Pro's Choice CMC Color Modifying Cosmetics for Carpet Bleach Spots - Combo Kit of 8

CMC Color Modifying Cosmetics Increase Your Carpet Cleaning Income! Get rid of bleach spots

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  • The Pro’s Choice CMC Combo Kit contains everything you need to start repairing bleach spots in carpet
  • Pro’s Choice Color Modifying Cosmetics are a great way to cover bleach spots.
  • Increase Your Carpet Cleaning Income!
  • A very simple and easy recoloring of bleach spots using Color Modifier Cosmetics (CMC).
  • These dyes are wax based.
  • Easily applied and require no mixing.
  • Easy to adjust, lighten, darken or remove.


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  • CMC Color Modifying Cosmetics for Correcting Carpet Bleach Spots by Pro’s Choice

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    Small bleached or discolored spots can often be restored

    Pro's Choice Color Modifying Cosmetics are a great way to cover bleach spots on carpets and rugs.

    Increase Your Carpet Cleaning Income!

    Small bleached or discolored spots can often be restored by replacing the damaged dye in the carpet. However, this process requires dye mixing and a certain amount of practice to achieve an acceptable result.

    Instead, you can choose to perform a very simple and easy recoloring of the spot using Color Modifier Cosmetics (CMC). These dyes are wax based, can be easily applied and require no mixing. They are easy to adjust, lighten, darken or remove.

    Procedure for eliminating bleach spots on carpet:

    1. WARNING: Chlorine bleach dissolves wool and damages cotton.
    2. Absorb and flush with water.
    3. Repeat this process at least 3 times to remove as much contamination as possible.
    4. If the spill was extremely heavy, use the Water Claw® Sub-Surface Spot Lifter to more thoroughly flush out the bleach spill. Even then, it may be necessary to remove the contaminated padding to avoid chlorine bleaching fumes and liquid from wicking to the surface and ruining your repair.
    5. As with all cleaning chemicals pre-test your procedure in an inconspicuous area prior to using.
    6. Thoroughly soak the bleached area with ChlorX Bleach Neutralizer to neutralize the bleach.
    7. Allow 3 minutes dwell time prior to your color restoration.
    8. Rinse out the anti-chlor.
    9. Very important: Remove as much moisture as possible before you begin your color restoration.
    10. If you are correcting a spot on gray carpet, you will be using the Gray/Black CMC.
    11. If you are correcting a spot on a tan or brown carpet, you will be using the Tan/Brown CMC.
    12. Apply a conservative amount of Pro-Solve NE (soon to be renamed “CMC Application Fluid”) to the bleached fibers and rub the fibers lightly with the CMC to transfer color onto the fibers.
    13. Work the color into the fibers with a Carpet Shark. NOTE: Pro-Solve NE is not the same product as Pro-Solve Liquid!
    14. If excess color is applied, dampen a terry towel with Pro-Solve NE and wipe away the excess color.
    15. Once dried, Pro’s Choice CMCs are considered semi-permanent. However, an aggressive solvent will remove them.
    16. If the color is not a perfect match, adjust the color as follows:
      1. If the color is too orange, add a small amount of blue.
      2. If the color is too red or pink, add green.
      3. If the color is too yellow, add a miniscule amount of blue and an equal amount of red.
      4. If the color is too green, add a small amount of red.
      5. If the color is too gray, add a small amount of yellow.

    The Pro’s Choice CMC Combo Kit contains everything you need to start repairing bleach spots in carpet:

    • The CMC Combo Colors: (Red, Yellow, Black, Tan, Blue, White, Green, and Purple)
    • ClorX Bleach Neutralizer
    • CMC Application Fluid with Pro-Solve NE
    • The Carpet Shark
    • Sheet of Instructions

    Click the “Usage & Tips” tab above for a related article titled “BLEACHES and CARPET”.


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    How to Identify and Fix Carpet Bleach Spots - from Bane-Clene® for professional cleaners

    Carpet dye loss by bleach, acne medicine and other medications. Part of a presentation at a Bane-Clene spot and stain removal training class for professional carpet cleaners by Bane-Clene’s chemist.

