Spring is here and with the flowers and fresh air comes Easter. Dying Easter eggs is a fun-filled traditional activity to share with children. However, it can be stressful when that colorful dye reaches your carpet. Have no fear, we have a recipe to remove dye stains from carpet!
As soon as you realize a spill has occurred, it is important to act! The longer a stain goes untreated, the harder it is to remove. Use paper towels or a clean rag to absorb as much of the dye as possible. Blot the stain, do not rub it.
It is important to follow the measurements for the ingredients below. Heavier concentrations of cleaners will not help, but could have negative outcomes for your carpet! Mix as directed.
To clean a dye stain that has just happened, it is best to use the soap and water route.
Mix 1 teaspoon of clear (fragrance-free and dye-free) dish detergent per one cup of luke warm water. Rinse with lukewarm water. The area may need to be rinsed several times. If the area is not rinsed properly it can cause dirt to stick to the fibers; which will cause rapid spoiling.
For tougher stains, rather than use the mix above, try this ammonia-based solution. Mix one tablespoon of ammonia per one cup of water. Test this in an inconspicuous area first, as ammonia can cause a color change to the carpet.
Have you found this advice helpful but need guidance on even more types of stains? We have a large reference on our website for Floor Care and Stains. If you can’t find the help you need on our site, please feel free to contact us or come into one of our locations! We are always happy to help.