Did your glass of iced tea end up on the carpet? Work quickly to make sure this stain doesn't set and reappear even after treating it.
Time Required: 20 minutes
- Blot up as much of the tea stain as possible by using a clean white cloth.
Continue to blot until no more liquid is transferred onto the cloth. At this point pour a small amount of water onto the stained area and continue blotting up the liquid. The tea will be diluted a little, but you will still be able to soak it up with a clean cloth.
- Use a carpet stain remover according to the directions.
Be sure to follow the instructions. It's always a good idea to test a stain remover on a hidden spot of carpet first.
- If the stain still remains, you can try sponging white vinegar diluted 1:1 with water onto the stain. Allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes before rinsing and blotting up the liquid with a clean white cloth. Be sure to test the vinegar in a hidden spot, since it can have a bleaching effect on your carpet.
What You Need:
- Clean white cloth
- Carpet stain remover
- Vinegar (optional)