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Mum shares hack to remove stubborn carpet stains after all other methods fail

 The stain was caused by red sand (Image: ExaminerLive)

If you've ever been stuck with an unsightly spill on the carpet, you'll know it can feel like a lost cause.

One mum believed she had tried everything in the book and decided to get the carpet replaced as a last resort - until the handyman she contacted for the job passed on a brilliant tip which left it looking as good as new.

Lisa Youell had even had professional cleaners attempt to shift a deep red stain from her stairs that happened when her youngest daughter accidentally dropped toy red sand on the grey carpet, Yorkshire Live reports.

The mum-of-four from Huddersfield gave up in her attempts and asked a handyman to replace the carpet with an off cut, but he instead asked if she had tried using WD-40.

 Lisa said it removed the stain in seconds (Image: ExaminerLive)

Unsure about the tip but with nothing left to lose, Lisa have it a go and shared the incredible before and after results on Facebook as she raved about the hack.

She wrote: "Just had our local handyman around to replace a piece of our carpet which has been stained by kiddies coloured sand.

"He told me to use WD-40 on it, I did and I didn't have to even scrub it! Took me 5 seconds to rub it off!

"I've had the carpet professionally cleaned, used numerous cleaning substances on it as recommended by the toy company when I made a complaint and good old bleach didn't even remove it!

 You would never know it was there (Image: ExaminerLive)

"Thanks for your top handyman tip! Share this post for all them other poor carpets ruined by slime and coloured sand."

She added: "At this time of year there are so many new toys and people knocking things over and staining and ruining carpets.

"I would never have thought of WD-40 but most people have it in the house and it is definitely worth a try."

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