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How to Remove Milk Stains

How to Remove Milk Stains


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The Best Way To Remove A Milk Stain From Your Carpets


There’s no doubt about it – everyone loves milk! However, it’s one of those things that can really be bad for your carpet when spilt. When milk is spilt on your carpets or rugs, it needs to be removed properly or else it might leave a foul odour behind. Not only that, like other liquids, milk can leave a bad stain on the pile. The professional carpet cleaners at Elite always give the same advice when it comes to liquid spills – they need to be treated straight away for the best possible results. Many people have a white or cream colour carpet which doesn’t always show a milk stain. However, even though light-coloured carpets won’t show a stain immediately, as time goes by, dirt and debris can stick to the remaining milk residue causing a heavier and darker mark. Additionally, you’ll still need to clean up your milk spill to decrease the chance of foul smells. The fact is the high fat and protein content found in most milk tends to adhere to your carpet pile and sometimes down to the underlay. These two nutrients supply all the food that odour-causing bacteria need to thrive and hence without proper cleanup, you’re bound for bad-smelling carpets not too far down the track!


Skim or Full-Cream Milk Stain?


Everyone is aware that skim milk contains a lower amount of fat than its full-cream counterpart. As a result, when dealing with a full-cream milk spill, your response time is more important as your need to prevent the fat and protein from being absorbed by the fibres and backing. However, with skim or lite milk, you have a little more breathing room as it’s likely to cause less damage. Therefore, the first thing you’ll need to do is determine the type of milk that has been spilt.

  1. Blot the Stain

If the milk has just been spilt on your carpets, quickly grab a clean white cloth or some paper towel and dab the area using heavy pressure.


  1. Apply A Detergent Mixture

After blotting the stain to remove as much milk as possible, pour a litre of lukewarm water into a container then add 2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid. As a note of caution, never use hot or boiling water because this will have the effect of setting the stain making it much more difficult to remove. Next, grab yourself a sponge and start dabbing the stain with the diluted solution then use a clean white cloth or paper towel to blot dry.



  1. Rinse The Milk Stain With Water

The third step is to rinse and clean the milk stain with cold tap water. This is done using a clean sponge and then blotting the area with a cloth. The professional carpet cleaning technicians at Elite suggest folding a towel over on itself and standing on it to get the most absorption. Repeat this process until no more moisture can be removed from your carpet.


  1. Apply Elite’s Supa Spotta

To finish off the milk stain removal process, our team of local carpet cleaners recommend using our Elite Supa Spotta cleaner. This unique product is a top-secret blend of carpet cleaning ingredients produced by Elite that has the best results in the industry. It’s available to purchase at on our online store quite affordably and can save you a lot by removing stubborn stains other products cannot. After testing for colour fastness, simply spray Elite’s Supa Spotta onto your remaining milk stain, wait 60 seconds then blot off and watch as the magic happens! Not only is Supa Spotta the most effective carpet stain remover, this amazing product can also be used effectively on curtains, upholstery, tiles, sinks, walls, painted surfaces, appliances, clothing and vehicle interiors.


  1. As A Last Resort – Try Ammonia (With Caution!)

If you do not want to wait for your Elite Supa Spotta to arrive or you’ve run out, there is another option but please proceed with caution. Put 2 tablespoons of ammonia into a container with a litre of lukewarm water then softly sponge this solution onto your milk stain then use a cloth to dry. Then make sure you thoroughly remove all ammonia from your carpet using fresh water. You must be extremely cautious and make sure you remove all ammonia as remnants may cause serious long-term damage to carpet fibres. Instead of using ammonia, we recommend using the much safer and more effective Elite Supa Spotta which can be ordered online and delivered quickly.

What About Flavoured Milk Stains?


With the above steps and some help from Supa Spotta, almost all milk stains should be removed. However, if the spilt is of coloured flavoured milk, it may be a little more difficult as this milk contains dyes. That said, we still recommend following the advice above but if that doesn’t completely remove the stains, simply call Elite’s local carpet cleaners on 131 580 and we’ll be right there!

Why do Carpets Smell After Spilling Milk?


Sometimes a bad smell may arise a few days after you treat a milk stain on your carpets. In this case, the most likely cause is that all of the milk wasn’t blotted up and some of it then has been absorbed by the underlay and backing of your carpet. The good news is that Elite’s Supa Spotta and Supa Sanitiser have the power to remove these foul odours quickly and effectively.

Still, Need Help?


Even using all the above products and methods may not be effective in a small number of cases. In these instances, it’s time to call in the pros at Elite for a complete home carpet cleaning service. With affordable pricing and nearly 40 years of experience in the cleaning industry, Elite’s staff are highly trained experts accustomed to removing even the most dreaded stains. So next time you require the services of a qualified carpet cleaner, please get in touch with Elite Carpet Dry Cleaning at 131 580 or visit

Also, Elite offers a wide variety of other professional cleaning services including upholstery cleaning, rug cleaning, mattress cleaning, mould cleaning and water damage restoration to name some. For a full list of our services, please visit our website!

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