How do I Remove a Water Stain on a Sisal Rug?

Sisal rugs are durable floor coverings made from natural plant fibers such as coconut and sea grass. Sisal rugs are stain resistant and--if cared for properly--will provide a lifetime of use. However, sisal rugs require special care and cleaning to keep them looking their best. Water that is left to sit on sisal rugs may cause a discoloration or stain on your floor covering. Fortunately, you can remove these water spots from your sisal rug with only a few simple items.

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Sisal rugs are made from natural plant fibers.

Step 1

Remove excess water from the sisal rug by blotting with paper towels. Blot the sisal rug, do not rub or scrub it.

Step 2

Vacuum your sisal rug to remove surface dirt, dust and debris.

Step 3

Apply a fine mist of cleaning solution approved for sisal rugs to the water stain. Alternatively, mist the water spot with a mixture of cool water and a mild liquid dish soap. Make sure you do not soak the rug.

Step 4

Blot the spots with a clean white cloth. Continue blotting and applying the cleaning solution until you have removed all traces of the water spots.

Step 5

Blot the sisal rug with a towel until the rug is dry.


Amanda Flanigan

Amanda Flanigan began writing professionally in 2007. Flanigan has written for various publications, including WV Living and American Craft Council, and has published several eBooks on craft and garden-related subjects. Flanigan completed two writing courses at Pierpont Community and Technical College.