Carpet Stain Removal – Graphite

Have you managed to get graphite on your carpeting? You must have if you are reading this. Graphite is a common lubricant used in such places as door hinges. It can be difficult to remove due to its tendency to spread easily. Learn how to remove graphite from your carpet by reading this article.

The first step to remove graphite is to thoroughly vacuum the area. Do not make the mistake of just running your vacuum over the spot. This will simply spread it around. Use the vacuum hose only with no additional application.

After you have removed as much graphite as possible by vacuuming you can move on to step number two. Mix up a solution of 1 teaspoon detergent (Joy ,Dawn, etc) to 2 cups of water. Get a clean white towel and lightly dampen it with the mixture. Use as little moisture as possible. Dab the spot working from the outside towards the inside. Go slowly and do not rub as this would only spread the graphite. This might take awhile so be careful and try not to over saturate the spot. Keep going until the spot is gone or no more of the stain transfers to your rag.

Once no more of the stain is present you can move on to step three. You need to neutralize the detergent to prevent rapid re-soiling of the area. Mix up a solution of 1 part white distilled vinegar to 2 parts water. Put the mixture into a spray bottle and lightly spray the area. Blot it up with a towel and repeat one more time to be thorough.

That’s it. You are all done. You can now let the area dry and then put it back to use. If you cannot get the stain out or you find it spreading you should stop and call a professional. They will have the tools to handle difficult jobs.



Source by James C

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