How To Get Tomato Sauce Stains Out Of Carpet


Tomato sauce stains are brightly red-yellow and acidic. This property puts it amongst the tough stains such a curry, makeup and red wine, to take out of the carpet. The tomato sauce stains bind with carpet fibre and sit there like a permanent resident, and cleaning the dried ketchup stain can be a bit of a hassle. So the best way to get started is to start early. We have prepared Four methods to clean the tomato Sauce stains out of the carpet, that may save you having to hire a local carpet cleaner. Read on to find out more.

Our guide to getting the Tomato Sauce Stains out of the carpet:

Everyone loves Tomato Sauce because what in the world does not go with it, Pizza, burgers, pasta, and sandwich? You name it, and The tomato sauce will find its way, but with every treat comes the stains that sit and do not leave the carpet. 

  1. Act Quick: The worst thing you can do after spilling ketchup on your carpet is not treating it right away. Try not to waste the minutes regretting, and act fast.

  1. Scrape the big chunks: Grab a spoon/old card and scoop out the lump of sauce. We advise keeping a bowl closer to collect it because dropping it while making a transfer is a common mistake. Be careful, and keep a bowl closer.

  1. Dried Tomato Sauce Stains: If the stain is dry because of not being taken care of right away,  add a few drops of cold water, and scrape out as much as you can.

  1. Blot out the excess: Take a paper towel and start blotting. Blotting stops the further spread of tomato sauce stain, unlike rubbing that causes damage and breaks the fabric.  Don’t agitate too much Dab the towel on the spots and softly blot excess out. Just get rid of big chunks and excess stain before we dive into the methods.

Test then Apply: Every carpet has different material, and hence the methods might not work for everyone. We advise a patch test in an outside area of the carpet and see how it goes. If the carpet starts to look bad, stop and rinse with cold water, and call the professional.

Four Tested Methods to Get the Tomato Sauce Stains out of the carpet:

Method One: Dishwashing Liquid and Water Method:

Take one spoon of dishwashing liquid and mix it with 2ml of water. Stir it well. Now grab a cleaning sponge and dab the solution on tomato Sauce stains. Do it nicely and all the way through. Patience is the key to clean the carpet.

Rubbing causes the fabric in the carpet to break apart and look ruined, do not rub. When the stain is completely covered, let the solution sit on the tomato sauce stain for a couple of minutes.Now, Grab an absorbent paper/kitchen towel and start blotting the stain. It might take time, depending on the stain’s toughness.  So repeat the process till it all comes out.

Method Two: Lemon Method: 

Take half a lemon, and start rubbing it on the stain directly. Make sure to do it outside in Motion. This process will help the Tomato Sauce stain not spread further. Let the lemon sit on the ketchup stain for a couple of minutes to work its way through. 

Now Pour cold water on top of it, just enough to cover it up, and start blotting. You might have to repeat this step depending on the rigidness of the stain. After it’s all done, let the area air dry on its own, The ketchup stain will vanish once the carpet dries.

Method Three: Distilled White Vinegar, Laundry detergent (liquid), and water Method:

Take half a cup of warm water and half a cup of Detergent liquid, And Mix it well. Dab the detergent liquid on the stain, completely covering the Tomato Sauce stain with the help of a sponge. 

For step two, take half of the water and half of the distilled white vinegar, and mix. Soak a clean towel into the vinegar mixture and dab it on top of the detergent solution. Try not to put too much pressure on it, and take time to do it thoroughly. 

At last, Take a wet towel and clean the mixture residue out in the same manner by blotting. Let it naturally dry.

Method four: Hydrogen Peroxide And Water Method:

Add one part of Hydrogen Peroxide with three-part of cold water and give it a nice stir. Please test out this method on an out of sight area, and if the carpet starts changing color, stop! Call a professional. 

Pour the solution on the stain, and leave it for 30 minutes by covering it with a towel. The moisture produced will attract the dust, and the light might bleach the carpet. Be smart, and cover The stain with a towel. Then rinse the stain with cold water and blot out the residue. Give it time to dry naturally, and Your carpet will look as clean as new.

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