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Remove Soy Sauce From Your Carpet & Upholstery Easily

Soy sauce is a delicious addition to many dishes, but its dark and stubborn stains can be a nightmare when they end up on your carpet or upholstery couches.

Whether it's an accidental spill or a wayward dip of your sushi, fear not! We've explained how to remove a lot of different stains on our blog from ketchup stain removal to olive oil dissipation.

In this blog, we'll guide you through effective techniques to remove soy sauce stains from your carpet and upholstery, ensuring your home stays pristine and stain-free.

Removing Soy Sauce Stains from Carpet & Upholstery Couches

To remove soy sauce from carpet and upholster couches, blot the stain with cold water and a paper towel. make and use a mixture of mild detergent and warm water on the stained area to remove it. Apply baking soda to soak the moisture up and remove the bad odour too. Allow to air dry.

For a more in depth answer, read below:

Step 1: Act Quickly

Prompt action is crucial when it comes to soy sauce stains. Blot the stain immediately with a clean cloth or paper towels to absorb as much of the sauce as possible.

Remember to blot gently and avoid rubbing, as this can spread the stain.

Step 2: Blot with Cold Water

Once you've removed the excess soy sauce, dampen a clean cloth with cold water and gently blot the stain.

Cold water helps prevent the stain from setting further. Continue blotting until you've removed as much of the stain as possible.

Step 3: Create a Cleaning Solution

For synthetic carpet fibres, create a DIY cleaning solution by mixing one teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap with one cup of warm water. Stir the solution gently until the soap is dissolved. For natural fibre carpets, consult a professional cleaner to avoid damaging the fibres.

Step 4: Apply the Cleaning Solution

Dampen a clean cloth with the cleaning solution and gently blot the stained area. Work from the outside of the stain towards the centre, gradually lifting the soy sauce from the carpet fibers. Avoid scrubbing, as it may damage the carpet.

Step 5: Rinse and Blot

Using a separate clean cloth dampened with cold water, gently blot the area to rinse away the soap residue.

Continue blotting until you've removed all traces of the cleaning solution.

Step 6: Dry the Area

Allow the carpet or couch to air dry completely before using the area. Open windows or use fans to expedite the drying process.

Avoid walking on the damp carpet to prevent any additional staining or damage.

Removing Soy Sauce Stains from Upholstery Couches

When removing soy sauce from your couch, there are a few extra important bits of information to consider:

Down the sides: If it has gone down the side of your couch, having a thin soft bristles brush is probably necessary. This is to ensure that you can agitate the soy sauce thoroughly enough to bring it to the surface, ready to be wiped away.

Fabrics to watch out for: Suede and velvet are more delicate than other types of upholstery sofas. With that being the case, you may well want to hire a professional to do the job for you. They will have specialist products and professional techniques only possible with certain equipment. You can try it yourself but you run the risk of fading the colour and material.

Foam Cushions: It's possible that your soy sauce spillage went into the foam cushion if it was a lot. If that's the case, the smell will linger. Read our blog on how deep clean the foam cushions to get that smell out.


Soy sauce spills may seem like a disaster for your carpet and upholstery couches, but with prompt action and the right techniques, you can effectively remove these stubborn stains.

Remember to act quickly, blot gently, and use appropriate cleaning solutions.

By following these steps, your carpet and upholstery will be restored to their original, stain-free beauty, allowing you to enjoy your favourite soy sauce-infused meals worry-free.

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