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How to Get Tomato Sauce Out of Carpet

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📅 February 25, 2022

⏱️2 min read

What comes to your mind when you think of pasta, meatballs, or spaghetti?

Sauce! Right?

Well, sauce is the answer to adding icing on top to your delicacies. Nonetheless, sauce can accidentally spill on your carpet during this process and cause conspicuous red stain on the carpet.

Luckily, here are a few home remedies that guarantee efficient results.

Items required

  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Towels
  • Paper towels
  • Lemon
  • 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • Vacuum
  • Bowl
  • Bucket

Detergent Solution

Scoop of as much of the excess sauce from your carpet and gently blot the affected area using a wet towel.

Mix 1 teaspoon of dishwashing detergent and 1 cup of water in a bucket.

Pour some solution over the stain and gently rub the tomato sauce stain using a sponge.

Next, scrub the area (working from out toward the inner part of the stain) and rinse using a towel soaked in cold water.

Lastly, soak the excess water by placing paper towels over the area, then vacuum the spot.


  1. Blot the stain using a towel soaked in cold water
  2. Squeeze enough lemon juice over the tomato sauce stain
  3. Pour enough cold water over the area to neutralize the effects of the lemon on the carpet
  4. Let it sit for a minute or two for the lemon to work its magic
  5. Use a towel to pat dry the area and soak in the solutions
  6. Allow the place to dry completely.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Mix 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide with 3 tablespoon of water in a bowl. Apply the mixture over the sauce stain and allow it to sit for a while.

Use a paper towel to cover the area for about 30 minutes. But always check the progress after 5mins to make sure the peroxide does not bleach the carpet.

Rinse with cold water and vacuum to dry.

Unfortunately, try the following commercial products if the blemish still persists. These products guarantee efficient results.

1. Resolve Professional Strength Spot and Stain Carpet Cleaner

Resolve carpet cleaner penetrates deep inside the carpet fibers to eliminate the tomato sauce stains and prevent it from reappearing.

All you have to do is spray, let it sit for 3 minutes, then blot the stain.

Resolve Professional Strength Spot and Stain Carpet Cleaner

2. Hoover Oxy Deep Cleaning Carpet Shampoo

This product has a fast cleaning formula that eliminates pasta sauces permanently.

Hoover is the best product to remove tough tomato sauce stains on the carpet.

Apart from eliminating the stain, this product leaves your carpet smelling fresh and clean.

Hoover Oxy Deep Cleaning Carpet Shampoo


Tomato sauce can seem like a tough stain to remove. However, tomato stain sauce is easy to clean and requires a few supplies.

If the above discussed home remedies do not work, use any of the two commercial products.

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