how to remove espagnole sauce from rug

Espagnole is one of the five mother sauces. It is made by first 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, and so on.

Where this is a darker colored sauce, Espagnole sauce 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 Espagnole sauce from a rug without any trace and make it look great again!

Also, at any other sauce accident, make sure to get help from these stain removal guide, such as Salsa, Bechamel sauceTomato sauce, Hollandaise sauce, Veloute sauce, BBQ 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” 

1. Equipment Needed

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

2. Steps 


Blot the area where you spilled the espagnole sauce with paper towels to remove fresh grease, or scrape dried grease gently away.


Sprinkle baking soda, baby powder, or cornmeal, completely covering the espagnole sauce stain.


Allow the powder to sit on the stain for up to 6 hours so it can absorb the sauce.


Vacuum up the powder.


Wet a clean cloth with isopropyl rubbing alcohol and rub the stain from the outside in.


Mix water and a grease-cutting dish liquid. Scrub any remaining stain.


Rinse with a cloth dipped in equal parts warm water and vinegar.


Blot the area with a clean, dry terry cloth.


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

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