How to Get Gatorade Out of Carpet

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how to get gatorade out of carpet

Nobody likes to deal with stains on their carpet. But here’s some good news – if you’re dealing with a Gatorade spill, you can easily remove it.

Many stain removal methods work for Gatorade stains, and you probably already have the supplies on hand.

To get Gatorade out of the carpet, start by blotting up as much as possible with a paper towel. Afterward, apply club soda to a clean cloth and dab the stain until it’s gone. Switch out your rag as necessary. If this doesn’t work, use a portable carpet cleaner or vinegar and dish soap.

Top Methods for Removing Gatorade Stains from Carpet

top methods for removing gatorade stains from carpet

If your Gatorade spill is fresh, blot up as much liquid as possible with a paper towel. Then, use any of these methods to remove the lingering stains.

Hydrogen Peroxide + Steam

If you have a steam cleaner and some peroxide on hand, you can use these tools to remove your Gatorade spill.

(However, it’s essential to use 3% peroxide. A higher solution will likely bleach your carpet.)

Start by spraying the stain with hydrogen peroxide and allowing it to sit for 5-10 minutes. Then steam clean the area. The steam cleaner should remove the stain.

Club Soda

If you have club soda in your fridge, it’s perfect for dealing with all types of carpet stains. To use it, dampen a clean cloth with the soda and dab the spill until removed.

Switch out cloths and dampen with the club soda as needed.

Shaving Cream

While it seems unlikely, white foam shaving cream is a great stain remover. Here’s how to use it to clean a Gatorade spot on your carpet:

  • Squirt shaving cream on the stain
  • Allow it to sit for 30 mins
  • Use a clean damp cloth to dab the stain

If it isn’t all the way removed after dabbing, reapply shaving cream and repeat the process.

Use a Portable Carpet Cleaner

If you have a carpet cleaner, large or small, use it in combination with a stain-removing solution. 

If you don’t have one and often need to spot clean your carpet, consider a portable option. Portable carpet cleaners are lightweight, easy to move around, and perfect for spot-treating stains.

For Gatorade, consider a solution like Hoover Permanent Stain Removal.

Vinegar and Dishsoap

Vinegar and dish soap are both effective carpet cleaners. You can mix them with water to create an even better stain remover.

Here’s what to do:

  • Add 1 TBS dish soap and 1 TBS vinegar to 2 cups of warm water
  • Dip a rag into the solution and dab the stain
  • Switch out rags as needed and keep blotting until the stain is gone

Rubbing Alcohol and Vinegar

If you’re dealing with a bright-colored stain and need a strong solution, an alcohol and vinegar mixture is an excellent choice.

For this method, add 2 TBS of white distilled vinegar to ½ cup of rubbing alcohol. Dip a rag into this solution and use it to blot up your stain.

Frequently Asked Questions

faq how to get gatorade out of carpet

How do you remove blue Gatorade from carpet?

If you’ve spilled bright blue Gatorade on the carpet, start by soaking up as much as you can with a paper towel. Then dab the stain with club soda and a fresh cloth until all the color lifts.

If club soda doesn’t work, consider using rubbing alcohol and vinegar or purchasing a stain remover with oxi clean.

How to get Pedialyte out of carpet?

Since Pedialyte isn’t typically brightly colored, removing it from your carpet isn’t difficult. If your spill is fresh, start by soaking up excess liquid with paper towels. Then mix one tbsp of dish soap, 1 tbsp of white distilled vinegar, and 2 cups of warm water.

Dip a clean rag into the solution and use it to thoroughly blot up the Pedialyte.

Does red Gatorade stain?

Yes, because Gatorade has dye, it can stain your carpet, clothes, or upholstered furniture. Your best bet for removing the stain is to treat it as quickly as possible. Do this by soaking up as much Gatorade as you can and then dabbing it with a stain removing solution.

Final Thoughts

If you want to get Gatorade out of your carpet, try using peroxide, dish soap, or club soda. If these methods don’t work, use a carpet cleaning product and a carpet cleaning machine.

And remember to always dab and never rub. Removing a Gatorade stain will require a lot of dabbing, especially if you’re dealing with a bright color.

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Katie Barton lives with her husband and three daughters in an 1800’s style log cabin in southern Ohio. She thinks cleaning is relaxing and is considered the organizing go-to person by her family and friends. She runs the blog Cabin Lane where she shares about cleaning, decluttering, and minimalism. See full biography here.

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