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How to Remove Salsa Stain From Your Rug

Salsa, the classic sauce made with tomatoes, garlic, jalapenos, and other seasonings, is a favorite accompaniment to tacos, burritos, and chips.  There are many varieties of salsa and more than likely at some point you will inevitably spill onto your rug. Here is the good news, Removing salsa stain is not difficult! You can do it with a few simple steps using household items. 

Here we will outline the equipment needed and the steps to follow in order to remove salsa stain from your rug completely.

Also, for any other sauce accident, make sure to get help from these stain removal guides, such as Espagnole sauce, Bechamel sauce, Tomato sauce, Hollandaise sauce, Veloute Sauce, BBQ sauce, and Mustard.

“There are many varieties of salsa and more than likely at some point you will inevitably spill onto your rug.”


Things You’ll Need To Remove Salsa Stain From Rugs

  1. Butter Knife
  2. Water 
  3. Terry Cloth/Sponge
  4. Mild dish detergent

Before we get into it, you should know that salsa stain has a strong color and it’s quite sticky. Using dishwashing soap might affect the fibers of your rug if it’s old and antique. So please consult with our rug cleaning experts via phone call, filling out forms, and leaving messages on Facebook and Google My Business to let them help you come up with the best solution for your valuable rug.

  1. Remove the stain bulk

    Try to remove as much of the excess salsa as you can before you begin to treat the area. This includes getting rid of any tomatoes or onions etc that might be still on the rug from the salsa.

  2. Use cool water

    2. Now run cool water through the salsa stain, this should force the stain out of the fabrics of your rug and get rid of any debris that you might not have gotten yourself.

  3. Use dishwashing soap on the stain

    Take some liquid dishwashing soap and put it on the stained portion of the rug. Work the detergent from the outside working your way inward to prevent the salsa stain from spreading anywhere else.

  4. Rinse the stained area

    After you are satisfied and the red color of the salsa stain has begun to fade be sure to rinse again with cool water to get out any detergent that might be leftover.

  5. Dry the rug

    Lastly, let your rug dry thoroughly on both sides before placing it back on the floor. 

Good job! Now the salsa stain is gone for good, and your rug is looking fantastic again. For more help with other types of rug stains, including tips for rug pet stain removal, please pay a visit to our comprehensive 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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