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Cleaning Kool-Aid Stains from Carpet

The thought of kids drinking Kool-aid on the carpet is enough to make any parent cringe. Those brightly colored stains are hard to remove. This is a guide about cleaning Kool-aid stains from carpet.

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January 16, 2009 Flag
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I spilled Hawaiian punch on my carpet and it dried a big red stain into my carpet. I tried resolve and spot shot and neither got them out by themselves. I found this website. Although it seems I couldn't find the original post. Here's how I got it out:

  1. Put dish soap and water on the stain and let it set for about a minute.

  2. Take a white t shirt and put it over the stain. Use the very edges so that you can repeat this step by using all the surface area of the t-shirt.

  3. Take hot iron and run it over the t-shirt that is over the stain. you will start to notice the stain transferring onto the t-shirt. In my case, at the end of this procedure, my t -shirt was almost completely red and it also took out a lot of dirt that one might not notice.

Repeat these steps until it is all gone. It's like magic!

By John

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September 14, 2010 Flag
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How do I get Kool-Aid stains out of my carpet?

By Stacey from Strathmore, Alberta

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September 16, 20100 found this helpful
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The best way I know is to use your steam iron. Wet a white towel and wring it nearly dry. Turn your iron on the highest steam setting. Place the wet towel over the rug stain, then hold the iron a little above the towel and steam away. You may need to do this several times to get the entire stain out. You should be able to see the stain move from the rug into the wet cloth.

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September 16, 20100 found this helpful

Try a product called Incredible. I buy it at my grocery store. Good luck!

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August 31, 2011 Flag
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How do I get Kool-Aid stains out of carpet?

By Patti from Pearson, GA

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1/4 tsp. mild liquid dishwashing detergent with 1 cup of lukewarm water.

Blot the solution onto the stain. Work from the edges of the stain toward the center of the stain to ensure that you are not spreading it. Gently agitate rather than rub the stain and reapply solution as necessary. Keep blotting with a white cloth. If that does not work then use:

1 cup of white vinegar with 2 cups of water.

Keep blotting the area with a white cloth until the stain no longer transfers onto the white cloth, not rubbing but pressing.

If this is not helping, then make up an ammonia solution, remember never to use any kind of bleach with ammonia, not even on a spot that had bleach on it. You could hurt yourself by the fumes.

Mix 1 Tbsp. of ammonia with 1 cup of water if the stain is still visible. Sometimes ammonia will lighten the carpet a touch.

Blessings, Robyn

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August 22, 2011 Flag
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How do I get a red Kool-Aid stain out of my carpet?

By LaRena713 from Galesburg, MI

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I use oxyclean with good results, and a scrub brush.

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March 20, 2012 Flag
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I've got two big red stains in my carpet. I don't know what it is, Kool-aid or some kind of red drink

By Olga

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March 21, 20120 found this helpful

I have had good success using vinegar to remove old wine stains.

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January 20, 2011 Flag
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How do I remove a red Kool-Aid stain from carpet?

Maury-RN from Hixson, TN

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Koolaid Stain out of Carpet

I used the steam iron and damp towel after I sprayed the stain with a water and a little dish liquid and it

worked! After about 3 times, the stain just disappeared! Thanks so much. (08/25/2007)

By Jai

Koolaid Stain out of Carpet

I used the iron and sprayed it with Grease Lightning prior and let it set for 15 minutes. It all came out! And it

was a 4 hour old Kool-Aid stain! I am so amazed! It took about 15 minutes of the iron over the towel trick, but it

worked and every little bit came out! Thanks. (01/29/2008)

By yowsers!

Koolaid Stain out of Carpet

The stain got lighter, but it's still there. My suggestion is to go and buy new carpet!
(06/15/2008)

By lmanso from Snellville, GA

Koolaid Stain out of Carpet

The steam iron works. Don't mix too much Dawn with water, about 10 parts water to 1 Dawn, it can take color out

of carpet. To recolor go to hobby/craft shop and buy color pen inks (like a Sharpie). One brand is Prismacolor.

They're used to color cloth craft projects. You will need several color combo's to match rug and "clear blender"

color to blend. Lasts about two years on rug even with rug cleaner. (08/14/2008)

By Don w

Red Stain out of White Carpet

Water spilled over onto a red velvet tree skirt this Christmas and then soaked the carpet behind the tree with red

dye. Although I noticed it when it was still wet, it was after the tree was decorated and in place, so rather than

move the tree and deal with it then, I waited, three weeks. I took the tree down today and there the spot was in

its dark pink glory.

I got out the Bissell and all the chemicals I could find, including peroxide, baking soda, alcohol, and various

carpet cleaners. I went over the spot for three hours with that approach, which resulted in an improvement,

however, there was still a faint pink area on my white carpet. I went to the internet and searched for help and

found this site. Amen! I applied stick Spray N Wash because that was all I had, a white t-shirt and hot iron.

Within 20 minutes, the stain disappeared. Amazing. Thank you. (01/03/2009)

By Susan

Koolaid Stain out of Carpet

I have no idea what the stain was on my off white Berber carpet, I just knew there was this dried magenta red

mess. I tried special carpet stain remover, laundry stain remover and no effect. I read these posts and figured I

had nothing to lose. To my amazement, it worked! I love Dawn, but didn't have any, so I just used Safeway store

brand. This will be one tip I will remember and share with all my friends. (12/14/2010)

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November 8, 2010 Flag
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How do you get red Kool-aid out of carpet?

By ajax from Bloomington, IN

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September 28, 2010 Flag
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How can I get red Kool-Aid stains out of the carpet?

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July 20, 2010 Flag
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How do I remove red Kool-aid stains from carpet?

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June 24, 2010 Flag
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I am looking for info on getting red punch Kool-Aid stain out of white upholstery.

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June 12, 2010 Flag
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I have a red Kool-Aid stain that I have already used a carpet cleaner on. What else can I use to get the stain out of my carpet?

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May 11, 2010 Flag
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How do I clean red Kool Aid out of white carpet?

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April 11, 2010 Flag
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We recently bought a condo, unfortunately the people living before us left red Kool-aid stains in the beige carpet. I have been trying for 6 months to clean it with little luck, any suggestions?

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March 2, 2010 Flag
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How can I remove red Kool-Aid from a beige carpet?

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January 3, 2010 Flag
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I need to know how to get red Kool aid out of my carpet.

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August 12, 2009 Flag
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How do you get red Kool Aid out of carpet? It is on beige carpet, I have tried everything to clean it up.

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June 16, 2009 Flag
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How do I remove red Kool Aid stain from carpet?

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April 28, 2009 Flag
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How do I remove red Kool-aid from carpet?

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March 31, 2009 Flag
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How do you remove red Kool-aid stains from carpet?

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December 2, 2008 Flag
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I am needing help in getting red kool-aid and soda out of my carpet I have tried hydrogen peroxide and its not helping.

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