Mustard is a common companion to ketchup, and is frequently found in most American kitchens, and if your guests are sloppy, on your carpets. Mustard is one of those things that once the stain sets in, you might as well throw in the towel, or at least get an area rug. For the most part, if your mustard stain has had time to set in, you are in trouble. If you just spilled your mustard and stumbled upon this blog, get ready to act fast!
What you need:
Bowl to mix it all up in
First, you are going to want to get rid of as much mustard as possible. Use your spoon for this, simply scoop up what you can.
Then you will want to create your carpet concoction. In your bowl mix a teaspoon of your neutral detergent with a teaspoon of vinegar and a quart of water. Put this in your spray bottle and spray the stain and let it sit for about a minute.
Once the solution has had time to sit, take your towel and blot the area, working from the outside toward the center. Continue to apply and blot until your stain begins to come up.
Next, mix a few drops of your dish detergent with a cut of water and spray that on your stain. You are going to want to lightly spray the treated area then blot again with a towel.
Give your (hopefully gone) stained area time to dry. If you were able to get to the stain in time, this should take care of the issue. Mustard can be tricky, so remind your friends to be careful next time you have a cookout. Your carpet will thank you!