Whether it was an honest accident or not so much, Beer stain happens. Two different chemical reactions cause colorization.
The first one is a chemical process that attaches the amino acids to the sugars in the beer, and the second one prompting those sugars to break down.
These processes largely impact the flavor of the beer as well. So naturally, the best way to remove a beer stain would be to try and reverse the processes that created the color.
We have put together 7 easy steps on how to remove a beer stain from a rug. Just follow the instructions.
“Beer colorization is caused by two different chemical reactions”
Things You’ll Need To Remove Beer Stain From Your Rug
Neutral PH Cleaner │ 1 QTt Warm Water │ White Vinegar │ Club soda │ Terry Cloth │ Spray Bottle
Note: Vinegar and Woolite are pretty helpful for removing rug stains at home, but they might damage old antique rugs and some natural-fiber ones. Please consult with our rug experts at Khazai Rug Cleaning before attacking the stains to help you find the most proper way to clean off the stain without harming your rug. You can reach out to us via phone calls, emails, filling out a form, leaving a message on Facebook and Google My Business.
- Make the homemade solution and apply
Mix 1 tbsp. Of Woolite, 1 tbsp of vinegar, and 1 quart of warm water together in a spray bottle or large bowl.
Then, apply the mixture directly to the bulk of the beer stain and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
- Blot the stained area
Blot the stained area with clean, dry terry cloth to remove the beer stain. Make sure to be firm but gentle at the same time. Avoid scrubbing the stain because that spreads it to the whole rug and makes it more challenging to remove.
Repeat as necessary until the stain is gone. Check the terry cloth you’re using; if it’s dry it means you’ve accomplished to get the moisture and the beer stain out of your rug.
- Use club soda
Pour a bit of club soda directly into the beer stain and let sit for 3-5 minutes. That neutralizes the acidic effect of vinegar and absorbs the remaining moisture inside your rug.
- Keep blotting on the stain
Take a clean terry cloth and blot up the liquid. Repeat as necessary until the stain is gone and the stained area is dry.
And voila! You’ve successfully removed the beer and got back your rug! To prepare for more stain incidents on your valuable rugs, pay a visit to our comprehensive Stain Removal Guide!