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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 19, 2021

    Hi, You try to make a claim on your Insurance for accidental damage! If not use artist paints to colour them in. Acrylic or water colour.

  • Em Em on Aug 19, 2021

    Most insurance policies carry a hefty deductible and a claim that is not favorable your future payments. Depending on how large it is I would try to dye it back myself. Try a watered down paint or try a steel wool pad in vinegar. Put the pad in a jar and cover with vinegar. Let soak for a few hours until you see a good color in the vinegar. Use a paint brush and parting the fibers in the carpet put a small bit on the fibers on the LOWEST part of the rug fiber as close to the backing as you can. Let dry and see how close the color is to your rug. Do the same with paint. This way you can TEST the color match without ruining the top of the fiber until you see what works best.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Aug 19, 2021

    here is info to help you out and you can also use Rit Dye



    this is not something you should turn over to your renter's or homeowners insurance it will only cause your premiums to go up and should be used for real emergencies only

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Aug 19, 2021

    It will be a tough project to match the color, can you take a piece from a remnant of the carpet or take it from an unnoticeable area, like in a closet?

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Aug 19, 2021

    Hello. How large is your spot? A photo of your situation might be helpful.

    I might attempt to redye—- if it were my rug— and if it was a smaller sized spot.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 19, 2021

    Dyeing it is probably your best bet. I would contact the store where you purchased it to see about getting the best / closest color match. Bleach removed the color so there's really no going back.

  • Mogie Mogie on Aug 19, 2021

    Could you hide it with a throw rug? I ask because matching the original color might not be very easy.

    A photo would be helpful so we could see where this is on the rug and how bad or large it is.

  • William William on Aug 19, 2021

    Bleach removes the color. No way to remove the stain. You can use watered down craft paint to color the stain. Another option I have used. If the closet is carpeted cut a square of carpet from a corner larger than the stain. Then lay on top of the stain and cut the stain carpet out. Use double stick carpet tape and stick the close cut out in. Use you fingers to fluff and blend the patch. If the closet is not carpeted cut a patch from some hidden area of the carpet.

  • I would contact a carpet company and see if you can glue a couple of carpet hairs down that would match it

  • Maura White Maura White on Aug 19, 2021

    Ugh!!! If you can't easily cover it with a runner carpet, I'd test and see if you can dye it a similar color. Or maybe cover it with a plant or other piece of furniture? Maybe cut out the bleached part and ask the carpet company for a sample. Then maybe you could cut the threads from the sample and try to carefully reattach to the stained area?

  • Betsy Betsy on Aug 19, 2021

    Hi Samm: Bummer :( Probably no way to remove it, at this point, but you may try these sites:


    This one should be really helpful for you. Left click on the one you want to see and informational will come up for you.


    Good luck to you on this.

  • Annie Annie on Aug 19, 2021

    You will have to add color. Try to match up. Go to flooring store. They may have a product to best help

  • Dee Dee on Aug 20, 2021

    Sorry to say bleach will not come out. If you have left over carpet, cut the hole out in a square and then replace with new piece.

  • Samm Samm on Aug 21, 2021

    Thank you all so very much. I thought you all might tell me to take my husband out into the middle of the lake and drop him.(he is the one that put bleach in a spray bottle marked orange cleaner) tehee.

  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 22, 2021

    You can't get bleach out cause it removed the coloring in your rug. Best bet is to find a permanent marker close to color of carpet to blend it away.