The Best at Home Spray Carpet Cleaners

An unsightly stain is always just one spill away when it comes to your carpet.

Reckitt Benckiser

Consider picking up a carpet cleaner spray, which you can use for spot and stain removals in-between more comprehensive cleanings (such as steaming or shampooing). Reckitt Benckiser, Woolite, Carpet Science and WD-40 make some of the best carpet cleaner sprays available. No matter the brand, always test your spray on a corner or otherwise unseen portion of your carpet to ensure there is no staining or other color interference. .

The Reckitt Benckiser Resolve Carpet Spot Cleaner Spray is an isopropyl alcohol-based cleaner that is effective against all types of stains, including those caused by food and grease. According to Instawares.com, the carpet cleaner is safe to use on a wide variety of fabrics, such as nylon, synthetics, wool and stain-resistant materials. Reckitt Benckiser also produces the Resolve Dual Power Spot Carpet Cleaner, which uses two different types of stain removing solutions. The dual-chambered bottle mixes the solutions into a single stream as you spray it.


Woolite Oxy Deep Spot and Stain Carpet Cleaner is excellent for removing stains caused by mud and other puppy-related deposits, according to Viewpoints.com. It is also effective against those “mystery” stains, which can never seem to be traced back to a source. Woolite Oxy gets its name from the fact that it is oxygen activated, meaning its cleaning powers go to work once it is exposed to—and interacts with—the oxygen in the air. According to Viewpoints, Woolite Oxy contains no phosphates or chlorine, and is non-toxic.

Carpet Science

Professional Carpet Science Spot & Stain Remover is an alkaline-based, phosphorous-free carpet cleaner spray. According to Instawares.com, the cleaner utilizes a specialized emulsion process, which means it disperses minute droplets of solution into the carpet. This allows for stains (both oil and water-based) to be easily broken up and lifted out. Carpet Science spray is also infused with a patented DuPont Zelan stain blocking solution, which helps prevent new stains from forming.

Spot Shot

According to Milo.com, WD-40’s Spot Shot is a carpet cleaner spray that utilizes the organic solvent 2-Butoxyenthanol, and contains no chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs (which are harmful to the ozone layer). It is effective against all types of tough stains, even ones that have had a while to set in. When it comes to old stains, Milo recommends letting the Spot Shot soak in for a little bit before patting it dry with a cool, damp cloth.

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