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Removing Tea Spots on Carpet

COIT’s Guide to Remove Tea Stains on Carpet

When you sit down to have a nice cup of tea, the last thing on your mind is how you’re going to clean up a spill, right? The purpose of having tea is actually quite the opposite: to unwind after a long day or to warm up on a chilly winter night.

Unfortunately, spills do happen. And when you’re faced with tea stains on carpet, the best thing to do is act quickly.

Remember to always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is normally not visible.

How to Remove Tea Stain from Carpet

  1. Blot the tea stain until most of the liquid is removed.
  2. Pour a small amount of water directly onto the tea stain. This will dilute the stain, preventing further damage to the carpet.
  3. Apply a carpet stain remover directly on the affected area. Using store-bought solutions are a big help when attempting to remove tea stains on carpet  .
  4. If the tea stain is still visible, mix a bit of white vinegar with a bit of water, and apply it directly onto stain using a sponge or dishcloth.
  5. Allow this to sit on the tea stain for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Rinse the affected area with cold water. The tea stain should no longer be visible.

How to Remove Tea Stain from Carpet Using Baking Soda

  1. Pour one cup of baking soda into a bowl.
  2. Take a damp cloth and coat it with baking soda. Apply directly on the tea stain.
  3. Rinse the affected area with cold water.
  4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 as necessary.
  5. Rinse the affected area with cold water and pat dry. This is a great way to go when wondering how to get tea stain out of a carpet.

How to Remove Tea Stain from Carpet White Vinegar

  1. Mix a solution that contains two ounces of white vinegar and 4 ounces of warm water.
  2. Pour the solution into a spray bottle.
  3. Spray the mixture directly onto the stain and scrub with a clean cloth.
  4. Continue doing so until stain disappears. 

How to Remove Tea Stain from Carpet Using Salt

  1. Take a wet cloth and try and absorb any tea that remains from the spill.
  2. Pour a generous amount of salt directly onto the stain, and follow with a bit of club soda.
  3. Rinse with cold water and repeat steps 1 and 2 as necessary.

 

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When it’s time to get tea stain out of a carpet , try any of the above mentioned do-it-yourself methods to get results fast. If your spots are harder than what you thought you can contact a professional carpet cleaner.  

Remember to always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is normally not visible. These are suggested treatments only and COIT can't be held accountable for any damage sustained by use of the treatments in this spot removal guide.