Get Rid of Jell-O Stains from Carpeting

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated October 16, 2017)

Have you ever noticed that the more kids love something, the more it is likely to end up on the floor somehow? One perfect example of this is how easy it is to find Jell-O stains in the carpet after the kids have finished eating some. Luckily, it's not particularly difficult to get rid of Jell-O stains from carpeting. All you need to do is follow these simple steps, and have a little bit of patience.

  1. Identify the stain. Before you can get rid of Jell-O stains from carpeting, you need to identify where the stains are at on your carpeting. Remove any other items from around the stain, so that you have plenty of open space to perform your work.
  2. Lay down a cloth. Place a clean cloth over the stain, preferably one that you don't mind getting stained. The reason is that you will basically be transferring the stain from the carpeting to the cloth. In addition, you will want to have a couple of different cloths in case they get too wet to continue being able to clean.
  3. Mix together a cleaning solution. In a spray bottle mix together a cleaning solution. This solution can either be a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water, or 1/8 cup of a cleaning solution such as Oxyclean and two cups of water. Pour the cleaning solution into a spray bottle for easier application.
  4. Apply the solution. With the cloth over the stain, begin applying the cleaning solution. Do this by spraying the area that the stain is located on. Allow the cleaning solution to work its way through the cloth and into the stained area of the carpet. Don't overly soak the cloth, but get it wet enough to allow the cleaning agent to work through the towel. This will help to loosen up the stain, and also reduce the chances of having the stain spreading.
  5. Blot out the stain. Once you have done that, simply place another towel or cloth over the one you just sprayed, and begin blotting the area. Continue to blot the area until you believe that you have completely removed the stain.
  6. Inspect and repeat. Lift up both rags, and take a look at the area that was stained. If the stain still persists, then repeat the entire process of getting rid of the Jell-O stain. If it is not there, then congratulations, you have finished the process.

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Lee Wyatt

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