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Last updated: 07 August 2023


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Got a nasty stain you need to remove from your carpet? We've tested most of the carpet stain removers on the market to tell you which ones:

  • remove five common stains – red wine, sauce, coffee, oil/dirt and foundation – most effectively
  • are best for either embedded stains, spot stains, or both
  • are good value for money.

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When we lab test carpet stain removers, we test them against plain water as well as home recipes for carpet cleaning. The ingredients and methods we used for the home recipes are outlined in how we test carpet stain removers.

A good vacuum can help you keep on top of your carpet cleaning. See which ones we rate the best for carpets in our vacuum cleaner reviews.

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    There are several different types of carpet stain remover. The most common is spray, then foam spray, which exits the bottle as foam but dries to a powder and needs to be vacuumed. There are also a couple that have their own applicator brush, and then powder which is sprinkled over carpet and vacuumed up.

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      • Oil/dirt removal score
      • Sauce removal score
      • Coffee removal score
      • Foundation removal score
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      • Stain type
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