How To Remove Jam and Jelly From Your Rug

We all love jelly and jam on biscuits and the classic PB&J sandwich, but what happens when you or your child spills their delicious snack and leaves a bad-looking jelly stain on your brand new rug! That not only ruins the rug appearance but also becomes sticky and attracts dozens of bugs and bacteria to come and live inside your rug and eat off the glucose inside the jelly stain.

Well, our stain removal techniques outlined below is here to help you with removing jam or jelly stain from your gorgeous rug.

“Combine two cups of warm water with a tablespoon of ammonia. If you do not have ammonia, try rubbing alcohol as a substitute.”


1. Equipment For Removing Jelly Stain From Rugs

70%-90% Rubbing Alcohol │  Warm Water │  Terry Cloth/Sponge │ Dish detergent | Spray bottle

Note: The homemade solution in this article is very effective on stains, but it might have some consequences for old and antique handmade rugs. Please consult with our rug cleaning experts to make sure this solution is appropriate for your rug. You can reach out to us anytime by phone calls, emails, and Facebook messages.

  1. Use a homemade solution

    Mix and stir a tablespoon of dish detergent with one and a half cups of warm water in a spray bottle. Then, apply the solution to the jelly stain on your rug. That helps to break the glucose and fat inside the jelly.

  2. Dry the stained area

    Absorb the water by blotting with another cloth until you’ve absorbed all the moisture. If the stain persists, continue to the following steps.

  3. Combine two cups of warm water with a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol. This is a stronger solution to dissolve the stain. The alcohol will vaporize by itself so there’s no need the blot it away.

  4. Rinse and dry the rug

    Rinse the stained area of the rug with cold water and blot the area until it’s completely dry. If the jelly stain is quite large, try covering it with baking soda to make sure all the moisture is absorbed. Then, vacuum the whole rug.

Voila! Your rug is now all-cleaned. To prepare yourself against other types of stains, visit our Stain Removal Guide!

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