Updated 3 Oct 2016

Home recipe

Dishwashing liquid, vinegar and water

Snapshot: This home recipe of dishwashing liquid, white vinegar and water is a carpet cleaner for fresh and set-in stains. But how well does it clean?

Dishwashing liquid, vinegar and water
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Stain type

Fresh and set-in

Test method

2 tablespoons dishwashing liquid, 3 tablespoons white vinegar, 1/4 cup water

Patch test required
Instructions for application

First, mop up the excess moisture as quickly as you can. The quicker you can attend to a mess, the better chance you have of getting it out! If you have some soda water on hand, dampen a cloth well and apply to the stain and sponge it up. If it is still there, make up the following mixture: 2 tablespoons dishwashing liquid 3 tablespoons white vinegar 1/4 cup water Work the liquid into the stain and blot it dry with a clean towel.

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