STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE: Tea

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Tea delights our mood in the early morning and after every meal, but when your tea drips, splashes, or spills, it leaves awful marks on your rug. Fortunately, you can remove any tea stains with a little effort and elbow grease in just a few minutes! 

Firstly, you can begin by blotting up as much tea spill as possible with a clean, dry cloth or sponge. Secondly, apply your cleaning solution.

In this guideline, we have outlined a proven cleaning method for you. So follow the detailed process to remove tea stains from your rug. 

Additionally, make sure to get help from our comprehensive stain removal guides for any other beverage incident, such as Red wine, White wineBeerMilk, and Coffee

Press the paste into the rug with a cloth or sponge. Dab the rug with firm but gentle pressure. Don’t scrub it in, as this could push the tea stain deeper into the fibers.

1. Equipment Needed

Distilled White Vinegar  │  Water  │  Butter Knife  │  Baking soda  │  Terry Cloth/Sponge Mild dish detergent

2. Steps 

1.

Mix 1⁄2 cup of cold water with 1⁄2 cup of distilled white vinegar. Make more if the stain is quite large but, make sure the ratio of the water to the white vinegar is equal.

2.

Prepare a paste with three shares of baking soda to one share of white vinegar. First, add baking soda to a container of your choice. 

Second, add in your distilled white vinegar, stirring as you pour. Then, mix the ingredients into a paste.

3.

Spread the paste onto the stain with a butter knife. Here, you should avoid rubbing the paste into the rug. Instead, try to spread it over the surface of your rug. Once you’ve covered the stain with a layer of the paste, let it sit for a few minutes.

4.

Press the paste into the rug with a cloth or sponge. Then, dab the rug with firm but gentle pressure. Don’t scrub it in, as this could push the tea stain deeper into the fibers.

5.

Use a dry towel to remove any excess paste. After that, when you feel like the stained area has been saturated, you can lift away the remaining cleaning paste. Next, remove the paste by scraping it towards the center of the stain.

6.

Now use your vinegar and water mixture on the stain. Now, you better add the mixture a little at a time to the area. Meanwhile, Use enough to observe a reaction from the vinegar mixture as it reacts with the baking soda on the carpet. 

7.

Clean up the excess liquid. As the vinegar fizzes, use a clean cloth or sponge to dab the stain and soak up the vinegar and tea. If necessary, add more vinegar and water. Then, keep blotting until the stain is gone and your cloth comes away clean.

8.

Now rinse the rug with cold water, and dry the area. Once the rug has air-dried, vacuum it thoroughly. 

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