How to Clean & Remove Food Coloring from Easter Egg Dye from Carpet in Anaheim, CA

Easter egg dye is commonly found in many households during this time of year. The artsy project, whether you do it yourself or let the kids have at it, creates splatters, drips, splashes, and spills which typically land anywhere in the proximity. Walls, carpets, tile, rugs, wood flooring, linoleum, upholstery, and other such places are subjected to contact with Easter egg dye. If you respond quickly and depending on the surface, you can quickly wipe it away before it stains. However, porous materials and time could cause the dye to become a stain. With the help of hydrogen peroxide, you can lift the dye out of these surfaces but there are precautions you must take when using hydrogen peroxide. At this time, we at Leading Carpet Cleaning would like to discuss using 3% Hydrogen Peroxide to remove the Easter egg dye around the house.

Tips for Removing Easter Egg Dye from Carpet

1) It is important to perform a patch test on any surface you use peroxide to remove the dye. Hydrogen is a bleaching agent that will strip color from the areas you are treating if it left on long enough or the potency is strong. Dab peroxide in an inconspicuous area for five minutes to ensure it does not lighten the surface you are treating.
2) For easy application, pour the peroxide in a clean, empty spray bottle. If you do not have one, you can sponge the peroxide on with a cotton ball or white cloth.
3) For up to five minutes, let the peroxide sit on the dye. Be especially diligent on surfaces that do not do well with moisture exposure such as wood flooring to avoid ill effects. Additionally, be cautious on the non-sealed materials. Do not leave the peroxide unsupervised.
4) To get into the crevices of textured surfaces, use a toothbrush soaked in hydrogen peroxide to work the hard to reach them. Hard surfaces such as walls, tile, wood floor, linoleum, etc can be wiped clean and the areas that are fabric such as carpets, upholstery, rugs, etc. should be blotted with damp white cloths. After the dye is absorbed into the rag, follow up with a damp cloth.
5) Use soapy water to dampen another cloth to make sure the peroxide residue is thoroughly removed from the surface. Rinse clean with a water damp cloth.
6) Make sure the treated areas is completely dry.
7) Repeat until dye is removed.

Additional Floor Cleaning Tips:

1) If you are unclear how long to leave the hydrogen peroxide on the dye, err on the side of caution and do not exceed 5 minutes. If it is left too long you can permanently lighten the color of the surface you are treating. If you remove it too soon a simple reapplication can be done easily enough.
2) Hardwood floors that are not adequately sealed may require a bit of sanding with fine grit paper until the dye is gone. Afterwards, you will have to stain and refinish the area. If you do not know how to do this, we recommend a professional service to ensure you do not damage your wood floor.
3) Pre-dampening a clean cloth with water and then applying peroxide to the damp cloth to scrub the Easter egg dye away can help you avoid water marks on hardwood flooring. Be sure to use different areas of the cloth as the dye transfers to the cloth and make sure the wood floor is completely dry.
4) Only blot carpets, rugs, and upholstery do not wipe; scrub or rub the stain. The area should be damp, not wet; over saturation can cause moisture damage. Never use hot water when treating the dye and only use white rags, cloths, or towels.

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If the Easter egg dye is proving to be a challenge, call Leading Carpet Cleaning to remove the Easter egg dye from the various surfaces and our experts will get it done. Contact us today!

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