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Asked on May 21, 2019

How to remove stubborn mustard stain in carpet?

Clay BJewellmartinSharon Gott Griffin


I spilt mustard on my carpet. I tried carpet spot cleaner...did not help, then the next day I shampoo the whole living room carpet...help some but it is still visible. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get this stubborn dry now, mustard stain? Any suggestions greatly appreciated... due to I live in an apartment and do not want to loose my deposit over this.Thanks JC

4 answers
  • Tinyshoes
    on May 21, 2019

    JC....We purchased Blue Magic from AutoZone. It has worked on so much on carpet and fabric. It comes in a spray can. You might try it!

  • Sharon Gott Griffin
    on May 21, 2019

    Give this a try. My very light carpet had a glass of red wine spilled on it and I blotted up the wine immediately and then poured Club Soda on it and repeated the process, until it was no longer visible. I used the same process on my bright apple green carpet when my kids spilled Hot Tea on it and the process was also a success. The Club Soda has a bubbling action that brings the stain to the surface and then you can see it and repeat the process until it is gone. I hope it works for you.

  • Jewellmartin
    on May 22, 2019

    Go back to warm water with a little Dawn to get the turmeric and mustard out. The vinegar in mustard can set the color in a stain. Other ingredients like pepper should wash out. It’s a little late, but it couldn’t hurt to put dry white cloths or towels over the stains you wash so more of the mustard may be lifted out. Vacuum and gently brush the carpet when the carpet is nearly dry, which may take a day. Jewell

  • Clay B
    on May 22, 2019

    A trick I learned from an auto detailer. Paint. Find the closest match to the carpet color you can, or if you can take a small piece of carpet to the paint store to have it matched. Get flat finish latex paint. Cheaper the better in this case. Put a small amount on, maybe with a q-tip or something, rub it in a bit to basically STAIN the Carpet/mustard stain. Then wipe/blot off extra. If not good, you use hot tap water on it get it off as it's water based. Paint will usually be lighter in color until it dries. Use a blow dryer to dry it, but keep fluffing the carpet with your fingers or brush, so the fibers do not get hard from the paint. You will likely have to buy a quart of paint for the few drops of paint you'll need, but worth getting your deposit back. You may want to practice the technique on a scrap piece first (any color carpet). Then again test technique and test your color match around the corner inside a closet somewhere. Remember your not coating the carpet, but using the paint to stain the carpet, leaving only residual paint/pigment. Just use small drops. You can always repeat if needed.

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