removing carpet stain

Food colouring dropped on your carpet, what to do?

foodcolourExciting times, making a cake for your daughters birthday, go to mix the food colouring into the icing and the unthinkable happens!

You have just knocked the food colouring off the bench and onto the living room floor, the carpeted floor.

What do you do?
Don’t Panic
Quick! Remove that stain NOW.

The sooner you attend to the stain, the greater your chance of keeping your carpet in good condition. Remember, the longer the stain has to set, the harder it will be to get it out.

Remove the stain right away!

Food colouring is a dye that is safe to eat. Food companies use it to make their product look good, but remember it is a dye. If you spilled food colouring onto your carpet, you are basically just poured dye on it but don’t worry! You can try getting the stain out before hiring a professional cleaner.

Here’s how to get food colouring out of your carpet:

  • Using a paper towel, gently blot any excess spill. Make sure you blot don’t rub as you don’t want to make the stain worse or spread it.
  • Make a solution. Use one tablespoon white vinegar, one tablespoon liquid dishwashing detergent and two cups of warm water.

If the food colouring is red, use ammonia instead of vinegar. Pour this solution into a white, clean cloth and sponge it onto your carpet. Dab the carpet dry with a paper towel. You may repeat the process until no stain can be seen on your carpet.

  • Using a rubbing alcohol, sponge any remaining stain. Don’t forget to wipe it dry with a paper towel.
  • Pile a bunch of paper towels where the stain used to be. Weigh down the paper with a heavy object – a pile of books perhaps. This will help absorb all the moisture that is left.
  • Sprinkle a little carpet freshener or bi carb soda to make your carpet smell fresh again.

Fast action is essential to limit the amount of damage that food colouring can do to your carpet.

Call for help, you will probably need to hire a professional cleaner to make sure all the stain has been removed and there is no long term effect to your carpet.

Food colouring dropped on your carpet, what to do?

Contact Country Life Carpet Care as soon as possible. We offer professional carpet cleaning at an affordable price! Ring us now and let us help you.


3 steps on how to remove coffee stains on your carpet

coffeeNothing wakes you up in the morning like that of a nice cup of coffee.

Coffee makes you feel alive, but before caffeine does its job, you’ve spilt your coffee.

Oh,  no it’s on your carpet!

You are still half-asleep and that can lead to accidents such as spilling your coffee but don’t worry! You don’t have to say goodbye to coffee just to make sure your carpet remains clean and stain free. Coffee stain on your carpet can be removed easily – especially if you know how to do it. Whether it’s a black coffee, with milk and sugar here’s how:

Blot up the coffee stain

You can use a clean cloth or a paper towel. Blot as much as coffee of the coffee and as soon as possible. Do this until there’s no more coffee transfers onto it. Remember, blot, don’t rub.

Pour a small amount of cold water

Use another clean piece of cloth and continue to blot the coffee stain, this time add some cold water. However, make sure you don’t over saturate your carpet. You use water to dilute the coffee stain, not to spread the coffee.

Decide how you treat the stain

It’s essential to use the right carpet stain removal. Remember, different carpet requires different carpet stain removal. Some carpets are made from natural fibers such as wool. This type of carpets can be sensitive to some liquid stain removers so take a mental note on this.

To try a certain stain remover product, try it on a hidden spot on your carpet like behind the door or under furniture and see how it works. If in doubt, call a professional carpet cleaner and ask for or let them remove the coffee stain for you.

The most important thing is to act fast.

How to remove coffee stains on your carpet?

Follow these above steps and say goodbye to coffee stains but not on your favourite cup of coffee!For your carpet cleaning needs, contact Country Life Carpet Care. Ring us now and get your free quote today.