It could be
your kid, your child’s friend, pets or
anyone. We all face it at one time or
another. The first step is to get to
take some white terry cloth towels or
paper towels and remove the throw up as
much as possible without grinding it
more into the carpet. Always use white
terry cloth towels as you do not want to
stain your carpet.
You have several different options now.
On a more natural side, take a cold damp
towel and lightly blot the spot. Repeat
a few times. Now, take cornstarch and
mix it with luke warm water until you
get a gravy like mix.
Place the mix on the spot and work it
in. Cornstarch will absorb the acids
from the throw up. Wait about 8 hours
until dry. Now vacuum the cornstarch up
and use a cold damp white towel to
remove the rest of the cornstarch. This
should remove the stain or at least most
If the spot is still there you will want
to use a cleaning solution approved for
your carpet. Be sure and test the
product out first in the corner of a
closet or some were out of sight. The
idea here is to make sure that the
chemicals will not strain your carpet.
Follow the directions on the back of the
cleaning product and treat the stain.
If the cleaner you used is not a
disinfectant you should consider
disinfecting the spot. Do not use a
cleaning product that has a floor
sealant in it. This is because if the
spot comes back in 24-hours and you used
a sealant then the stain is permanently
Following this guide should remove your
throw up stain. It works great for cat
hair balls and animal throw up as well.
The biggest issue is getting to the
stain as soon as possible. If the throw
up sits for more than a few hours the
acids will most likely permanently stain
your carpet. It can be harder on white
or light coloured carpets.