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I placed an area rug over my white Berber carpet and held it down with double sided tape.
When I lifted the area rug and pulled the tape off it left a sticky residue that I cannot remove.
Please tell me what to use to get this sticky substance off of my Berber carpet.
Start out with a d-Limonene product.
Try to find one that is specially formulated for carpets. This chemical can be used for many non-water soluble cleaning problems.
Start out at a 1:64 ratio (2 ounces per gallon) and use the traditional carpet spotting method in an inconspicuous area:
- Apply the solution
- Wait a few minutes
- Blot the area with a towel
- Rinse with water
- Blot the area with towel
- Check the area for results.
If it works, continue the process for the entire affected area.
If you wish, instead of using the spotting method … ICAN representative
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