Obviously this cleaning tip came about from necessity just a couple of days ago. Lady A and I were painting each others nails and she got RED nail polish on the carpet!! Red anything always seems to smear whenever you have to clean it up. My first reaction was to take nail polish remover to it - as expected, that smeared it everywhere.
I went to my bucket of cleaning supplies and grabbed the Scrubbing Bubbles with Bleach and a soft bristle brush. I was not worried about the bleach because the carpet consists of man-made synthetic fibers and with a soft bristle bush on Berber carpet it would not mat as I brush the cleaner around on the carpet.
Spray the Scrubbing Bubbles right on the nail polish and then scrub in a circular motion with the brush.
I am not going to lie, I thought we were toast, but after just a few minutes of scrubbing the stain was gone. I mean, ALL the way gone!!! If I wasn't so large from pregnancy I would have jumped up and done a happy dance.
Now spray with a water bottle and blot dry. This will help bring up the chemical from the cleaner that are in the carpet.
Act as soon as you notice it. The longer it is on the carpet the more it will set in.
If you have a second try the cleaner on a spot of carpet that is out of sight to make sure that it is color safe.
Because I know not everyone is renting and has nasty berber carpet on their floor, I have also put together a list of tips from others who have had great success with other cleaners.