I need advice on getting stains out of carpet. A couple months ago someone got sick on my floor. Please help me to get the koolaid stains out of carpet before my lease is up.
We used hydrogen peroxide for stains on carpet. Get clean white cloths and Dawn dishwashing soap and water. Pour the peroxide on the cloth and gentle rib the area you might have to do this several times. Then wash and rinse real good. Do spot test if this is a solid dark carpet. You might have to repeat this but it does help get spots out.
Use selzter water. Just pour some on the stain, let it sit for 2 minutes then sponge up. Don't rub the water into the carpet. It wont help any. Dab it up with a paper towel or sponge. This helped me with some stains on the floor.
Boil some water and both slowly and carefully pour onto the spot with koolaid stain. This has removed all my koolaid stains in the past. Use of hot water will cause the koolaid stain to come out of the carpet, but remember its gotta go somewhere so use a towel to remove it as you use the water to keep it from spreading. Rubber dishwashing gloves should keep you from scaulding your hands.
I have to be honest, I was really discouraged to think that anything at all would remove the horrible koolaid stain that was sitting in front of my desk after having failed to remove it with oxyclean, bissell little green, spot shot, shout gel, and woolite oxy deep. My doubts only got worst when I ran out of chemicals to drench my carpet with: The only thing they left me with were a fresh smelling bedroom, and a horrilbe, now rosey spot - which only seems to be bigger! It turns out no chemicals were needed, just that iron trick with the blue dawn and water combo. Word of advice: take your time as it took me close to two full days to get the 12 inch diameter stain out. Be patient, and even cherry koolaid will come out.
I could not believe how the boiling water took the red koolaid stain out. Don't be afraid. Dump the whole teakettle on there after you vacuum out all you can.
By Ellen in Alaska
I used boiling water and my carpet shampooer to suck the hot water up. It did work, but be careful and don't do it TOO many times. I did and actually took some of the color of my carpet out. I guess it's better than a pink stain, though!
I mixed a small amount of dawn blue colored dish detergent with warm water and applied it to the stain. Then I put a white cloth on top of the stain and patted it with a warm (very low heat) steam iron. I repeated this procedure several times until it completely removed the koolaid stain. And it did not discolor the carpet.
By Laura K.
I just had this same problem! Our son managed to spill red koolaid in four different places in the apartment we were renting until our new house was finished being built. Wanting to get our deposit back I tried everything to get the stains out. The ONLY THING that worked was the iron trick. I took a big tub of cold water, soaked a washcloth in it, folded it in half, then laid it sopping wet over the stain. Next I laid a VERY HOT iron on top of that. Once the washcloth was kind of dry I soaked the washcloth in the cold water again to cool it off and started the process all over again. It took some time but it DID get the stains out!
Kool Aid stain in the new car: Dawn dishsoap with a warm towel over it and a hot steamy iron did the trick. The warm towel was pretty soaked. I had tried M-30, oxy magic, tide with bleach, commercial cleaner in a carpet cleaner, and peroxide. Only the steamy wet towel did the trick.
I had old kool-aid stains on my biege carpet. It was horrible, I tried everything and nothing worked. I am so happy, the wet cloth and steam ironing worked great. Carpet is like new.
By Gina Padin
Dawn worked for Gatorade.
By Dawn Lynn
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