A Guide to Removing Mustard Stains from Carpet
Depending on the type of mustard spilt, the stain may be difficult to remove. Mustard contains turmeric which works as a yellow dye and is the main cause of the stain. Unfortunately turmeric works as a natural disperse dye, which means it easily attaches to the fibres of the carpet and spreads with ease, so you really need to be careful when cleaning these sorts of stains.
Start by scraping the excess spillage away before it gets rubbed into the carpet. The next step is to try to extract the mustard from the fibres before they have a chance to soak in further. Apply a small amount of baking soda to the problem area and allow it time to absorb the majority of the fluid.
Biological washing powder mixed with warm water and blotted carefully on the stained surface with a clean cloth should be enough to work the mustard out. On more aggressive mustard stains (and hardy carpets) you can try using a small amount of ammonia mixed with water and once again blotted on the stained area.
Rinse with clean water and another cloth or clean rag to remove the remainder of the stain.
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