How to Remove Mustard Stains from Carpet

COIT's Guide on How to Remove Mustard Stains from Carpet 

How do you get mustard out of carpet? 

This may be a question you’re asking yourself after a barbecue, or maybe you’re a big fan of mustard and eat it on everything! Whatever the case, it’s good to know what to do when this delicious condiment makes its way off your food and onto your carpet.

With a little help from Coit’s step-by-step guide to removing mustard stains from carpet, you’ll have the tools you need to recover from any mustard stain that comes your way.  


How to Remove Mustard Stains from Carpet – Method # 1

  1. When you discover the mustard stain, the last thing you want to do is aggressively scrub the stain. Doing so will actually make the mustard soak into the carpet fibers even more. Instead, take a clean cloth and blot the stain gently to remove as much mustard as possible. 
  2. Next, blot the stained area of the carpet with a solution made of 2 cups of warm water and 1  part dishwashing detergent. 
  3. In a separate bowl, mix a bit of dishwashing detergent and hydrogen peroxide. The purpose of doing this is to create a paste (1 part hydrogen peroxide, 3 parts detergent). 
  4. Using a spatula or spreading tool, spread the paste onto the affected area of the carpet. 
  5. Using a steam iron, make sure it’s turned to its lowest setting. Lining up the iron directly over the stained area and hold it up - without actually touching the carpet. Hold it there for 30 seconds to loosen up the stain. 
  6. Next, dip a clean towel into cold water. Continue blotting the carpet fibers to lift off any remaining mustard residue. 
  7. Pat dry the area with a dry, clean cloth until the mustard stain is no longer visible.  

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Removing Mustard Stains from Carpet – Method # 2

If you have club soda in your fridge, it may also come in handy when you’re trying to remove mustard stains. So how do you get mustard out of carpet using this carbonated beverage? 

Check out these do-it-yourself steps below. 

  1. Carefully scrape away any remaining mustard before doing anything else. 
  2. Pour club soda directly onto the mustard stain and blot it with a clean towel. 
  3. If the mustard stain is still visible (it may have disappeared by this step), spray the stain with a mixture of 1 teaspoon of detergent and 2 cups of warm water. Let this solution soak into the carpet for 5 minutes. 
  4. Rinse the carpet with cold water and blot dry. 


Either of the above-mentioned do-it-yourself techniques can help you solve the problem of how to remove mustard stains from carpet. Simply follow the steps and keep this delicious condiment off your carpets for good. 

For more advanced cleaning for stubborn carpet stains, consider calling COIT Carpet Cleaning to learn about our professional services and don't forget to checkout our coupons!

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.

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Home remedies not working?

If you’re still battling stubborn stains after trying these home remedies, professional cleaning may be a good option to explore. Check out COIT’s Cleaning Services to learn more about the help we can offer.

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