Removing Spaghetti Stains From Carpet

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  • September 4, 2017
spaghetti stains

Spaghetti sauce is one of the most difficult stains to remove. Most people have probably ended up with spaghetti stains on their shirt and pants. The problem with spaghetti sauce is the acidic red color from the tomatoes. Although, this is a natural dye it can be quite difficult to remove from just about anything. Most clothing is made from natural materials (cotton, wool etc…) and will soak up the dye in tomatoes. This applies to more natural carpet fibers (wool carpet) and will be more difficult to remove. The bottom line is that natural dyes adhere to natural fabrics, carpet and clothing better than man made fabrics, carpet, and clothing. So, if you have a man made carpet in your home or business the clean-up process will be much easier. There are other things to consider also. Such as, how long has the stain been left alone to set in and the color of the carpet. Most people don’t know that the longer a stain remains untreated it sets into the carpet fibers. Another common mistake is to treat the stain with bleach and water. Never use bleach and water to treat a stain as it will remove the carpet color. Here are some tips on how to remove spaghetti stains from your carpet.

Things you will need:

  • Pre-spray Laundry Treatment
  • 5 Gallon Bucket (Fill with 2 gallons of warm water)
  • Toothbrush
  • White Cloth (2)

Follow these steps:

  • Use 3-4 sprays of laundry treatment directly onto the stained area
  • Let the solution work for 10-15 minutes…do not touch!
  • After wait time, blot the stain with white cloth to remove excess pre-spray
  • Put 3-4 drops of water directly onto the stained area
  • Use a toothbrush to agitate stain in a circular motion (do not apply too much pressure) or you can damage the carpet fiber.
  • Use the white cloth to blot soapy solution until the residue is removed. If not, continue using drops of water to rinse and blot stain dry.
  • Repeat process until desired results are achieved.

Ammonia & Water

As stated above, there are some fabrics and carpet fibers that are more difficult to remove spaghetti stains from. There are many different procedures that you can use to resolve this issue. But, many of them need to be completed by a professional carpet cleaning technician. If the process above does not remove the stain completely then here is another option for you.

Things you will need:

  • Ammonia
  • Tablespoon
  • Measuring Cup
  • Dropper
  • Toothbrush
  • White Cloth

Follow these steps:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of ammonia with half a cup of cool water (mix well)
  • Apply 3-4 drops onto the stain (number of drops depend on size of the stain)
  • Agitate the area gently with the toothbrush (use circular motion) stain will begin to fade away.
  • Blot with white cloth until dry
  • Continue this process until desired results areĀ achieved.