Everyone has used food colouring at least once in their life. You got inspired baking and wanted to create a truly beautiful cake – and you bought all the food colouring you could find but now that you started using them you accidentally spilled some and the liquid fell onto the floor… Surprise – your floors are carpeted so you can’t simply wipe with a cloth like you would if you had hard floors, so what do you do instead then?

Well, today I am going to tell you exactly how I remove food colouring off of my carpet because I bake very often and have dealt with these annoying colourful stains before.

How to Remove Food Colouring Stains From Your Carpet?

Depending on whether you spilled the actual food colouring or the food you prepared that has food colouring in it, the first step will be different. If you dropped food then you have to pick up as much as possible as well as lift the residue with a knife or spatula – but be careful not to press the food into the carpet. If you spilled the food coloring then blot as much as possible with a paper towel.

Next, it’s time to use oxygen-based bleach diluted in warm water. I usually dilute a tablespoon of the bleach in a cup of water. Dip a cloth in the mixture and work it into the stain.

Then let the bleach sit for at least 30 minutes before you start blotting it with another clean cloth. Of course, you can also use paper towels but I don’t like wasting them.

At this point, if the stain still remains or it has started to fade but is not removed completely, repeat the steps again and work more bleach into the affected area.

Do this until you are happy with the results and then just let the area air-dry.