Red Carpet Stains

Updated on March 02, 2010
M.F. asks from Fort Mill, SC
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Hello All,

Yesterday my darling daughters spilled RED Icee on our nearly white carpet. Being that they knew their Icee was not supposed to be in that room they failed to let me know that it was spilled.

Can anyone tell me how I can get this now dried up stain out of my carpet? I tried using dish soap and water but it just turned it pink.

Special thanks to their Nana who got the darn things in the first place!!!

Thanks in advance for your help,

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So What Happened?

Thank you all so much!!! I used the iron, water, and towel method...worked like a dream! I can't believe it actually worked. The spots that I had tried to clean up prior to asking you all didn't come up all the way but came up enough to where I don't notice it unless I am looking for it. There were a few spots that I had left alone and those came up all the way.

Had I known that the icee had been spilled right away I am confident that blotting them using the iron and water method would have gotten up the stains compleletly.

Thank You Thank You Thank You =) You saved my carpet. Even my hubby was impressed and he usually doesn't notice things like that.

Take care and God Bless!

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answers from Detroit on

Try wine away. It takes everything red out. I had a wine stain on my carpet this weekend and couldn't get it all out...sprayed it with that and boom...gone :)
I've also used it on salsa stains...hubby likes to eat in the living room.

Here's the stores where you can find it:

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answers from Minneapolis on

SOL-U-MEL. It got permanent parker out of our couch upholstery.

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answers from Detroit on

Same thing happened to me! Get some cool water old towels light colored and your iron. Poor wateronto carpet put towel down and iron it got almost alllll of it out of my carpet I was really amazed and just keep repeating it untill out. Good luck :)

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answers from Denver on

I've had good luck with Oxy Clean carpet cleaner - but I agree, call a carpet service before you do more damage than good. Sugar is tough... you can get it out, but then it comes back - grey over time... ick!



answers from Honolulu on

Try calling a carpet store... and ask them. Maybe they have professional products for stain removal.
And it depends what kind of fibers the carpet is... and if it can get wet.
There are dry or wet, applications.
Also, there are carpet stain removal "foams" as well.

in the future, only let them drink things, IN the kitchen only.
Or any treats from Nana.. or any other highly staining drinks/foods.

That is what I do.


answers from Denver on

SHOUT advanced heavy duty stains. it comes in a bottle and has a little scrubber at the end. its not expensive and it works really well. exspecially when you put a hot rag on it afterwards



answers from Detroit on

I second the recommendation for you to use Wine Away. It works great!



answers from Detroit on

use oxy clean it will get it out.



answers from Detroit on

The easiest way to get the stains out of the carpet is by using OxyClean. However it works the best if you don't try to use any other detergent, not even water before you apply the OxyClean. As it is all you can do is just apply OxyClean, leave it in for about 10 minutes, dry the spot using paper towel (please no rubbing the area because it will change the aspect of the fibers and that is not something which can be fix). After you dry the spot, give it one day and repeat process. It should clean out after you apply the Owyclean (the gel version not the poweder one) 3 or 4 times. And after the stain is gone you can just make mix some water with detergent and make soem foam with it and apply the foam on top of the area and then wipe it out with paper towel or a regular towel. Please make sure you do not rub or use warm or hot water (only cold water) because it will make it worst.
Anyhow, if you have question let me know...I worked with carpets for 20 years.

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