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How To Remove Honey Stain From Your Rug

Honey, although very delicious, can create quite a mess, especially when it comes to dripping on your fabric and rug. It is difficult to remove because of its high viscosity and sticky nature. This golden fluid is a combination of different types of sugars and other compounds. But don’t worry. You can still remove any honey stain from your clothes, rug, and other valuable items. It is best to treat the honey stain as soon as possible, or else it tends to harden and gets stuck in the fibers. Also, if left to crust over, you run the chance of discoloring the white and light-colored fabrics that your rug consists of. For effective solutions on rug pet stain removal, follow our expert tips and ensure your rug stays clean and fresh


Note: Honey is such a sticky stain and quite challenging to remove at home. To harden and remove it from the rug, you should soak it in cold water. That will lead to mold and mildew in your rug which is a bigger challenge to face. We highly recommend you ask a rug cleaning expert before taking any action on the stain.

“It is best to treat the honey stain soon as possible. Otherwise, it tends to harden and get stuck in the fibers of your rug.”

Equipment Needed

Spoon │ Cold & Hot Water │ Butter Knife │ Terry Cloth │ Mild dish detergent


  1. Wipe The Honey Stain


  2. Start by wiping any remaining honey off the rug with a spoon from the outside working your way inward making sure not to spread the stain any further.

  3. If the honey starts to become hard or you didn’t get to the accident right away, you can use a butter knife to scrape off any excess debris that is present on your rug.
  4. Use a homemade solution
  5. Now you can make use of your dishwashing liquid by mixing a teaspoon in a warm cup of water.
  6. Then, use a sponge or your clean cloth to blot the area until the honey stain starts to come up.

  7. Dry the stained area
  8. Lastly use some cold water on your sponge/cloth and clean up the remnants of the honey that remain and let the area dry completely on both sides of your rug.  

And voila! The stain is gone for good from your beautiful rug. For more help with other types of stains, don’t forget to check out our Stain Removal Guide.

Author: David Khazai
Author: David Khazai

David Khazai is a 5th-generation rug proficient and certified rug appraiser. As an omniscient author, he explores components and symbolism, making him an exceptional expert in the rug cleaning & repair industry

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