Boat carpets are designed to take a lot of abuse from sun and sea, but sooner or later they're bound to get dirty. Cleaning a boat carpet isn't too difficult, but it is a different procedure than you would use on your home carpet. With some common household items you can have your boat carpet looking as good as new in a couple of hours, and be ready for the high seas once more.
Scrub the soiled areas with a stiff brush to loosen the dirt and grime.
Vacuum the carpet thoroughly.
Pour one cup white vinegar into a 1-quart spray bottle; fill with water.
Spray the soiled areas with the vinegar solution until saturated; let stand 15 minutes.
Brush the soiled areas once more; the dirt and grime will be released from the carpet fibers.
Rinse the carpet, using a garden hose with low pressure.
Suck up the remaining water with a shop vacuum; allow the carpet to air dry completely.
Fluff up the clean, dry carpet with the brush.
- Do not use a high pressure hose on boat carpet.