How to Remove Antifreeze from Carpet


How to Remove Antifreeze/Coolant from Carpet

Antifreeze or engine coolant is made of water and ethylene glycol or propylene glycol with corrosion inhibitors and dye. It can be spilled onto a carpet or tracked in on shoes. Removal of the oil-based components should be done first before attempting removal of the dye.



  1. Using a pump-up sprayer, apply Matrix Grand Slam SC diluted at 6 oz per gallon of water to the affected area.
  2. Using extraction machine, rinse with Matrix All Fiber Rinse diluted at 2 ounces per gallon of water.
  3. If there is dye remaining on the floor, apply Matrix Red Be Gone by mixing equal parts of solution A & B, and then apply to the spot.
  4. Place a moderately wet towel over the area and apply steam heat from an iron set at the lowest steam setting.
  5. Check the spot every 30 seconds. When the stain has disappeared, remove the heat and towel.
  6. Thoroughly rinse and extract the chemical residue away.
Warning and Cautions:
Always test material for colorfastness, follow label directions, and never mix product unless specified in the label directions. Each situation reacts differently and results may vary.
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