How To Get Turmeric Stain Out Of Carpet | 3 Effective Methods

You can either use hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, or glycerin. Scoop up the turmeric off the carpet, spray your solvent of choice onto the surface of the carpet and dab the spot with a sponge. Clean off the stain with stain remover.

I would like to think that turmeric is at the top of the hardest stains to clean. It ranks high up there with blood and other complex liquids. I learned this the hard way a few months ago when turmeric spilled onto the rug in my house. 

I had cleaning experience, so I had streamlined the agents that could work, but it still took a little trial and error. I eventually got this rug back to pristine condition, and it was a big deal. This is because the same compound, curcumin, which makes turmeric hard to clean off, is what makes it a great dying agent.

However, there’s no need to fret. You just need the correct procedures, and I’ve outlined them below.

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Method 1. Use Hydrogen Peroxide And Liquid Dishwashing Soap

Here are the supplies you would need for this process:

  • A bucket of warm water
  • An absorbent towel
  • A brush
  • A damp towel
  • Liquid soap
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • A spray bottle
  • A fan or steam vacuum

Step 1. Quickly Remove Any Excess Turmeric

When it comes to removing turmeric stains, time is crucial. Once you’ve spotted the turmeric, use a spoon to scrape away as much of the turmeric as you can. Cover the surrounding area with tape to occlude the stain’s location. This should reduce the chances of the stain spreading.

Step 2. Blot The Stain With An Absorbent Towel

Soak an absorbent rag in a bucket of warm water and dab the stain until a chunk of the discoloration has been cleared. It’s critical not to wipe over the stain because this will cause it to spread.

Step 3. Dab With Soapy Water

Soak a sponge in a solution made from liquid soap and water. Dab the stain with this damp sponge until it is completely soaked in soapy water. Allow for a 10-minute rest period.

Step 4. Blot Out Stain With Clean Towel

Clean out the solution with a clean towel after leaving for 10 minutes. Flip it over once the turmeric stain has discolored one side of the cloth. Repeat this procedure till the turmeric tint has vanished from the surface.

Step 5. Scrub With A Brush

After wiping the stain with a clean cloth for a few minutes, scrub the area with a brush for several minutes to remove the stain’s residue. Scrub the stain out with a towel as well.

Step 6. Saturate The Spot With A Hydrogen Peroxide Solution

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Make a 9.1 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water in a basin. Fill a spray bottle halfway with it and spray it on the stain. Allow this mixture to sit for at least two hours.

Step 7. Clean And Dry

Scrub the stained area clean with liquid soap and a brush after the hydrogen peroxide combination has been in for two hours. At this point, the turmeric stain should be completely removed from the carpet.

Using a fan or a steam vacuum, dry the carpet. To avoid mold formation, it’s critical to dry up the wet area.

Method 2. Cleaning Turmeric Stain With Baking Soda

Baking soda is a common household item used as a cleaning agent. It is pretty good at removing grease as well as other stains. Here is a list of supplies needed for this process:

  • Baking soda
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Clean water
  • A sponge
  • Soft toothbrush
  • Stain cleaner

Step 1. Quickly Scoop Up Excess Turmeric

As quickly as you can, scoop up the turmeric with a spoon. When it comes to removing turmeric spots, timing is crucial. Cover the surrounding area with tape to obstruct the stain’s location. This should reduce the chances of the stain spreading.

Step 2. Mix Baking Soda Into A Bowl

Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with a cup of water, then add dishwashing liquid and briskly stir. Combine one part baking soda with one part dishwashing liquid in a mixing bowl.

Step 3. Dab The Spot With A Sponge

Soak a sponge in the liquid and use the saturated sponge to blot the turmeric stain. Dab the area until it is completely covered.

Step 4. Scrub With A Soft Toothbrush

Scrub the region thoroughly with an old soft toothbrush after it has been saturated in the baking soda mixture. For successful stain removal, it’s best to employ a side-by-side and circular motion. Once the soft brush has dried, wet it with water until the spot is no longer visible.

Step 5. Clean Off With A Stain Remover

After scrubbing, finish by using a stain remover like Goo Gone to finish the job. Soak the stain for around 30 minutes with the stain remover before wiping it away with a clean cloth.

Step 6. Leave To Dry

At this stage, the carpet should be spotless and left alone to dry with a fan or steam vacuum.

Method 3. Cleaning Turmeric Stain With Glycerin

Cleaning Turmeric Stain With Glycerin

Many people don’t know that glycerin is also a suitable solvent for cleaning stains. Glycerin works by dissolving the turmeric stain and leaving it spotless. For the glycerin process, here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Lukewarm water
  • An absorbent towel
  • Glycerin
  • A spray bottle
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Soft brush

Step 1. Quickly Scoop Up Excess Turmeric

Scoop up the turmeric with a spoon as quickly as you notice the stain. It is essential to clean out turmeric stains immediately as this improves the chances that they would come off totally. Occlude the spot of the stain by covering the surrounding area with tape. This should minimize the probability of the stain spreading.

Step 2. Apply Lukewarm Water

Get an absorbent towel soaked in lukewarm water and blot up the area. Soak up the spot with the lukewarm water and let it sit for a few minutes.

Step 3. Mix Glycerin Into A Solution

Fill a spray bottle with a 1.1 ratio mix of glycerin and clean water. Shake the bottle vigorously, apply this mixture to the area of the stain, and leave it to sit for about 15 minutes.  

Step 4. Re-Apply Lukewarm Water

Sprinkle a little lukewarm water onto the surface and leave to set for a few minutes. Clean up the spot with an absorbent towel and repeat a few times to remove the stain sufficiently

Step 5. Use Liquid Soap To Wash Off

The above step should begin releasing the turmeric stains from the carpet’s surface. Apply liquid soap and wash off the carpet using a soft brush as the yellow stain comes out.

Step 6. Leave To Dry

Once all the yellow stains are gone, wipe the spot with a clean towel and dry out with a fan or a steam vacuum.

Alternative Methods To Removing Turmeric Stains From Carpets

Alternative Method 1. Bleaching White Carpet

If your carpet is white and stained with turmeric, using bleach is a sure way of getting that stain off. Note that this method is for only white carpets as bleach is a very strong substance that can damage colored carpets. This should also be a last resort.

  • Mix a cup of bleach with a gallon of water
  • Fill a spray bottle with the mixture, spray the area, and leave to sit for 15 minutes.
  • Wash by hand or by using a washing machine
  • Hang to dry out in the sun

Alternative Method 2. Apply Soda Water

Soda water is an effective way to get rid of certain stains. It can work just as effectively as any other cleaning agent, and it won’t affect the carpet.

  • Soak your carpet into a bow of soda water
  • Wash by hand or using a washing machine
  • Leave to dry out in the sun

Keep These Tips in Mind

  • Avoid using hot water for turmeric stains as it may cause the stain to set. Always use cold or warm water.
  • Always test out compounds like hydrogen peroxide on small inconspicuous carpet parts before using them on the main spot. This will help you gauge how the carpet responds to the substance.
  • Exposing the carpet to sunlight is also a good drying method. Sunlight can act as a good bleaching agent which cleans off stains.

FAQs About Removing Turmeric Stain From Carpets

Can I use methylated spirits on turmeric stains?

Yes, you can use methylated spirits to remove turmeric stains, but do so with caution. Methylated spirit can be poisonous if ingested, so wear rubber gloves and eye protection to protect your skin.

I washed the Turmeric spot with soap, and it turned red. Is that bad?

No. The red pigment of the turmeric is a reaction between the alkali in the soap and the curcumin acid in the turmeric. The stain will come off eventually.

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