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I used denatured alcohol-since it evaporates quickly-and sap being similar to varnish or resin. I know you're not supposed to rub carpet, but i had no choice. I had dropped the tree on end while carring it out, so, the sap got deep into the carpet. I got a clean rag, wet it with the alcohol-gently wiped it across the carpet surface-into the middle of the stain (not pushing down-but gliding it across the surface)-then quickly soaked it up with clean paper towels. I repeated this several times-always using a clean area of the rag to apply the alcohol, and always a clean paper towel. Waste no time with the paper towel! the evaporation rate is very fast!!! It seemed like it was gone-the carpet moved freely again. Once it dried, i knew the surface fibers were clean but below was hard still. I then did the same routine with the alcohol rag and paper towels- but used my fingers like i was massaging a scalp- to clean the sides of the pile. I was affraid of getting the backing too wet-so i stopped, assessed after it dryed-then again did the problem areas that re-hardened. The alcohol re-activates the sap scent- so, if you still smell sap- theres still some there. Its been 4 days since i finished- and no color change in the carpet. (This all happened on an area rug with midnight blue, tan, burgandy, and cream fibers having sap removed from them) I also had sap that dropped on my polyurathaned maple floor. After trying to use various household products, i created shiny oil slick areas on the floor. I QUICKY wiped on the alcohol and wiped off with a paper towel and they were gone-in an instant. WARNING- do not use "GOOF OFF" on a polyurathaned floor! it dulls the finish! Try using the same technic that you would if you had gum on your clothes. Take a baggie full of ice and hold it to the sap spot until it hardens then try simply pulling the sap off. If it works on gum it might work on sap.

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