Kool-Aid has been around for almost a century and is loved by kids (of all ages) and that means that Kool-aid stains have been around for just as long. No matter how hard you try to avoid them chances are if you are a parent or grandparent you will have to deal with them sooner or later.
Kool-Aid is famous for not only being a delicious and refreshing drink but as a culprit for creating some pretty terrible carpet stains on all sorts of carpeting, however with the proper treatments, you’ll be able to remove Kool-Aid carpet stains from your carpet and even your white sofa. Here are some simple techniques to use to remove those tough stains caused by the colored drink:
First, you’ll want to get as much of the spilled liquid up as possible. To do this place a clean white towel over the area and gently blot the stain until dry. You should never rub the stain since this will usually make it more difficult to remove and could even cause your carpet padding to become saturated.
Next, you can try making a mixture of distilled white vinegar, Dawn dish liquid, and water in a spray bottle. Simply add 1/4 cup of the white vinegar along with 1 tbsp. of Dawn dish soap to a small spray bottle then fill with water. Spray the area well and let it soak in for around 5-10 minutes. Once the mixture has had a chance to work use a clean white towel to blot the area until the stain is removed. You may have to repeat the process to get the entire stain out.
You can also find some good stain removal products at many retailers such as Target and Home Depot. These stain removal products can be very beneficial in removing many types of carpet stains and they will usually work on upholstery as well. These include BISSELL® Carpet Cleaning Formulas, RESOLVE® Carpet Cleaners, and even OxiClean®. If you have a particularly stubborn stain, use one of these as directed and then follow up with the vinegar spritz method until the stain has completely vanished. Always make sure that you test a small area of the carpet or upholstery first to assure there will be no reaction or negative impact from using any of these substances.