Gravy is great on biscuits or a piece of turkey on Thanksgiving, but what happens when you spill that greasy liquid on your beautiful rug? Just to note, it doesn’t matter if it is white or brown gravy. The only thing that may fluctuate when removing the gravy stain is repeating the steps depending on how quickly you get to the stain and whether or not it’s a thick or light substance.
We have put together a Step-By-Step instruction guide to get a gravy stain from your rug. Besides that, you can get help from our complete stain removal guide—for instance, cake icing, jelly & jam, chewing gum, soda, and shoe polish.
“Apply the baking soda or cornstarch to the area of the gravy stain and allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes.”
Things You’ll Need
Ammonia │ Hot Water │ Butter Knife │ Baking soda Or Cornstarch │ Terry Cloth │ Mild Dish Detergent
The white vinegar solution is the most common and most effective homemade solution, but it might have a bad effect on your rug, especially if it’s an antique rug. So please consult with our rug cleaning experts before taking any action via phone calls, email, Facebook, and Google My Business messaging to make sure you’re using the proper solution and avoid damaging your rug.
- Remove the stain bulk
Use the knife in order to clean up the area and get rid of any gravy stain on the surface of the rug. Don’t use a sharp knife for that and be gentle to avoid tearing the rug fibers.
- Sprinkle baking soda
Apply the baking soda or cornstarch to the stained area and allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes. That will absorb the stain residual particles, odor, and moisture.
- Vacuum the area
Vacuum up the stained area once the time has passed. Make sure you use a relatively low airflow on it. That’s because harsh vacuuming loosens the rug’s foundation and damages the fringe.
- Apply white vinegar to it
Mix equal shares of hot water with white vinegar in a spray bottle. Then spray the stained area generously to break down the fat and proteins in the gravy stain that are stuck to the rug fibers.
- Rinse the rug
Rinse the stain with warm water and then and blot the area with a terry cloth or paper towel until it’s dry. Repeat steps 4-6 until the gravy stain is all gone.
Note: If the stain has sat on your rug for a long while and dried out, the procedure mentioned above might not be very helpful and you’d better get a professional rug cleaning for your rug.