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

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Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels

  • Vacuum

  • Spray bottle

  • Cleaning solution approved for sisal rugs

  • Mild liquid dish soap (optional)

  • White cloths

  • Towel


Blot spills as soon as they happen to prevent stains from setting into the rug.


Do not steam-clean sisal rugs. Do not allow your sisal rug to become saturated with liquid.

Sisal rugs are made from natural plant fibers.
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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.


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.


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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.