Carpets are an important part of our homes and they suffer the worst stains out of anything in our home. Bleach spills are an eyesore and actually remove the color from your carpet. Bleach is a color-stripper and removes the tint by basically eating it away. That being said, you cannot “remove” bleach stains. You run the risk of the carpet actually being ripped out and leaving a hole. If you’ve had an accident with bleach and are left with a spot, there are things you can do to hide it.
Using Crayons to Hide Carpet Bleach Stains
There is a little trick that works great at hiding bleach stains. A box of crayons might be all you need. Once you have the crayons, pick a color that closely matches your carpet. You may need a bigger box of crayons if your carpet is hard to match. Then you simply color the spot. You will need to set the color, otherwise, it will just come out the next time you have your carpet cleaned. To do this, you’ll need to lay a piece of wax paper over the area, and melt the crayon into the fibers using a warm iron. Make sure the iron isn’t too hot or you’ll melt the carpet as well. If using an iron scares you, try using a blow-dryer on a very hot setting and repeat as many times as need to make the carpet look good again.
Using Carpet Dye sticks To Hide Carpet Bleach Stains
Carpet dye sticks are a fast and easy way to repair and restore your carpet. They can be used on bleach stains and faded areas of carpet. The first step is to clean, neutralize and rinse the bleach spot before the application of a color dye stick. Use a hot water extraction machine for the best results. Then you will apply the dye stick to slightly damp carpet and use a white piece of paper to determine the colors needed to match the carpet. Using your hand or a carpet grooming brush, blend the color softly by gently rubbing the dye stick into the stained area. Start in the middle and work your way out. Start with a light color and go darker if needed to match your carpet. The biggest mistake is going too dark right away, however, you can clean it and start over of this happens. Stains that are darker than your carpet can be difficult to cover. It is not a good idea to bleach out a stain and then try to use dye sticks, as it can permanently damage your carpet.
Carpet Spray Paint to Mask Bleach Stains
Spray painting your carpet is a non-toxic and non-flammable option to try. It is safe to use around children or pets and can be used on upholstery and area rugs too. All you need to do is find the shade that matches the best and simply spray it on. Hold the can at least one to two inches away from the carpet for consistent coverage without over-painting. Try not to shake the can over the stain as you will get splashing or splattering. Allow it to dry and repeat if needed to achieve the desired look.
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