STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE: Tomato Sauce

how to get tomato sauce out of rug

Tomato Sauce is by far the most common mother sauce used worldwide. Most people probably have no clue it is one of the French mother sauces

The main ingredient in this sauce is … You guessed it; TOMATOES! Due to their popularity, its recipe varies slightly through the world’s different cultures over the years.

For example, traditionalists start with a roux, then add the tomatoes, let the sauce reduce down, and add spices to taste. You can also do it the Italian way, ditch the roux and just let the tomatoes reduce and thicken over low to medium heat.

Tomatoes get their red color from lycopene. As a tomato ripens, the color changes from green to yellow, then red. The tomato’s red color is due to a red substance called lycopene, which is excellent at fighting cancerous cells.

Above all, the way you clean tomato sauce stain from the rug matters. Learn this proper technique to get tomato sauce out of a rug correctly.

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

“Try to soak up as much as the sauce as you can and remove the excess with a butter knife”

1. Equipment Needed

Butter knife  Terry cloth,  Cold water    White vinegar  │  Hydrogen peroxide

2. Steps 

1.

Use a butter knife to scrape up the excess tomato sauce, and then blot gently to soak up as much as possible.

2.

Rinse with cold water and blot dry.

3.

Spray with white vinegar, let sit for 20 minutes, and blot up.

4.

If the stain persists, apply a mixture of 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and three tablespoons cold water to the tomato sauce stain. Let it sit for 10 minutes.

5.

Rinse with water and blot dry.

6.

If this doesn’t altogether remove the stain, try using a commercial carpet spot remover.

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