Monday, September 17, 2007

Removing Red Dye or Red Wine Stains From Carpet   


    If your cat or dog leaves red stains in your carpet after eating, switch food. It's the red dye in their food that causes the problem. Dogs and cats are color blind. Switching to a neutral color food eliminates the problem.


      Remove red dye spots or red wine from carpet or clothing with a solution of 50% hydrogen peroxide to 50% water. *Always test a spot first for color fastness.* Blot the spot wait 15 minutes and rinse immediately with white vinegar and water.  Repeat if needed. Make sure your bottle of peroxide is fresh as old peroxide looses its fizzle.


*NOTE: Red dye stains are caused from dog or cat food, popsicles, Kool-Aid, punch or sodas.


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