How to remove red Kool Aid from carpets

February 26, 2012

I think when it comes to getting stains out of carpet nothing strikes fear into peoples hearts more than Red Kool Aid or kids drinks. We all know the manufacturers add a dye to get it red, green, purple, or what ever the color may be. The real problem is when this drink is spilled on your carpet the dye gets absorbed into the carpet fibers creating one tough stain to get out. I’ve had professional carpet cleaners tell me it’s impossible to get this dye out of the carpet once it’s on it. This isn’t true. If you use the right product, and you know a few tricks, you can pull the stain out of the carpet without damaging the color of the carpet. I’m sure there’s a few great products out there that will do this, but I’ve had the best luck with Juice Out manufactured by Core Products out of Texas. If you catch the spot early, blot as much of the Kool Aid as possible out of the carpet. Apply the Juice Out, and work it towards the center of the stain so as not to spread it. Have absorbent towels handy to blot the stain out of the carpet. After it’s out flush the carpet with water so you don’t leave a chemical residue in your carpet. If you have an old stain, or this doesn’t work don’t despair. You will just use the heat transfer method. This works on really tough stains. Rather than go into a lengthy explanation click here to watch a short video of how this is done. You’ll need the Juice Out, an iron, and a couple of damp dish towels. Believe me when I tell you this really works. If your friends have small children your popularity just went up big time.

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