I’m Removing Red Kool-aid Stains from my Carpet…

Removing Red Kool-aid Stains from Carpet

After getting rid of all the Sharpie permanent marker stains, I was still stumped on getting out these red Kool-aid stains which were decorating my carpet! I got a lot of great suggestions in comments on that post though, so I thought I’d share them in a new post for everyone’s benefit.

Heather noted that:

If you catch it early, club soda will take out red koolaid. The Queen of Clean (as in Linda Cob) recommends club soda even for old kool aid stains (at lest it will make it lighter pink). She says that, after using the club soda and blotting it with a clean towel, use Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain Remover. If the stain is still set, saturate with hydrogen peroxide (which I’ve tried before and turned my carpet ORANGE, so use with care!) or undiluted lemon juice. Wait 15 minutes and blot firmly. Continue to apply, checking progress to make sure you aren’t lightening the carpet. (Taken from Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean by Linda Cobb, which Heather recommends).

Kristen has “THE red koolaid/gatorade stain getter outer”:

Mix equal amounts of ammonia and hot water. Spray the stain. Take a towel and place over the stain. Go over the towel with an iron on its highest setting and watch the stain transfer! It was amazing. I did this 5 or 6 times over the stain and it was gone. It was an old stain too! Test in an area first.

Julie used Scrubbing Bubbles to get red Kool-aid out of her granddaughter’s white shirts by spraying it on, rubbing a little, then letting it sit for 30 mins. Spray again, then wash as normal.

Have any other tips to share?? Add them in comments and I’ll update this post!

51 thoughts on “I’m Removing Red Kool-aid Stains from my Carpet…

  1. I just used the ammonia/iron trick on a horribly dark, set in koolaid stain. After about ten minutes of work, the koolaid was 100% removed from the carpet. I had tried so many professional stain removers and nothing would touch it. HOWEVER, this also took out the color of my carpet.. It was a typical beige color, and now looks like perhaps I spilled a bleach containing product on it. While I was thrilled to see the red gone, I was upset about a new eye sore on my floor. I guess this one is better than the last. Just use caution with this method and know the risk, because depending on where the stain is, it may not be worth it.

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