Q. What is the best way to remove red dye from a carpet?
A. I’ve never found the miracle cure. Normally, a two-part red stain remover from a reputable carpet cleaning supply firm will produce the best results. However, most honest carpet cleaners admit not all stains will come out.
One problem occurs when a red stain has been cleaned with other solutions. A two-part dye remover requires mixing according to label, applying moderately to the stain and then placing a damp towel followed by a steam iron. This heat transfer process is also capable of removing some of the “permanent” dye from the carpet. Instead of a red stain, now you have a light stain in the carpet.
With super-effective compounds, be sure to pre-test in an inconspicuous area. Try not to assume ownership of THEIR stain. You are only there to determine if your corrective process works on their spill and their carpet fiber.
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