13 Best Household Carpet Stain Precleaners

List Updated August 2020

Bestselling Household Carpet Stain Precleaners in 2020


Bissell Stomp 'N Go Pet Lifting Pads + Oxy for Stain Removal on Carpet & Area Rug Cleaning, 20 Pack, 2194, Count

Bissell Stomp 'N Go Pet Lifting Pads + Oxy for Stain Removal on Carpet & Area Rug Cleaning, 20 Pack, 2194, Count
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Stain lifting pads permanently removes tough set in stains including wine, pet messes, mud, cola, coffee, blood and juice
  • Great for cleaning carpets, area rugs, pet beds, car interiors, and more. For tough stains the pad may remain up to 24 hours on the soiled area
  • No scrubbing or touching the stain necessary. Simply set the pad, stomp and dispose
  • Stain, Stomp, Gone! Simply place the treated pad and step on the pad to release the cleaning formula
  • Leaves carpets smelling fresh
  • Includes 20 stainlifting pads. Each pad is 4 inches by 8.25 inches.

Bissell 1990 Pro Pet Urine Eliminator Upright Deep Cleaner Formula

Bissell 1990 Pro Pet Urine Eliminator Upright Deep Cleaner Formula
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Bissell best Formula for pet odors and stains, even tackles skunk odor
  • For use in Bissell, hoover, and rug Doctor upright Deep cleaning machines
  • Permanently removes stains and odors at the source with the power of Oxy
  • Cleans and protects from Future stains with Scotchgard protector
  • Discourages pets from urinating in the same spot again

Stainmaster Carpet Care Stain Remover, 22 oz

Stainmaster Carpet Care Stain Remover, 22 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • NEW STAINMASTER Carpet Stain Remover lifts away tough stains and is specifically designed to begin cleaning on contact while penetrating deep into carpet fibers
  • Breakthrough formula quickly powers out tough stains
  • Leaves behind an invisible shield to repel dirt to protect against re-soiling to help keep your carpet looking newer longer
  • No sticky residue left behind
  • Light, fresh scent

Greenwald's Carpet, Upholstery & Fabric Stain Remover - Easy Refills Make 6 32-oz Spray Bottles Guarantee

Greenwald's Carpet, Upholstery & Fabric Stain Remover - Easy Refills Make 6 32-oz Spray Bottles Guarantee
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

MisterMax STAIN REMOVER "PINT"

MisterMax STAIN REMOVER
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • REMOVES STAINS IN ALL FABRICS, INCLUDING CARPETS, THROW RUGS, FUNITURE AND MUCH MORE.
  • REMOVES STAINS FROM URINE, FECES, VOMIT HAIRBALLS, BLOOD, OILS, GREASE AND MORE.
  • PROFESSIONAL STAIN & SPOT REMOVER!

Woolite INSTAclean Pet Stain Remover, 1684

Woolite INSTAclean Pet Stain Remover, 1684
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Permanent stain removal in 30 seconds
  • Instantly and permanently removes tough stains like urine, feces, vomit, tracked-in dirt, mud, blood. Also removes grass, tomato sauce, salad dressing, red wine, fruit juice, make-up, food grease, vegetable oil, coffee, cola, tea, dirty motor oil and more!
  • Eliminates tough pet odors and discourages pets from resoiling
  • Safe for kids and pets when used as directed;Scotchgard Protector:No
  • Oxy stain destroyer formula starts working on contact to mobilize, lift, and penetrate the stain at the source to remove stains in 30 seconds

BISSELL SpotClean ProHeat Portable Spot Cleaner, 5207F and BISSELL OXYgen BOOST Portable Machine Formula, 32 ounces, 0801 Bundle

BISSELL SpotClean ProHeat Portable Spot Cleaner, 5207F and BISSELL OXYgen BOOST Portable Machine Formula, 32 ounces, 0801 Bundle
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Heatwave Technology maintains consistent water temperature while cleaning
  • 3" Tough Stain tool for cleaning stairs, upholstery and hard-to-reach places
  • Deep Stain Tool cleans deep down to remove embedded dirt stains
  • For use in the Bissell SpotBot as a pretreater for carpet and laundry or as a spot- and stain-remover
  • Permanently removes stains like red wine, cola and fruit juice
  • Boosts cleaning performance

Spot Shot Professional Instant Carpet Stain Remover 32 oz Trigger Spray (Pack of 2)

Spot Shot Professional Instant Carpet Stain Remover 32 oz Trigger Spray (Pack of 2)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Carpet Miracle - Concentrated Machine Shampoo, Deep Stain and Odor Remover Solution, Deodorizing Formula (32FL OZ)

Carpet Miracle - Concentrated Machine Shampoo, Deep Stain and Odor Remover Solution, Deodorizing Formula (32FL OZ)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • CARPET MIRACLE - Cleans & Deodorizes Carpet & Upholstery to its original soft & beautiful condition
  • FOR ALL MACHINES - Hoover, Bissell, Rug Doctor, Kenmore, Carpet Express (Sears, Home Depot, Walmart)
  • CARPET CLEANING SOLUTION - works on all water safe surfaces: Carpets & Rugs to Furniture & Auto Uph.
  • CHILDREN, PET & EARTH FRIENDLY - Carpet Miracle is Biodegradable & Non-Toxic. Safe & Very Effective!
  • 100% GUARANTEE - If you are not 100% in LOVE with Carpet Miracle, send it back for a full refund!

