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Tips for Removing
FOOD COLORING

We sell a bottled spotter called "Red-ex" and another one called "Ultra" that will help with the reduction and/or removal of many stains caused by food coloring. Check out our "Bottled Chemicals & Spotters" by clicking here.


TIPS FOR REMOVING FOOD COLORING: Because food coloring is a type of dye, it may become permanently stained. Try the following:

Always sponge such stain promptly with cool water. This simple treatment will remove many of them. Or soak them with cool water for 30 minutes or more. Some may need to be soaked overnight. After sponging or soaking, work undiluted liquid detergent into the stain and rinse. If the stain remains, you will have to use a bleach*. Old stains and stains that have been set by heat are in the "difficult-if-not-impossible" category.

On nonwashable materials, sponge the stain with cool water or put a sponge over it and squirt cool water through the cloth with a small syringe or medicine dropper. If this does not remove the stain, work liquid detergent into it and rinse. A final sponging with alcohol* helps to remove the detergent, and the fabric dries faster. Dilute the alcohol with two parts of water; test colors to see if it is safe for dyes. If the detergent treatment does not remove the stain, you will have to try bleach*.

For fresher stains, a long soak with detergent suds often does the trick. If a bleach* is needed, use a chlorine bleach* if the material will stand it, or a color remover. Return to Spot Removal Guide
*NOTE: Some products like hydrogen peroxide, or alcohol can actually bleach or change the color in some fabrics. Read the WARNING notice below and proceed with caution whenever you use such products.

 WARNING: Before making any attempts to remove spots, always test fabric for colorfastness first by applying a small amount of the cleaning solution or chemical on a hidden or unnoticeable area. The tips listed here are NOT guaranteed to work in every case and may have a negative affect. When using any chemical or liquid on fabric you should PROCEED WITH CAUTION. If you are unsure as to how your carpet or upholstery might be affected you should call a professional cleaning technician in your area.

RED-EX
Red Dye (Food Coloring)
Remover/Reducer
Removes stains like Kool Aid, Chocolate, Punch, Wines, & Pop
       
 
OUR MOST POPULAR PRODUCT! "Red-ex" helps to reduce and/or completely remove and clean spots and stains caused by Kool Aid, fruit punch, cough syrup, some wines, chocolate, dirt, grease, soda pop stains, and other stains caused by basic food dyes. Red-ex has been proven effective on both natural and man-made fabrics including nylon, polyester, and wool. Unlike other stain removers, Red-ex does not rely on acids or common peroxides (which can distort carpet fibers or fade colors). This product should be used with heat from a household iron. Easy to follow instructions. 32 ounce. (See price list)
 Size  Suggested Price  After Discount
1 Quart
(32 oz.)
Plus Shipping & Handling
For Limited Time
$19.95
Plus $9.25 shipping & handling

 
1 Quart
(32 oz.)
 

 

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1 Quart
(32 oz.)
 
ULTRA
HEAVY DUTY
SPOT AND STAIN REMOVER
 
A very popular spotter! Powerful water-soluble cleaner and degreaser.Excellent for cleaning heavy-duty spots and stains and for the removal of grease or oil-based spots and stains--which most common stains are. Ultra is safe on almost all surfaces (when used according to directions) -- yet will effectively clean and remove many of the toughest spots and stains. 32 ounce. (See price list)
 Size  Suggested Price  After Discount
1 Quart
(32 oz.)
Plus Shipping & Handling
$10.50
Plus $9.25 Shipping & handling
   

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