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How do I get Halloween make-up out of my carpet?

Answer: There may be nothing scarier on Halloween than spilling costume make-up on your carpet. These cosmetics tend to be full of color, leaving you full of terror at the sight of a stain. While some Halloween make-ups may be permanent, many types can be thoroughly removed from your carpet with the right tools.


Thin out the stain

After carefully scraping up any globs of make-up, you’ll want to carpet clean the spot to strip the make-up from your carpet’s fibers. You can do this with an upright or portable carpet cleaner and a BISSELL 2X Deep Cleaning formula, like our 2X Fiber Cleansing formula (for uprights) or 2X Little Green formula (for portables).

Remove the color

Next you’ll want to remove the color from your carpet using an oxygen-based cleaner, like BISSELL OxyPro®. Test an inconspicuous area of your carpet with the product to test for colorfastness first. Spray OxyPro® on the stain and allow the product to work for about an hour, allow to dry and vacuum.

Oil-based make-up

If the make-up is oil-based, a general-purpose cleaner like BISSELL Tough Stain Precleaner™will work best on the stain.

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