If you have carpeting in your home, you have carpet stains. There’s just no avoiding it. But there are a handful of useful tricks using pantry and kitchen items already on hand to help remove tea and other stains if you act fast enough. So hurry up and read this!
- Try blotting the tea stain with a white cloth or paper towel. Do not rub, as that will only spread the stain and cause it to possibly set deeper into the carpet fibers. Continue blotting with clean towels until you get most of the tea stain up. Blotting is repeatedly pressing directly down onto the spill.
- Mix a half cup of white vinegar with one cup of warm water and apply it to the tea stain using a spray bottle. If you don’t have a spray bottle, you can carefully pour the mixture on the stain.
- Blot up the vinegar mixture using clean white cloth or paper towels until the towels come up clean.
- Make a solution of one teaspoon dish detergent to one cup warm water, and apply to the tea stain if the vinegar did not remove the tea stain completely. Blot as much up as possible, removing the soap mixture and the tea stain.
- Rinse the carpet by spraying or gently pouring clear water on the stain. Blot as much up as possible, and let the area air dry for at least one hour.
- Check the area after about an hour. If any of the tea stain remains visible, mix one teaspoon of peroxide in one cup of warm water, spray the stain and blot until the stain is gone.