How to Get Hot Sauce Stains Out of Carpet and Upholstery
What you will need:
- Paper towels
- Clean white cloth
- Cool water
- Liquid dishwashing detergent
- White vinegar
- Cold water
Luckily the stain removal process for removing hot sauce from carpeting and upholstery are the same. The sooner you can treat the stain the easier it will be remove the stain. One major tip to removing the stain is to not get more of the carpet or upholstery wet than is needed.
- If the stain is really fresh and still wet, use a paper towel to gently blot any remaining hot sauce off of the surface. Do not rub the stain as this will only make the stain harder to remove. Also, try to be careful to not spread the stain any further when completing this step.
- Next, you will need to mix a solution of 2 cups cool water, 1 tablespoon liquid dishwashing detergent, and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Mix the solution well.
- Saturate a clean white cloth with the solution. Sponge the solution onto the hot sauce stain. Do not put the solution directly on the upholstery or the carpet. Tip: using a white cloth to clean the stain will allow you to make sure you will not cause yet another stain on the fabric. Some colored towels and cloths will bleed when using them to clean.
- Blot the stain with the white cloth and solution. You should do this until the hot sauce stain has been removed.
- Continue to change your white cloth as the stain begins to transfer from the fabric to the cloth.
- Inspect the area. If the stain has been removed you will need to saturate a clean white cloth with clean COLD water. Blot the stain until the cleaning solution has been removed from the carpet or upholstery.
- Once you are sure the cleaning solution and the hot sauce stain has been removed you can bolt the stain dry with another clean white cloth or paper towel.