You can get quite a lot of stains when you spill red Kool-Aid on your light-colored carpets. Fortunately, there are some effective tips for getting rid of red Kool-Aid stains from carpets. Kool-Aid in red flavors, such as strawberry, cherry, or other red flavors, contains a very strong dye. Because it is such a bold shade, it can stain fabrics and carpets very quickly. Additionally, if the drink has soaked into the carpet fibers, it will be even more difficult to remove. With patience and perseverance, however, you can remove red Kool-Aid stains from your carpet.
🧴 First, let’s prepare some DIY solutions:
There are two versions you can choose from, depending on your preferences. Mixing 2 cups of warm water with 1/4 teaspoon of dish soap would be one solution. If you don’t want to use soap, you can mix 2 cups of warm water with 2 cups of ammonia instead.
🧽 With your solution in hand, let’s move on to the cleaning process:
◾ The first step is to dampen the stain with your homemade DIY solution. Be careful not to fully soak the carpet, as a wet stain could spread.
◾ Next, cover the stain completely with a white towel. Depending on the size of your stain, you might need more towels so make sure you spread them all over the stain.
◾ Then, with your iron on low heat, start pressing it lightly on top of the towel. In addition, avoid pressing down too hard as you might burn your carpet.
◾ After about 3 minutes, check the towel’s underside. It should have a pink stain due to the heat of the iron which breaks down the dye. As a result, your stains will wick up through the carpet, so a white towel is really necessary here.
◾ Continue this process until no more white towel is left on the underside. You have completely removed the red Kool-Aid stain.
◾ When no more color is showing up on the towel, rub the area with another fresh towel so you can restore the carpet’s fluff.
◾ Last but not least, vacuum the carpet to completely dry it.
In spite of the fact that this technique is extremely effective, it may actually take multiple attempts because it depends on how large the stain is and what type of carpet you have. However, you must be patient and don’t rush by increasing the iron’s heat or pressing too hard.