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Kool-Aid stains in carpet! HELP!!!

I think the title explains it.


Asked by Jerbear_1974 at 8:32 AM on Feb. 13, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • My husband is a professional carpet cleaner - over 15 years. Here's how we get our red/orange stains out:

    Things you need: Ammonia, spray bottle, white cotton cloth, iron (one that you will use solely for taking up stains. It can be a cheapy $7 one)

    - Fill the bottle with 3/4 hot water and 1/4 ammonia. Shake.

    - Soak the white cloth and squeeze out excess. - Spray the stain with ammonia/water and cover with the damp cloth.

    - Turn the iron all the way to high heat and press down on the damp cloth. The dye will transfer from the carpet to the cloth. You may have to repeat, but it will work every time.


    Answer by happy1mom at 11:09 AM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • you can get this really good stuff from the dollar store called awesome. its yellow spray it on then wipe up with wet rag. works good on any thing and clothes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:44 AM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • Oxy clean should work, it gets kool aid out of clothes so it should from carpet too

    Answer by mommyBrooke849 at 8:58 AM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • ok, if that works, please let me know, i have McDonald's orange soda spilled on my van's carpet and have tried for 9 months to get it out with every product i can think of with no luck!

    Answer by neenee32 at 10:30 AM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • Forgot to add that it may smell funny, but that's ok. Don't worry, you won't burn the carpet if you keep the iron on the damp cloth.

    Also, keep the iron pressed down for a few seconds at a time. If you have to repeat, be sure to re-dampen the cloth.

    Answer by happy1mom at 11:11 AM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • every mom should have oxy-clean
    its a mommys savior.

    Answer by bronxcouture at 5:52 PM on Feb. 13, 2009