Removing Easter Egg Dye from Carpet

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Tips and Advice

It’s that time of year again, spring is here! We hope you had a very wonderful Easter holiday and had fun dying eggs. This is a fun activity, but if you happen to have carpet and children, there is a chance some egg dye may reach the carpet.  Don’t panic! There is a way to spot treat the stain.

As with any stains you want to act immediately. Always test a spot removing solution on a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet before applying it directly to the stain. If there is no color loss or change on the test area, it should be safe to use on the stain. You can make your own detergent solution.  Just mix 1/4 teaspoon of clear liquid dish detergent with one cup of warm water.

Apply a little of the solution to a clean dry cloth. Carefully and softly work it into the stain. Start from the edges and work your way in. Once the solution is applied to the stain, use another clean dry cloth to blot up the excess solution. Lastly add a small amount of warm water and blot the remaining moisture up. This is done to get rid of the solution residue.

You may need to repeat this last step several times to get the cleaner off the carpet. It is important to remove the solution from the carpet because it leaves behind a residue that attracts soil, dust and other dirt. Look for the absence of bubbles and shine to know when the stain has been thoroughly rinsed.

If the stain doesn’t come out immediately use the solution and warm water until the stain is lifted up. Keep in mind to be very gentle and careful not to rub the stain – only blot. The goal is to gently work in the solution and then absorb the stain into a dry cloth.

For a quick reference to this and other spot removing advice, take a look at our Floor Care & Stain Guide.

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