X-mess accidents: How to remove grease stains

X-mess accidents: How to remove grease stains

It’s snow joke when you hear the SPLAT of thick gravy hitting your carpet, or notice a grease stain left over from a mistle-toast mishap. Christmas mess is a result of the Christmas fun, joy and togetherness – it’s inevitable, the fun memories will stay for the year, but stains don’t have to! Here is a super simple guide for how to get grease out of a carpet.

How to remove grease from carpet: A step-by-step guide

If you have grease on a carpet, how to remove the mark will be at the forefront of your mind. Here are some 10 steps to quickly remove grease with ease.

What you’ll need

  • A dull knife
  • Baking soda
  • Soft bristled brush
  • Vacuum
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Carpet cleaner
  • Plenty Original 200 Sheets
  • Soft cloth
  1. Use a dull knife to remove any solids, lifting it away from the carpet.
  2. Sprinkle the surface of the stain with baking soda, which will absorb the grease.


    It’s a good idea to check how your carpet and baking soda get on before Christmas arrives as some textiles can be sensitive to it, causing the carpet to discolour. Always check this in a small, inconspicuous area before using it all over your carpet.

  3. Work the powder into the stain using a soft bristled brush.
  4. Leave the powder to sit for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Vacuum up the powder after the time has elapsed.
  6. Mix together 1 tbsp of washing-up liquid and 1 tbsp household ammonia in 2 cups of hot water.
  7. Dip a sponge into the solution, and blot at the stain.
  8. Use a dry sheet of Plenty original to continue blotting the stain until there is no greasy mark left behind.
  9. Always rinse the area with a soft, damp cloth to remove any soapy residue.
  10. Allow the area to air dry.

The most important dos and don’ts for getting grease out of carpet

If you have grease on the carpet, stain removal is easy if you remember these tips and tricks:

  • DO treat stains as quickly as possible. If you promptly remove grease, carpet fibres are less likely it is to become permanently stained.
  • DO always test any products you are using on an inconspicuous spot first to check it doesn’t cause staining or discolouration.
  • DO always check the label on any cleaning agents and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • DON’T rub stains as this will push the grease deeper into the carpet fibres and make the stain larger.
  • DON’T mix ammonia with bleach as this creates a toxic gas.

So, now you can save your carpet from becoming Christ-messy with our guide for how to remove grease from carpet, and have your elf a very merry Christmas!

Did you find this article helpful?Thanks for your feedback!