How to clean up spilled milk on carpet

Spilled milk may not seem like the biggest deal to clean, but when it spills on your carpet – things just got real! Not only are you left with a murky looking stain on your carpet, but the smell. It’s that smell, the one we all recognise instantly like vomit and sour grossness mixed together that can be so hard to get rid of.

But, before you cry over spilled milk (we couldn’t resist!) let Renew help you to tackle the stain yourself, with our easy step-by-step guide below:

how to clean up after spilled milk on carpet

How to clean up after spilled milk:

  • Use a dry cloth or sponge to soak up as much of the milk as possible.
  • Mix together 2 cups of warm water and 1 tablespoon of washing-up liquid. Use a cloth to gently rub (not scrub) the stain with the mixture, repeat as many times as needed, until you’ve removed as much of the stain as you can.
  • Sprinkle the area with baking soda and leave for approximately 30 minutes. The baking soda will absorb the remaining milk, along with the smell!
  • Vacuum the area afterwards.


How to clean up after spilled milk on carpet

We don’t always have the time to clean up a milk spill straight away. Sometimes, we don’t even know about it, until the odour hits and one of the kids is looking guilty. However, help is at hand with our 4 easy steps below.

How to clean up after spilled milk – if it’s been left to dry in

  • Carefully scrape the dried milk with a dull knife to remove as much flakes as possible.
  • Wet the remainder of the stain with cold water (warm, will increase the odour)
  • Use a toothbrush to rub the stain with a washing powder paste, and rinse.
  • If the stain has gone but the odour is still lingering, spray the area with vinegar (diluted with an equal part of water) and blot it up afterwards.

(Always test cleaning products / solutions on an inconspicuous area first)

How to clean up after spilled milk on carpet

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16 replies
  1. Lilia Robberts
    Lilia Robberts says:

    My child puts everything in the carpet. There are so many stains. Today he decided to spill milk everywhere. Thank you for letting me know how I clean milk off of a carpet! I didn’t know that baking soda could clean and remove the smell at the same time. I will follow all these steps to get rid of the milk. Along with doing this, I want to find a professionals to take off the stains that I can’t seem to get off myself.

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    I spilled milk on the carpet last night, and I immediately used tissue to soak up milk. Should I directly sprinkle baking soda after rubbing the stain with warm water and washing-up liquid? Thank you!

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