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How to Remove Tumeric Stains from Carpet

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📅 February 18, 2022

⏱️2 min read

Turmeric is a nourishing spice for tea, smoothies, and food. Unfortunately, you can end up spilling Tumeric on your carpet when preparing your favorite meal. Note that this spice is available in powder or liquid form. Liquid turmeric will permeate the carpet fibers and stain them, whereas powder turmeric will remain above the carpet fabrics.

Here are step-by-step home remedies to effectively remove turmeric stains from the carpet.

Dish Washing Solution + White Vinegar

Step-by-step process

  1. Mix the dishwashing solution + water + white vinegar in a bowl
  2. Apply the mixture to the stain and let it sit for about 5 minutes
  3. Blot the area with a towel
  4. Repeat the above process until the stain is gone

Baking Soda Solution

Step-by-step process

  1. Vacuum excess liquid or powdered turmeric
  2. Mix dishwashing solution + baking soda, and water in a bowl
  3. Apply the mixture on the stain and let it soak
  4. Use a toothbrush to scrape off the stain
  5. Rinse and vacuum

Hydrogen Peroxide and Dishwashing Solution

Step-by-step process

  1. Scrape excess turmeric from the carpet
  2. Use warm water to clean the stain
  3. Soak the area with dishwashing solution for approximately 10 minutes
  4. Blot the stain with a rug
  5. Spray some hydrogen peroxide solution over the area and let it sit for about 2 hours
  6. Blot the excess hydrogen peroxide with a paper towel
  7. Vacuum

Glycerin Solution

Step-by-step process

  1. Pour enough warm water over the stain and leave it for a minute
  2. Press a towel over the area
  3. Apply glycerin over the area and let it soak for about 15 minutes
  4. Add warm water and leave it for a minute
  5. Blot area with a towel or sponge
  6. Allow the spot to air dry

Methylated Spirit

Step-by-step process

  1. Vacuum the excess turmeric, then pour enough spirit over the area
  2. Let the spirit soak until it turns red
  3. Blot excess stain with a paper towel
  4. Apply dishwashing or laundry detergent and let it sit for 5 minutes
  5. Rinse the area and vacuum

Bleaching Method

As a homeowner, you need to be careful while using bleaching agents. Test the bleaching agent on a small spot before proceeding further.

Step-by-step process

  1. Dilute the bleaching agent
  2. Apply it to the area and let it soak
  3. Wipe off, then vacuum


Turmeric has a heavy color concentration and can deeply penetrate the carpet fibers making the stain visible. Use the above home remedies to get turmeric stains from the carpet.

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