This video shows how easy it is to get out Kool-Aid, red juice and other colored stains, without harming your carpet. Visit Kool-Aid, Juice and Dye Stain Remover for product information.
Below are directions and common questions that follow the video on this process.
Red beverages have dyes in them that bond to the carpet fiber in a very strong way, making most methods of spot removal very difficult. You can use so-called miracle spot removers all you want, but unless you get to the spot immediately after it happens, chances are the dye in the beverage will bond to the carpet. If you have a hand held spot remover, you have a very good chance of removing the spot right away, using just hot water, but if the spot dries and the red is left in the carpet, the spot is now a STAIN and will require special cleaning to remove it.
Here is exactly what you need to do to get out unsightly Kool-Aid or red beverage stains from your carpet.
Step 1: You will want to use the right chemical to get the stain out. We use a product called Kool-Aid, Juice and Dye Stain Remover that is specifically designed to get out Kool-Aid, juice and red beverage stains. It does a fast and easier job than other methods. We use it everyday.
Step 2: Get yourself several white, clean, terry cloth towels depending on how big of a stain you have. The bigger the stain, the more towels you will need. These MUST be white.
Step 3: Apply a liberal amount of the Kool-Aid, Juice & Dye Stain Remover over the stained area.
Step 4: Place a wet, folded and clean terry cloth towel over the stain. When I say “wet” I am referring to a towel that has been put under warm water and rung out very slightly, leaving a liberal amount of water in the towel.
Step 5: Next, you will need a steam iron filled with water and placed on low to medium low setting. Place the iron over the folded towel. Don’t worry, you will not burn the carpet. Press firmly on the wet towel and let the steam pull the red dye stain into the towel. Keep the iron on the spot at least 2 minutes and check you progress frequently.
Step 6: As the iron steams out the red dye, it will turn your towel red or whatever color the stain was. Either rinse out the towel and replace it on the stain or put a new terry cloth towel over the stain and repeat this procedure until the stain is gone.
Step 7: Spray the area with hot water that you just cleaned and use another DRY terry cloth towel to blot up the excess water. This will rinse the area and neutralize the cleaning process.
That’s it!! You did it. If you need to, save this post for future reference.
Q: I read you can use dish washing liquid. Is that true?
A. Yes and no. You can use dish washing liquid but the end result is often disappointing since the soap residue collects and creates a gray spot over time. If you can invest a few dollars, why not go the safe route and get the chemical that is formulated to do the job.
Q: I’m affraid I will burn the carpet. How can I prevent this?
A. Easy. Follow our instructions and you will have no problems. You see, carpet is very durable and it takes a tremendous amount of intense heat before the fiber will burn or melt. A low or medium low setting along with a double folded terry cloth with prevent this. We have done this method hundreds of times without problem.
Q. Are there other products I can use?
A. I think there are more. I recommend the Kool-Aid, Juice & Dye Stain Remover because it has proven reliable and easy to use over the years.
Please leave your comment as to how this method has worked for you. As you can see, there are many comments that have been left that testify to the cleaning power of this method. If you have any questions during your spot removal, feel free to give us a call at 701-306-7026.