How To Get Rid Of Poop Stains From Carpet, Clothes, And More

Gladys K. Connelly
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Updated October 27, 2023

Being a pet owner, you must master the art of getting the poop stains out of… well, everything.

How To Get Rid Of Poop Stains From Carpet, Clothes, And More

I’m sure you’re already been there:

Your little furball left a smelly surprise for you in the middle of the most exposed area on your new carpet.

What now?

Stop cursing and just breathe
OK, maybe breathe somewhere else until we get rid of that nasty odor.

Pets are our great reservoirs of joy and energy.

They are also unmistakable generators of poop stains.

Today, I’ll teach you how to remove a poop stain from carpet fibers, clothes, or any other fabric in no time.


Check this video to learn more about

What You’ll Need?

When ish gets real, you have to come at it with full power.

In this chapter, I want to go over some basic ingredients you need to get the job done and remove that smelly poop stain once and for all.

All good?

Let’s get to it!

You can choose between mild solutions and more aggressive ones, depending on how sensitive the fabric you’re treating is.

If you’re on the mild side, grab these:

Now, here come big guns:

Wandering how to mix all of this into a solution?

I’ll get to it in the next chapter.

Steps To Get Poop Stains Out Of The Carpet And Upholstery

Poops stains get out much easier when they’re fresh.

I know, that sounds horrible. But, with solution strong enough, you can get rid of even old, dry poop stains. So, even if you didn’t spot the disaster on time, I got you.

This step-by-step guide walks you through the whole process to get the poop out of the carpet and only takes up 5 minutes of your time.

Step 1
Mix one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid in two cups of warm water and one tablespoon of white vinegar.

Step 2
Grab a white cleaning cloth and sponge the stain with the solution.

Step 3
Blot the stain until the carpet absorbs all the liquid.

Step 4
Continue blotting until the stain disappears and the cloth stops absorbing the liquid.

This should cut it. Just make sure that you absorb all of the dirt from the surface.

Then, all you have to do is let it dry or make it quicker and go in with a blow-drier.

However, some stains are more stubborn than others. In that case, use some of the big guns.

Step 1
Grab an eyedropper and apply a few drops of hydrogen peroxide on the stain.

Step 2
Add two drops of ammonia

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If you have a wool carpet, skip the ammonia. It will damage the fibers and you surely don’t want that.
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Rinse the eyedropper with cold water before adding ammonia to prevent the reaction happening in it. You want to save all the power for the poop stain.

Step 3
Use a white cleaning cloth to sponge the stain with cold water until it disappears completely

Step 4
Blow-dry the carpet or upholstery.

Steps To Get Poop Stains Out Of Fabric

Let me tell you a cute little story:

One of my friends had a labrador. While its labrador was just a puppy and not a giant he is now, he had „his spot“ on the couch.

If my friend, or anybody else basically, forgot where that spot is, he would wait until we get up to grab something.

Do you see where I’m going with this? The number of pants he had to treat from poop stains is ridiculous.

If you have a similar misfortune of getting a poop stain on clothes, here’s a simple guide to get it out.

Step 1
Grab a professional stain remover and pretreat the area. Soak the stain using a clean cloth.

Step 2
If you don’t have the stain remover, soak the piece of clothing in a mix of hot water and laundry detergent.

Step 3
Leave it until the stain is dry or water gets cold.

Step 4
Launder the piece of clothing with oxygen bleach.

Now It’s Your Turn!

I hope you find my guide on how to remove poop stains out of the various fabric helpful.

Now, I’d like to hear from you:

  • Are you more for green solutions or you prefer going with more professional ones?
  • Which of the solutions you’re going to try out first?

Let me know in the comments right below what you think.

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