How to Remove Kool Aid Stains

Kool-Aid can be a culprit for creating horrific carpet stains on all sorts of carpeting, however with the right treatments, you can remove Kool-Aid carpet stains from even white carpet. 


How to remove Kool-Aid stains from carpet Method #1

  1. Blot—don't scrub—the stain to remove excess liquid.
  2. Mix 1 cup warm water with ½ tsp mild liquid dishwashing detergent, such as Dawn. (Dishwasher and laundry detergents can be too strong and leave residue on carpets.)
  3. Apply mixture to the stain, starting from the outside and working your way in. Blot with towel.
  4. If the stain remains, repeat steps 1-3, or try one of the following methods.
  5.  If the stain is gone, rinse with cold water and blot.

How to remove Kool-Aid stains from carpet Method #2

  1. Mix 1 cup white vinegar with 2 cups water and apply to the stain. Blot with towel.
  2. If the stain remains, repeat steps 1-2, or try one of the other methods.
  3.  If the stain is gone, rinse with cold water and blot.

 

How to remove Kool-Aid stains from carpet Method #3

  1. Mix 1 tbsp ammonia with 1 cup water. Apply to the stain and blot.  It is especially important with ammonia mixtures to do a test spot in an inconspicuous area, as ammonia can lighten carpets.
  2. If the stain remains, repeat step 1, or try one of the other methods.
  3.  Once the stain is gone, rinse with cold water and blot.

How to remove Kool-Aid stains from carpet Method #4

  1. Apply a commercial cleaning solution such as Scrubbing Bubbles.
  2.  As with the other methods, once the stain is gone, rinse with cold water and blot with a towel.

How to remove Kool-Aid stains from carpet Method #5

  1. Cover the stain with club soda and blot with a towel.
  2. If the stain remains, apply fresh lemon juice and blot some more.
  3. If the stain remains, repeat steps 1-2 or try another of the above methods.
  4. Once the stain is gone, rinse with cold water and blot.