How To Get A Beet Stain Out Of Your Carpet

Beets are notorious for staining your hands red when you have to peel and cut them. Beet juice has been known to stain countertops as well as dishes. Luckily, beet juice is not as hard to remove from carpet as it is from other substances. Here is what you need to do if your carpet gets stained with beet juice or just a beet.  

Blot The Stain

The first thing you need to do is blot up the stain. The two best substances to bolt up the stain with is either paper towel or a slice of plain white bread. White bread has absorbent properties and will soak up the beet juice. Make sure you are only lightly pressing the paper towel or white bread slice against the stain; you don't want to press too hard and set the stain into the carpet more.

Sponge It Up

The second thing you need to do is take some soda water and pour it over the sponge. Squeeze out the sponge. Then, take the sponge and dab at the stain with the soda water filled sponge. This should help pull up the stain. 

After you have bolted the area with the sponge, use a paper towel to blot and absorb the rest of the liquid. You can repeat this process a couple of times. 

Apply Dish Soap

If you don't have any soda water, you can instead add a few drops of dish soap to a cup of cold water. Stir the soap around until you have created some suds. Use a sponge to apply the soapy water to the stain; the soap should help pull up the stain. Then, use a dry paper towel or cloth to gently bolt up and remove the liquid soap and the stain at the same time. 

Do not use hot water; it will cause the beet stain to set into your carpet, which will make it extremely difficult to remove. 

Last Resort Shaving Cream

If even after trying the three methods above, the stain is still present, as a last resort you can use white shaving cream to get rid of the stain. Shake up a bottle of white foamy shaving cream, and then squirt out a small amount on the stain. Then, a small scrub brush to scrub away at the stain. 

The shaving cream should pull out the stain; blot the area with a clean rag to remove the shaving cream.

Once the stain is gone, apply a little water to the area and use a rag to pat the carpet dry. The water will help get rid of any residue left behind by the carpet cleaning methods that you used to get rid of the beet stain.