Tumeric Spot & Stain Removal from Carpet

  • Turmeric (sometimes misspelled “tumeric”), a key ingredient in Indian curries, is one of the most stubborn stains to be dealt with.
  • If the carpet is 100% solution dyed olefin (polypropylene), scrape up residue, spray bleach onto the stained area leave 1 hour blot with water, dry blot with white towels. CAUTION: Do not get on any other surfaces!
  • For other surfaces, scrape off loose material. Blot with a solution of 1/4 of a cup of liquid HAND dish washing detergent per cup of lukewarm water.
  • NOTE: This will turn the stain bright red!
  • Blot with a solution of 1 cup of WHITE vinegar per 2 cups of water. Blot with lukewarm water with a white towel.
  • If stain is not completely removed, blot with hydrogen peroxide, but this may also bleach the carpet!
  • If unsuccessful:
    • Call the Bane-Clene locator service at 1-800-428-9512 (U.S. ONLY!) for a professional in your zip code area.
    • Or use our Find a Cleaner function to locate a cleaner in your area.