There may not be anything scarier on Halloween than spilling costume make-up and other sticky messes on your carpet. A brightly coloured carpet stain isn’t how you want to remember Halloween, all year round. Some makeup stains can prove impossible to get out, but the majority of cosmetics can be removed from your carpet, with the right tools. With Bissell’s range of carpet cleaning products, Halloween cleaning doesn’t have to be a nightmare.
After carefully scraping up any excess makeup, you’ll want to deep clean the spot, to strip the makeup from your carpet’s fibers. You can do this with an upright or portable carpet cleaner and some Bissell carpet shampoo. Our Wash & Protect Pro 1089e is great for uprights, and our Spot & Stain 1084e is idea for portables.
Next, you’ll want to remove the stain from your carpet using an oxygen-based cleaner, like Bissell Oxy Stain Destroyer Pet 2022. Test the cleaner on an inconspicuous area of your carpet to ensure that it doesn’t strip the colour from your carpet. Spray the Stain Destroyer on the stain and allow the product to work for about an hour. Once the spot is dry, you can vacuum it.
If the make-up is oil-based, you’ll need a general-purpose cleaner like BISSELL Tough Stain Pretreat 1147e.
*Be sure to follow these instructions when attempting to clean a stain from your carpet or upholstery
Here are some other scary messes you may have trouble cleaning after Halloween: