How To Remove Espagnole Sauce Stain From Your Rug

Espagnole is one of the five mother sauces. First, it is made by combining a mirepoix (carrots, celery, and onions), beef stock, and deglazed brown bits from beef bones. At this point, spices are added, including tomato paste, then voila! You have an Espagnole sauce ready! It is a primary sauce used as a base for demi-glace sauces, red wine sauce, etc. Where this is a darker-colored sauce, the Espagnole sauce stain can be a little tricky to get out of the rug, depending on the severity of the stain. But as a rule of thumb, with a bit of hard work, and blotting all should disappear well. 

Follow these easy steps to remove an Espagnole sauce stain from a rug without any trace and make it look great again!

Also, for any other sauce accident, make sure to get help from these stain removal guides, such as SalsaBechamel sauceTomato sauceHollandaise sauceVeloute SauceBBQ sauce, and Mustard.

“Espagnole contains a few different ingredients which can cause a nasty stain for your rug, not to worry though here’s a method to tackle that stain” 


Things You’ll Need


Paper towels  │  Terry cloth  │  Baking soda  │  Mild dish soap  │Club soda  │ Isopropyl alcohol │ Vinegar │ Mild dish detergent

Note: The homemade solution we introduce in the following is quite effective and harmless most of the time. But it could have some negative effects on some natural-fiber rugs. So please consult with our rug cleaning experts before using it on your rug to make sure you’ll get the best result without damaging your valuable rug. Our team will always be glad to answer your questions via phone calls, emails, and Facebook messages.

  1. Blot the stain bulk

    Blot the Espagnole sauce stain with paper towels to remove fresh grease or scrape dried grease gently away.

  2. Use baking soda

    Sprinkle baking soda, baby powder, or cornmeal, completely covering the stain. Allow the powder to sit on the stain for up to 6 hours so it can absorb the moisture of the sauce and odor. After that, vacuum up the whole area.

  3. Dissolve the residual stain

    Wet a clean cloth with isopropyl rubbing alcohol and rub the stain from the outside in. Then, mix water and a grease-cutting dish liquid and apply it to any remaining stain with it.

  4. Rinse and dry the rug

    Rinse with a cloth dipped in equal parts warm water and vinegar. Then, blot the area with a clean, dry terry cloth until the cloth you’re using is dry.

    Finally, cover again with baking soda, cornmeal, or baby powder and vacuum it up once the area is completely dry.

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