How to Remove Lysol From Carpeting

Lysol contains ingredients, such as food coloring, that could stain your carpeting.

Spot clean carpets regularly to help keep them looking newer, longer.Spot clean carpets regularly to help keep them looking newer, longer.
This is especially true of light-colored carpets that will show color easier than dark carpets. Remove the Lysol mark as soon as possible to prevent it from permanently staining your carpet.

Soak up as much of the stain as possible with paper towels. Do not rub the stain, as this could spread it.

Mix 1 cup warm water with 1/4 tsp. liquid dishwashing detergent. Do not use laundry detergent, as this contains fragrances that will leave a residue on your carpet. Do not use detergents that contain bleach, as these can change your carpet's color.

Apply the solution to the Lysol stain with a clean cloth. Dab the stain gently, and do not rub it. Rubbing will only spread the stain. Work from the outside of the stain toward the center to avoid it spreading.

Apply a spot dry cleaning solution to a clean cloth if the Lysol stain is still visible. Never pour dry cleaning solution directly onto carpets, as it can destroy the carpet backing.

Blot the spot dry cleaning solution onto the stain to remove it completely.

Mist the area with clear water from a spray bottle. This will help rinse out all of the dry cleaning and soap solutions.

Blot up the water with a clean cloth.

Repeat the rinsing and blotting steps until you've removed all of the solutions.

Dry the carpet completely with a clean towel.

Things You Will Need

  • Paper towels
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Cloths
  • Spot dry cleaning solution
  • Spray bottle
  • Towel

About the Author

Kaye Wagner has been working in the fields of journalism and public relations since 2006 and is a recipient of a National Hearst Award. She is particularly interested in home-and-garden projects, as well as beauty and fashion writing. An avid traveler, she also writes travel reviews and guides. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brigham Young University.