With Easter around the corner you may be planning activities that bring the joy of the holiday into your home. One tradition we all embrace is the dyeing of boiled eggs that we like to hide for our little ones to find. With the activity of dyeing these eggs, we risk the chance of the dye dripping or falling onto our upholstery, rugs, and carpets. If this occurs, you must act fast and be ready to remove the dye from your carpet and thereby prevent the dye from soaking deep into the fabric. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry will share how you can clean the dye from your carpets, rugs or upholstery.
Clean Carpet Stains Fast
Again, the first step when it comes to removing the dye is to clean it as soon as it happens. The longer the dye soaks in, the worse and harder the dye is to remove. Make sure during this dyeing party of yours, you keep an eye out for accidents. As soon as the dye or stain is discovered, prepare a cleaning mixture. Mix together a cleaning solution of 1/2 part lukewarm water and ½ tsp of liquid dish soap. Liquid dish soap should only be used. Automatic dishwasher soap or laundry soap should not be used in this case. With the mixture complete, use a white dish cloth to blot at the dye. We stress blotting at the dye. Do not scrub or use a colored cloth to clean any stain on both accounts. Colored cloth and scrubbing just make the stain worse. While you’re blotting at the stain with the soap and water mixture, alternate between blotting with the soap and pressing down with a dry white cloth to begin absorbing up the soapy liquid. Continue to alternate between the cleaner and the dry cloth until the dye is out of the carpet.
How to Remove Dye from Carpet with Ammonia
If the dye still remains in the carpet, upholstery, or rug then you will need to take the next step. You will want to create a mixture of 1 cup of water with 1 tablespoon of ammonia. Mix the two together in a bowl or spray bottle. Before you jump into cleaning the stain, test it in an area where it won’t be seen in the event the fabric discolors. If the test shows that the fabric reacts properly without any discoloration, then proceed to use it on the stain. Spray or sponge with the mixture, then blot it up with a white cloth. Continue to blot at the stain until it begins to fade. Once the stain has faded away, use water and blot at the area again as you rinse the ammonia out of the fabric. Use a dry white cloth to absorb the remaining water out of the carpet.
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Heart of Texas Chem-Dry warns you about the dangers of these Easter traditions and how they can wreak havoc on your upholstery, rugs and carpets. When an accident occurs, make sure you tend to the stain quickly to ensure that you can remove it before it becomes permanent. If you find this coming Easter holiday that you need your carpet, flooring or your fabric or leather furniture cleaned, contact Heart of Texas Chem-Dry today.