If you’ve ever accidentally spilled bleach on your carpet, you’ll know how difficult it can be to remove the stains. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to get bleach stains out of your carpet using a few simple steps.

How to Get Bleach Stains Out of Carpet

Dye the carpet

  1. Blot the area with paper towels to remove any liquid bleach.
  2. Rinse the bleach stain, using a sponge and warm water. Take care not to soak the area with water, as it will need to dry before you proceed.
  3. Cut some carpet fibers from a hidden area of the floor, such as a closet. This will be your sample so you can match the color. Tape them to a white piece of cardboard or index card.
  4. Purchase several small bottles of acrylic paint (the kind used for craft projects). Choose the color that best matches your carpet and also purchase a few bottles a shade lighter and a shade darker.
  5. Test the colors you purchased by painting a small block of each color onto the outside edge of an index card, marking each block with the name or number of the corresponding paint. Allow to dry.
  6. Lay the index card onto the carpeted area and decide which color matches the floor. You may need to make another trip to the store if none of the test colors match.
  7. Paint the bleach-stained carpets with the perfect matching color, using a cotton swab and coloring each carpet fiber individually. Allow to air dry and then examine the area for any fibers you may need to touch up. Source: HomeGuides.SFGate

Additional tips

  • Never scrub it. By “scrubbing,” I am referring to an up-and-down/side-to-side motion. All you will do is damage it more. You run the risk of literally ripping the carpet out and turning it into a giant hole.
  • Second, bleach is not a color. Bleach is a color-stripper or solvent that removes the tint by basically eating it away. With that in mind, you can’t “remove bleach,” just like you can’t put nail polish remover onto your polish and then expect the polish to re-appear. Source: DenGarden 

Leave it to the pros

Ask a professional for help if you’ve tried using crayons or paint without success, or if you don’t want to take the chance recoloring the stain on your own. A professional cleaner can attempt to:[7]

  • Clean the stain
  • Cut out fibers
  • Cut out and replace the affected patch Source: WikiHow

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