Sisal rugs are natural fiber rugs that complement tropical and rustic decor. With children running around your home, guests, pets and regular everyday life, stains on your rugs are inevitable. Since sisal is a natural fiber, these rugs are susceptible to damage from stains and moisture. When your rugs get soiled, you should remove the stains as quickly as possible and clean them using the driest method possible.
Scrape any remaining debris from the carpet with a butter knife and discard.
Blot the stain with a clean, absorbent rag until the rag is saturated. Continue blotting -- do not rub the stain; you will push the stain into the fibers -- with a clean rag until the rag comes away dry.
Mix the dry carpet-cleaning kit according to package directions. Depending on the kit you choose, you might use a dry powder mixed with a cleaning solution or a liquid solution that you spray onto the carpet. Apply the dry carpet cleaning solution and blot or vacuum the remnants from the carpet.
Sprinkle talc or another absorbent powder onto the stain and allow the powder to sit for five to 10 minutes to absorb the moisture from the carpet. Vacuum up the remnants of the powder and repeat until the powder no longer absorbs any moisture.
Mix a cleaning solution of 1 part vinegar to 1 part water or 1 tsp. of ammonia mixed with ½ cup of water as a cleaning solution. Spray the solution onto the rug lightly and wait five to 10 minutes. Blot dry with a clean rag and rinse with a rag dampened with water; then blot dry again.
Remove nail polish and glue stains with a rag dampened with acetone.