How to Remove Milk From Your Carpet

If you are reading this, you probably have a milk stain on your carpet and a bunch of towels in your hands. Okay! Don’t panic. We are here to help you remove the milk stain using only things that we are sure you already have at home. Here are a few tried-and-tested rug cleaning methods for removing milk stains from your carpets. We promise you that they are fast, effective, and affordable.

Remove Milk From Your Carpet

Remove the Excess Milk 

Whatever method you choose, our stain removal specialists advise you to get as much of the milk out of the carpet before cleaning the affected area.

Fresh Milk Spill

Grab a bunch of paper towels or a clean, white, absorbent towel immediately and carefully blot the affected area. Depending on the spilt amount, the thickness of your carpet’s pile, and how much time has passed, the milk may have already gotten deep into the fibres. If you think this is the case, apply pressure to the area to absorb the liquid from the padding below. Keep blotting until the cloth is dry to soak up as much milk as possible.

Dried Milk Stain

If you didn’t find the spill until after the milk had time to dry, use a spoon to carefully scrape the dried milk away and vacuum the residue. Lightly spray the spot with clean, lukewarm water. Blot with a clean, damp cloth to rinse the area, then pat it with another clean, dry cloth to remove the residue fully. 

After completing this step, you can remove the milk stain from your carpet using one of the methods below. 


Liquid Hand Dishwashing DetergentAnother way for carpet cleaning is by using 1 cup of water, 2 TBSP of ammonia and 1 TBSP of a mild detergent. Scrape any semi solids from the stained area and blot any remaining liquid. Then, you have to apply the mixed solution to the stain, and blot the area.

Removing the Milk Stain with a Dish Soap and Water remove milk stains with water

Pour one cup of cold water into a bowl. Add a few drops of gentle dishwashing liquid and stir well to combine. Dip a clean sponge or cloth into the bowl. Wring out most of the fluid, leaving the sponge slightly damp, not wet. Start blotting the milk stain lightly. Work from the outer edge of the spill towards the centre of the affected area. Rinse the sponge or cloth often, then dip it into the solution and keep blotting. You know you’re ready when the water runs clear when rinsing it. Finish by rinsing one more time and then dry the area with a clean cloth.

Cleaning Milk Stains With Ammonia

If the milk stain is still visible, you can dilute a tablespoon of ammonia in two cups of lukewarm water and work the area again. Apply the solution to the carpet using a sponge and blot it until you can’t see the stain anymore. Use a clean sponge and some cold water to rinse the area. Finish the milk stain removal by blotting the carpet dry with a clean cloth.

Get the Milk Smell Out of Your Carpet

Spoiled milk has a nasty stink that can lurk around even after the visible stain is gone. If you can still smell it, baking soda is a convenient odour-absorbing tool, and we almost always have it on hand. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda onto the affected area, whether it’s wet or dry. Leave the substance on the carpet overnight. The next day, vacuum thoroughly to remove the baking soda, and the smell will be gone.