore, furniture stains can either be oil or dye based.

Try the following techniques to remove wood stains from your carpet.

Items Required

  • Paper towel
  • Broom
  • Dust pan
  • Vacuum
  • Water
  • Cleaning agent: dish washing solution, hydrogen peroxide, or ammonia
  • Sponge
  • Towel

Step 1

For small stains, try blotting with a paper towel to remove the excess wood stain. Use a wet paper towel for dry wood marks and a dry paper towel for wet wood pigmentations.

Use a broom and dust pan to sweep off the excess wood dust from your carpet in case of a heap of wood stains.

Step 2

Several methods are available to remove the stain from your carpet. Try either of them to restore your carpet to its original state.

Dishwashing solution

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of dishwashing or laundry detergent to 2 cups of warm water in a small bucket.
  2. Dip a sponge in the solution and blot the area using a wet sponge.
  3. Soak the stain in the solution (but do not oversaturate)
  4. Scrub the pigmentations (working from outside to the center and ensure you do not spread the stain all over the carpet).

Hydrogen peroxide

  1. Mix ¼ tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide with 4 tablespoons of warm water
  2. Use an eye dropper to apply the solution on the carpet and let it sit for about an hour
  3. Use a towel to blot the wood stain

Steam cleaning

  1. Use a steam cleaner over the stain. Stem cleaners help loosen the wood particles
  2. Continue steaming until the stain begins to varnish
  3. Use a towel to blot the remaining pigmentation from the carpet


  1. Mix 1/3 cup of ammonia, ½ teaspoon of liquid detergent, and 1 teaspoon of lukewarm water
  2. Pour some of the solution over the stained area and let it sit for about 30minutes
  3. Blot the stain using a paper towel to remove the stain

Step 3

Rinse the area using cold water. You can either pour some and blot the area or use a damp towel to rinse the area.

Step 4

Blot the area using a dry towel to remove the excess water from the carpet.

Step 5

Vacuum the area until the spot is dry.


Always ensure all furniture are dry before laying them on the carpet. Similarly, ensure the walls and sculptures (made of wood) are maintained to avoid staining the carpet.

Now you can efficiently remove wood stains from the carpet with the above guide.

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