My brother was a mechanic, living in his basement bedroom still at home... and wore his work shoes through the basement (concrete floors, so my parents didn't care) into his room. The about 4 feet into his bedroom, his blue carpet was absolutely black. Then a tragedy occured:
A friend dropped a WHOLE bottle of Kahlua on the concrete just outside his door, splashing it well into the room, and all over the place. After a suitable period of mourning, they swabbed up the sticky mess and paper towelled off the carpet as best as they could and went out to drink something in honor of the bottle's memory.
The next day, everywhere the booze hit the carpet was brand-new fresh blue carpet.
The cheapest vodka you can buy will avoid adding sugar, flavouring and other colors to the task... but it's amazing what it will lift. Just spray it until it's damp, and leave it to evaporate. It won't smell anymore in about 4 hours.
at 7:34 PM on Sep. 13, 2010