Dying Easter eggs is a favorite holiday activity for many kids and their parents too. This is a simple process that doesn’t require much time but creates lifelong memories of family fun while making beautiful Easter eggs together. In order to dye Easter eggs, people can use commercial or homemade dyes. But, regardless of the dye that is used, accidents can happen and as a result of that, the upholstery and carpet get stained. Dying eggs is a fun time but not so fun when the dye gets on carpet or upholstery. Don’t panic if an accident occurs because we have a quick and easy guide to remove Easter egg dye from carpet and upholstery.
There are a few ways to achieve this goal, but the simplest one involves some ordinary items that you can find in your home like dish soap for example. Before we go into details, it is important to mention that it is crucial to act as fast as possible because the longer these stains stay the harder it will be to remove them.
How to Remove Easter Egg Dye
Step 1 – As we said before, you’ll need some water and dish soap. Take half a teaspoon of dish soap liquid and mix it with half a cup of warm water. Stay away from automatic dishwasher liquid. Avoid laundry detergent too because they can be too harsh for the upholstery or the carpet.
Step 2 – Next, rub this solution slowly on the affected area. Use a clean white cloth for this activity. You will probably want to scrub the area but don’t this because you risk damage. Do it slowly and gently.
Step 3 – You should keep blotting up the affected area until you notice that there is no longer any stain being transferred to the white cloth. The main point is to absorb as much liquid as you can. After that, repeat the procedure for optimal effects. Keep in mind that in many situations, it takes at least two times to notice the first results.
Step 4 – In case this doesn’t work, you can always try ammonia. The mixture requires one tablespoon of ammonia and one cup of water. Try the effects in a less visible spot on your carpet or upholstery. Don’t forget that ammonia has the ability to change the unique colors of fabrics and that’s why it is important to test the solution on a small area first.
Step 5 – If everything goes well with ammonia and there is no damage, take a sponge, soak it in the solution and start rubbing the problematic area. In the end, rinse every trace of ammonia from the area.
Step 6 – In case the Easter egg dye stain is still there, you can also buy a commercial cleaner for upholstery and/or carpets.
Step 7 – No matter which option you choose, remember to rinse the affected area with cold water. Let the surface dry before you decide whether the stain is removed or not. In case it’s still there, repeat the procedure.
As you can see removing Easter egg dye stains is not a difficult process, but be prepared to spend some of your time on this procedure.