Red carpet stains are difficult and almost impossible to remove. You may try using store bought cleaners but the stain isn’t even budging out of your carpet. Give these household ingredients a try.
This works well when you catch it early, but can be effective even on old Kool-Aid stain. Pouring Club Soda (preferably still carbonated and not flat) as soon as possible will work to bring the stain out of your carpet completely. Just pour a generous amount of club soda onto the stain, let it fizz, and blot it up again with a clean dry towel. repeat until the stain is gone.
Pour the peroxide over a small portion of the stain and wait 15 minutes and blot. Check and make sure it doesn’t lighten your carpet if it doesn’t then proceed to pour peroxide over the entire stain and wait another 15 min.
Like the hydrogen peroxide, you are going to want to test a spot on your carpet before completely dousing the stain in lemon juice. It may lighten your carpet. If not, pour over stain and let sit for 5-10 min. Take a sponge and blot clean. If still no luck try mixing the lemon juice with detergent. Mix equal parts water and lemon juice with a splash of detergent in a spray bottle. Shake and spray.
Ammonia and hot water
Mix a 1:1 ration of ammonia and hot water in a spray bottle. make enough to coat the stain at least once but preferably 2-3 times. take a white towel and place over the stain. go over the towel with an iron on its highest setting and watch the stain transfer! it may take 5 or 6 times over the stain for it to completely disappear. It even works on old stains, but try to work as soon as possible. Still take the time to test an area of your carpet to make sure you don’t melt or scorch your carpet.
The trick is working fast and efficiently. The moment you spill some wine on your rug or when your child drops a glass of Kool-aid onto the carpet- have these mixtures on hand and get ready to use them to successfully remove tough, red carpet stains. I’ve everything and the stain is still there! Call a professional carpet cleaning company. Swift Flooring Services can help get these stains out and keep your carpets looking like new.
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