Where it makes fond memories and big messes, Easter Egg dyeing is a tradition past down from the generations. You will likely find some dye splatters on carpets, rugs, upholstery, as well as tile and grout, no matter if you are tackling the project, or it was a recent affair. There are some cases where you will need to involve more steps that we at Tough Carpet Cleaning would like to share for a multi-surface approach, though you can blot it out if getting to the dye immediately.
How Do You Get Easter Egg Dye Out of Carpet?
1) Before you get to work on the carpets, upholstery, rugs, and grout all need to undergo a patch test, and make sure to do it in an inconspicuous area. Though it does have a natural lightening affect hydrogen peroxide is the solution of choice, safely and effectively remove the Easter Egg Dye. It can fade out the color you are treating when there is enough time to strip color molecules, or the potency is strong enough. Do not skip the patch test, to make certain the surface you are treating will not be compromised.
2) In a spray bottle, pour the 3% hydrogen peroxide as it can help you better control the application on the targeted area. Moderately mist the places the Easter Egg dye has come into contact with rugs, carpeting, upholstery or the tile and grout.
3) For up to 5 minutes, let the peroxide soak into the dye. Particularly if the surface has not been properly sealed, most of these surfaces are prone to moisture damage so it is important to not oversaturate.
4) A toothbrush may better treat porous textures, such as grout for example. be sure to rinse it out well with cool water and it is well rung out as you blot out the dye with your brush or cloth, the dye will transfer to your implement, once cloth or toothbrush is encumbered with the dye.
5) Use a water-damp cloth to eliminate the soap residues after the dye is removed, use a soapy-water damp cloth to wipe away the peroxide residues.
6) With a clean, dry towel, be sure to wipe away residual moisture.
7) To effectively remove the Easter Egg Dye, you may need to repeat these steps.
Cautionary Carpet Stain Removal Notes
1) It can cause the dye to set into the fibers, never use hot water while treating your carpets, rugs and upholstery. As mentioned, never oversaturate the treated area, and use a dry towel to blot the moisture in between applications and rinsing if necessary.
2) Always err on the side of caution when working with hydrogen peroxide. The surface can be caused to lighten due to too much exposure to the peroxide. It would be better to leave the peroxide for a minute or two and reapply later if it was not enough, instead of causing irreversible color alterations.
3) Be sure to avoid scrubbing and rubbing techniques to avoid further staining, and only use blotting techniques while you treat the upholstery, rugs, or carpeting.