Bissell Destroyer Pet Plus, 1773, 22 oz Oxy Stain Pretreat, 22 Fl Oz

Bissell Destroyer Pet Plus, 1773, 22 oz Oxy Stain Pretreat, 22 Fl Oz
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Permanent stain removal in 30 seconds
  • Instantly and permanently removes tough stains like tracked-in dirt, grass, mud, blood, pet stains and more
  • Eliminates tough pet odors and discourages pets from resoiling
  • Safe for kids and pets when used as directed
  • Oxy stain destroyer formula starts working on contact to mobilize, lift, and penetrate the stain at the source to remove stains in 30 seconds

Bissell Pro Oxy Stain Destroyer Pet with Brush Head Cleaner

Bissell Pro Oxy Stain Destroyer Pet with Brush Head Cleaner
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Permanent stain removal in 30 seconds. 2 in 1 cleaner includes built-in rinseable brush
  • Instantly and permanently removes tough stains like tracked-in dirt, grass, mud, blood, pet stains and more!
  • Eliminates tough pet odors and discourages pets from resoiling
  • Safe for kids and pets when used as directed
  • Oxy stain destroyer formula starts working on contact to mobilize, lift, and penetrate the stain at the source to remove stains in 30 seconds.

Chargeable Water Flosser Oral Irrigator Machine Tooth Cleaner Machine Powerful Water Jet Dental Teeth Flosser Flossing Portalble Dental Tools with USB Cable for Teeth Healthy Care Color Ramdon

Chargeable Water Flosser Oral Irrigator Machine Tooth Cleaner Machine Powerful Water Jet Dental Teeth Flosser Flossing Portalble Dental Tools with USB Cable for Teeth Healthy Care Color Ramdon
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • igh Efficient: Dental cleaning and remove trapped food debris and harmful bacteria. Combine brushing and flossing units in one device for comprehensive everyday cleaning
  • 3 Modes: Three operating modes for varying oral care needs: Normal, Soft, and Pulse. Multiple choices will give you a 100% safe teeth clean experience. Easier to use and less painful than string floss
  • Unique portable design is perfect for traveling. Cordless design with dishwasher-safe water tank is easy to clean and maintain. Powered by rechargeable batteries, universal voltage 360 Degrees Rotate Nozzle: Cleans deep between teeth and below the gum line where regular flossing can't reach. Rotating interchangeable nozzles great for multiple users, included 2 extra nozzles Package Contents: Hylogy Oral Irrigator, 2 Replacement Nozzles, Charging Adapter, USB Charging Wire, User Manual,
  • 360 Degrees Rotate Nozzle: Cleans deep between teeth and below the gum line where regular flossing can't reach. Rotating interchangeable nozzles great for multiple users, included 2 extra nozzles
  • Package Contents: Oral Irrigator, 2 Replacement Nozzles, Charging Adapter, USB Charging Wire, User Manual,

Pet Diesel 2 Pack Organic Pet Stain & Odor Spray Remover | Best Organic Enzyme Cleaner For Pet Odor Elimination & Dog, Cat Urine Stain Removal - Lavender - Ideal For Wide Area Stains - By

Pet Diesel 2 Pack Organic Pet Stain & Odor Spray Remover | Best Organic Enzyme Cleaner For Pet Odor Elimination & Dog, Cat Urine Stain Removal - Lavender - Ideal For Wide Area Stains - By
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

Removing Ink Stains Without Stain Removers

You don't need special products or stain removers to get rid of ink stains.

When he graduated from university in 2000, my husband's father gave him a gold pen. For the past 11 years, he's carried that pen in the front pocket of his shirt. When we met, he had an ink stain on his shirt. It should have been a warning but I had no idea that he'd rather throw away five or six shirts a year rather than give up a poorly crafted pen. After four years of doing battle with ink stains, I can tell you that the best way to tackle an ink stain isn't with special stain removers but with quick-thinking.

Keep it Wet
One day, I showed up at his office and dropped off three new shirts and three freezer bags. I'd tried to get him to take them himself, but he can be incredibly stubborn about the strangest things. They aren't just for ink stains but for the myriad other stains he manages to get all over himself in the course of the day.

Now when he gets an ink stain he does the first part of my job for me. He takes the shirt to the sink, wets the entire thing with the coldest water the sink can muster, tosses it in the freezer bag and brings it home to me.

Start with Detergent
But first, a note on labels. I ruined three of his work shirts before I figured out how to read the label. Some garments are made out of special fabric or treated with chemicals that don't like water. Washing them will get the stain out, but the fabric will look dull and tattered. Now I don't buy anything without reading the label. Stain prone people shouldn't buy dry-clean only clothing unless you have the cash and the time to rush something over to the local laundry.

I start with a little bit of laundry detergent in a small bowl. Dip the bristles of an old toothbrush in it. Use the toothbrush to push the laundry detergent into the stain. Don't scrub or rub, just dip and press. You want to penetrate the surface of the fabric with the detergent. Don't be afraid to push down with a little bit of force. Keep dipping and pressing on one side of the fabric until you saturate the stain and the quarter inch of fabric around it. Then flip the garment inside out and do the same to the other side of the stain.

Don't put it in the Dryer
Keep hand- or machine-washing until you make no more progress removing the stain. If you're using a white bowl or sink, you can check the water. When it stops turning ink-colored you're not making any more progress. If you acted quickly enough, you can wash the stain away. If you didn't and the shirt is white, you have another option: bleach. Don't add it to the wash. You need a concentrated dose. Push laundry bleach into the stain with a toothbrush just like you did with the detergent. Then wash again. This time add a cap of bleach to the water.

If the stain is completely removed, you can dry the garment. If it's not and the stain doesn't get any lighter with repeated laundering, well, the stain may be permanent. If you're creative, this isn't so bad either. I've turned stained shirts into sleep shirts for me, stuffed them and turned them into beds for the dogs or saved them for dusting rags. If you think "recycling" you never really have a failure, just an opportunity for transformation.

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