How to Remove Kool-Aid Stains from your Carpet.

Kids love Kool-Aid, but unfortunately your carpets don’t. How do you remove a Kool-Aid stain? Don’t worry, we have the answer here. There are a few ways it can be done by the DIY’er.  Of course you can always hire a profession like A Plus Carpet Cleaning if you don’t want to tackle the stain yourself.  With any stain removal process, first test the procedure on a small inconspicuous spot on the carpet to check for color fastness or other damage that could occur.


Using ice water for the Kool-Aid removal you will need the following:

*Ice cold water

*Clean white spotting towels

*Borax or Baking Soda

*Tooth brush or small scrub  brush (depending on size of the stain)

*Vacuum Cleaner


How to Remove the Stain:

Begin by blotting with a clean cloth to remove as much of the Kool-Aid as possible. It’s very important to BLOT throughout this entire process DO NOT SCRUB. Your goal is to “lift” the stain, not rub it into the fabric. Working from the outside of the stain towards the center will keep the stain from spreading.Spray the stain with the ice cold water.Cover the stain with boraxUse an old toothbrush to gently work the borax into the stain.Blot with clean cloth. Repeat as necessary with a clean cloth each time until no more stain appears on the cloth.When the stain is removed, wash the clothing in cold water following detergent recommendations on the care tag. You may want to air-dry the clothing to be sure the stain is not noticeable when it’s dry. If you place it in the dryer and it’s not completely gone, it will be set from the heat and impossible to remove.


…With Boiling Water

You Will Need:

Boiling WaterLarge Bowl


How to Remove the Stain:

Keep the boiling water in a tea kettle or pitcher, you will need something that you can easily pour it from.Lay the stained garment over the large bowl so the stain is centered on the bowl.Carefully pour the boiling water over the stained area and into the bowl. BE CAREFUL not to splash yourself with the hot water. As the water travels through the fabric, it will take the stain with it.Repeat as necessary until the stain is gone.When the stain is removed, wash the clothing in cold water following detergent recommendations on the care tag. You may want to air-dry the clothing to be sure the stain is not noticeable when it’s dry. If you place it in the dryer and it’s not completely gone, it will be set from the heat and impossible to remove.


…With a Hot Iron

This method will work on both fresh stains and set-in stains.


You Will Need:

IronClean white towelWaterAmmonia Spray bottle


How to Remove the Stain:

Mix a solution of 1 part water and 1 part ammonia in the spray bottle.Spray the solution on the kool-aid stain.Cover with a damp towel. Place hot, steamy iron on top of damp towel for 30 seconds.Remove the iron. The stain should be transferred to the towel.When the stain is removed, wash the clothing in cold water following detergent recommendations on the care tag. You may want to air-dry the clothing to be sure the stain is not noticeable when it’s dry. If you place it in the dryer and it’s not completely gone, it will be set from the heat and impossible to remove.


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