Who knew? This long-forgotten gem of a cleaning agent may be used with a little water or vinegar to lift even the most stubborn stains. Unattractive grout driving you batty? Mold and mildew stains got you reaching for the Prozac? Burner pans and casserole dishes giving you fits? Cream of Tartar is your new best friend.
How to Clean Stubborn Carpet Stains with an Iron and Vinegar
**did this on 3/23/13** IT WORKS!!! then cleaned the whole carpet by putting white vinegar instead of shampoo in the machine...my carpet looks new...WOW How to Clean Stubborn Carpet Stains with an Iron and Vinegar/Water Solution: Spray carpet with solution. Lay damp cloth over spot. Iron over it with steam iron. Stain is gone! This REALLY works!
My carpets are so gross with 3 kids carpet cleaner - Awesome! Should've done before/after pics, but I had 3 almost black stains on my off-white carpet and they came up beautifully! Had to do it twice, but they had been there a LONG time and were really ground in. 2cups hydrogen peroxide and 1/4 cup baking soda. Put in a spray bottle squirt- scrub- vacuum!
(someone else said) AWESOME!! I just used this method on on a red Gatoraid stain on light beige carpet in my daughters bedroom. The stain was the size of a size 8 shoeprint and I have no idea how long it was there (hidden under some toys). It totally works!