how to get bbq sauce out of rug

We’ve all enjoyed pulled pork with BBQ sauce or a massive rack of ribs. But what happens when you drop that delicious sauce onto your beautiful rug? 

We have all might have had incidents like this from time to time. That’s why we are here to help you remove that BBQ sauce stain for good and get your rug looking better than ever! 

It would be best if you considered that the quicker you can address the issue, the better. By doing so, the sauce will not get a chance to set in and get deeper into the rug fibers. Follow the guideline below if a BBQ sauce stain ruins your rugs’ charm and you have trouble removing it.

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, Salsa, and Mustard.

“We all have had accidents like this happen from time to time but we’re here to help you remove that barbecue stain from your rug for good”

1. Equipment Needed

Steam Cleaner│  Warm Water  │  Ammonia  │  3% Hydrogen Peroxide  │  Terry Cloth  │  Mild dish detergent

2. Steps 


Begin by using a dull knife or a butter knife, which works best. Scrape up any remaining BBQ sauce that is on the rug.


Dab the stain with warm water to lift as much of the barbecue sauce stain as possible. 


There’s another option you could do. Grab a small steam cleaner with preferably an upholstery attachment. Then, add just a little liquid dish soap to a gallon of water and pour it on the stained. This way, you’ll make sure of over-saturating the area. 

Now try to suck out the remaining liquid as best as you can.  


If you don’t have a small steam cleaner, you can also use Hydrogen Peroxide (make sure it’s 3%). Pour a small amount of it on the BBQ sauce stain, then cover it with some plastic wrap. 

After that, place a towel on top of your plastic wrap and a book on top of your towel. It weighs down and prevents light from getting to the area. Check it every 30 minutes and repeat the process until the stain has started to lighten up.  


If the stain remains, you can try one last-ditch effort before contacting a professional to clean your rug. Mix a little ammonia and water. Usually, one tablespoon to a cup of water ratio works best, and blot the stain and repeat until the area is clean. 

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