How to Remove Milk Stains from Carpet

COIT's Guide on How to Remove Milk from Carpet

No matter how careful we try to be on our carpets, it’s pretty difficult to keep them plush and white all year round. When life gets busy, spills happen!

So when it comes to dealing with spills on your carpet, should you really cry over spilt milk? According to Coit – absolutely not! Using items you can find in your home or the store, there are a few different ways to answer the question of how to remove milk from carpet that are fast, effective and affordable.

So before you contemplate buying an area rug to cover an unexpected milk stain, let Coit’s guide to cleaning milk out of carpet help you get your carpet back in good shape.

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How to Clean Milk Out of Carpet – Method # 1

  1. Take 2 cups of warm water and mix it with one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent.
  2. Take a damp, white cloth and moisten it with this mixture. Use the cloth to soak up any remaining milk from the affected area of the carpet.
  3. Continue blotting the area until the stain has disappeared.
  4. If you still see the milk stain, you can also use ammonia when you’re wondering how to clean milk out of carpet.
  5. Mix 2 cups of warm water with 1 tablespoon of ammonia.
  6. With a sponge, apply this solution directly onto the stained area of the carpet.
  7. Blot the stain until the milk is no longer visible.
  8. Using a clean sponge, blot the carpet with cold water to rinse. 

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Cleaning Milk Out of Carpet – Method # 2 

If you’re looking for another do-it-yourself method of approaching how to clean milk out of carpet, check out these alternative steps below.

  1. As soon as you discover the milk stain, it’s important to take a cloth or a sponge and soak up as much of the liquid as you can.
  2. Take a cloth, soak it in cold water and scrub the area of the carpet where the milk soaked in. You can repeat this step as many times as you need to until you’ve soaked up all of the milk from the carpet fibers.
  3. Take enough cornstarch to cover the affected area and sprinkle it directly onto the carpet. Let the cornstarch sit on the stain for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Once the cornstarch has soaked up any remaining milk, vacuum the affected area of the carpet.


The above-mentioned do-it-yourself methods are handy to keep in mind when milk decides to pay your clean carpet a visit. With the help of a few household items, you won’t have to scratch your head when wondering how to remove milk from carpet. For more advanced stain removal that household cleaners can’t handle, call Coit Carpet Cleaning to learn more about our 100% satisfaction guarantee and don't forget to checkout our coupons!

Remember to always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is normally not visible. These are suggested treatments only and COIT can't be held accountable for any damage sustained by use of the treatments in this spot removal guide.

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Home remedies not working?

If you’re still battling stubborn stains after trying these home remedies, professional cleaning may be a good option to explore. Check out COIT’s Cleaning Services to learn more about the help we can offer.

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