How to Remove Cranberry Sauce and Raspberry Jello from Carpet

Judy asked: How do I remove cranberry sauce and raspberry jello? I spilled a combination of raspberry jello and cranberry sauce on my wool carpet. I didn’t see the stain until it was dry. How do I remove it? Thank you.

Red carpet stains are notoriously hard to remove, and many are there to stay. However, with a little bit of patience and a few simple ingredients, you should be able greatly improve, if not eradicate, the red spots on your carpet.

You Will Need:

  • Original blue Dawn dish soap
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Clean white washcloths
  • Warm iron

Steps to Remove the Stain:

  1. Fill the bowl with 2-3 cups of warm water.
  2. Add 5-10 drops of Dawn and agitate until bubbles form.
  3. Moisten a washcloth in the sudsy solution.
  4. Wring out excess water, then place the cloth over the stain.
  5. Put the iron on the damp cloth. Make sure the cloth is large enough so the iron does not overhang.  You don’t want to damage the unprotected carpet with the heat.
  6. Allow the warm iron to rest on the damp cloth for about 15 minutes. Do not leave it unattended.
  7. Pick up the iron and set aside. Replace the cloth with a new one, using the same steps, then reapply the heat.
  8. Repeat until the red stain no longer transfers to the white cloth.

Additional Tips and Advice

  • Do not press or hold the iron to the cloth.
  • Never rub or scrub carpet. The fibers are easily damaged.
  • If the stain isn’t gone after following these steps, try using your favorite stain remover on the improved mark. One excellent product to try is Kids ‘N’ Pets.

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