I thought some of you, after reading my adventures buying a carpet in Turkey, might be interested in the methods of removing carpet stains suggested by Kusadasi’s “Authentic Carpets”.
Any Alcoholic Drink: Lightly wet with warm water and use 90% alcohol to clean.
Mud: Dry well and vacuum clean.
Chocolate: Use a sponge dampened with ammonia to wipe.
Sweets: Lightly wipe with warm water.
Ink: Damp sponge with a mixture of water, soap and alcohol, and wipe. Take care to prevent the cleaning mixture from dropping down to the reverse of the carpet.
Fruit: Damp sponge with a mixture containing 3 parts white vinegar or lemon juice and 1 part ammonia, and wipe.
Egg: Never use hot water. Wipe with ammonia and water mixture, failing that use an alcohol and water mixture.
Blood: Never use hot water. After cleaning the stain well with a damp sponge, wipe with cold salty water. If unsuccessful, wipe again with pure white wine. If the stain is dry, brush it and clean with water containing a small amount of ammonia.
Make-up Materials and Perfume: Wipe with alcohol.
Pet Urine: Wipe with a sponge while the stain is dam and leave to dry. Later wipe with wine vinegar. If unsuccessful, wipe again with a mixture of 3 parts alcohol and 1 part ammonia.
Red Wine: Clean with white wine, and wipe with water.
If these work, let me know. If they don’t work contact firstname.lastname@example.org