Stain Removal Guide


Carpet and upholstery stains. You hate 'em, we hate 'em, but unfortunately they'll always be a part of life.

Enter the BISSELL Stain Removal Guide. Our chemists have compiled solutions to more than 100 of your toughest cleaning challenges. You’ll find cleaning techniques, tips and guidance on the best products to use whether your stain is from food or beverages, household products or your favorite pet. So be sure to take advantage of this insight…and contribute some of your own. But read fast...the longer a carpet or upholstery stain sits, the harder it is to get rid of it!

Before treating any stain, you should first:

  1. Gently scrape up semi-solids with a spoon or spatula. Do not use a knife or other utensil with sharp edges because it could damage the carpet or upholstery.
  2. Blot up liquids with an absorbent cloth or paper towels. White materials are recommended because certain dyes may bleed and make the stain worse.
  3. Remove the remaining semi-solids and residue with a sweeper or vacuum.
  4. Be sure to pre-test any spot removal solutions or chemicals on an inconspicuous area first. This is extremely important; different dyes and materials could be damaged or discolored by a cleaning solution. If such a change should occur, try a different solution or call a professional.