Scrambled, over easy, or just plain folded over in an omelet. However, it is that you take your eggs. We can all agree that it’s delicious and nutritious and quite affordable. But it’s not much delightful when you spill it and make an egg stain on your area rug.
The inside out comprises the yellow yolk first, then a layer of egg white, and a fragile eggshell coating outside. Moreover, the yellow color is due to lutein and zeaxanthin, yellow or orange carotenoids known as xanthophylls.
Whether the stain is from a yolk or white, the egg stain tends to harden when they dry. If it were part of the yolk, you would immediately spot its yellow stain.
Above all, an accident will happen, and when it does, you will be more than prepared to deal with it. Moreover, we put together a step-by-step guide to get the egg stain out of the rug. Follow the instructions below to help your rug catch the eyes again!
“Whether the stain is from yolk or white, the egg stain tends to harden and dry very fast and need attention immediately!”
Things You’ll Need To Remove Raw Egg Stain
1 tsp. Clear mild dish liquid │ 1 cup of warm water │ ⅔ cup of water │ ⅓ cup of white vinegar | Spray bottle | Terry Cloth
Note: The homemade solution we’ll introduce in the following is pretty effective in removing egg stain from your rugs, but it might have some consequences on some Oriental and antique rugs. To make sure you’ll get the best results without damaging your rugs, please contact our rug cleaning experts via phone, emails, and Facebook messages for a free consultation.
- Remove the stain bulk by blotting
Quickly clean up the egg stain bulk with a clean terry cloth to prevent the spill from penetrating your rug. Avoid scrubbing the stain bulk, just firmly keep blotting with a clean terry cloth, sponge, or paper towel to absorb it all.
- Use a homemade solution
Once you have removed the excess, immediately take a mixture of ⅔ cup of water and ⅓ cup of white vinegar and mix in a spray bottle. Cover the whole stained area with the solution and let it sit for 3-5 minutes. That helps to break the protein and fat chains in the raw egg that stick to the rug fibers.
- Dry the rug
Rinse the rug with cool water and keep blotting it again to absorb the moisture. It’d be best if you cover the area with baking soda for 5-6 hours. That will neutralize the acids in the vinegar and absorb the residual solution and moisture.
Finally, vacuum the rug to clean the baking soda powder.
And done! Now you’ve taken your rug’s appeal back ? For more help with other types of rug stains, please check out our comprehensive Stain Removal Guide.