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    BLEACHES and CARPET

    Clorox bleached out carpet

    What is bleach and how is it used?

    Most people, when they hear the word “bleach” automatically visualize a gallon jug of Clorox® chlorine bleach. My dictionary says that bleach is anything that removes color. There are actually two primary ways of removing color - oxidizing and reducing.

    An oxidizing bleach is a chemical that gains electrons and causes the oxidation of another substance. That is, an oxidizing bleach removes color by adding oxygen (or chlorine) to a dye structure, or even destroys the dye molecule by splitting it apart. The ultimate form of oxidation is burning - where the substance is totally destroyed by high temperatures and oxygen! Examples of oxidizing bleaches are hydrogen peroxide, chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite), sodium perborate, sodium persulfate and sodium percarbonate. Even ozone and medications such as some acne medicines containing benzoyl peroxide are oxidizing bleaches. Stain 1 Stain Remover and the two-part Stain Magic® also contain hydrogen peroxide oxidizing bleach as one of its components.

    Hydrogen peroxide is a clear, self-neutralizing, unstable oxidizing bleach that should be stored in a dark, cool place, in a dark colored bottle and kept no more than 6 months. When using hydrogen peroxide, such as whitening grayed rug fringes, start with the 3% strength found in most drug stores. Do not leave on stain more than 30 minutes and follow with wet extraction to ensure complete removal to prevent residual bleaching. In some cases, 3% hydrogen peroxide can be left on the stain on nylon carpet overnight without rinsing, but some risk is involved. Hydrogen peroxide oxidation can be accelerated by an alkali (pH over 7), by heat (very risky) or simply by sunlight. Hydrogen peroxide simply breaks down to water and oxygen as it dries, leaving no residue.

    Pretest in an inconspicuous area for bleaching or discoloration of the carpet or rug dyes. Get a signed release because the carpet dyes may be irreversibly bleached out or changed. Attempt only on light colors. Use on wool VERY carefully. 3% hydrogen peroxide is excellent for whitening cotton fringes on oriental design rugs.

    The 40-volume clear hydrogen peroxide from the beauty supply house (usually labeled “40 Volume Clear Developer”) is 12% strength. The 30% hydrogen peroxide from chemical suppliers is 100 volume. “Volume” is not the same as “per-cent”!

    Oxidizing bleaches are excellent against stains from mildew, furniture, ink, coffee, cellulosic browning, urine and feces.

    Chlorine bleach should only be used on solution dyed fibers. On 100% olefin carpet, it may be used undiluted, but should be rinsed out after use. On solution dyed nylon, it should be diluted to at least 1 part bleach to 4 parts water before use. Chlorine bleach will damage even solution-dyed nylon fibers and should only be used when nothing else works! ALWAYS extract out chlorine bleach after use. Be sure there is no bleach on your shoes, hoses, etc. where it might get on other carpet or furniture. NEVER mix chlorine bleach with any other chemicals. Household chlorine bleach is about 5.25% sodium hypochlorite with a pH of about 12! Chlorine bleach, even dry, can still be reactivated with water and its residue is caustic soda. Chlorine bleach dissolves wool and severely weakens cotton. NEVER bring a bottle of chlorine bleach into a house!

    A reducing bleach is a chemical that loses electrons and removes oxygen from a compound. Reducing bleaches are sometimes called strippers or stripping agents. Examples of reducing bleaches are sodium thiosulfate (photographer’s hypo), titanium stripper, sodium bisulfite and sodium hydrosulfite. Rit® Color Remover, Streepene®, CloroX Bleach Neutralizer, Red 1® Stain Remover and the two-part product Red Relief® contain reducing bleaches. Sodium bisulfite is a weak reducing bleach; sodium hydrosulfite is a very strong reducing bleach. Sodium bisulfite is a common ingredient in Haitian cotton shampoos. Reducing bleaches are accelerated by heat and by acid.

    Reducing bleaches are especially effective against grape juice, Kool-Aid®, wine, iodine and Betadine®. Reducing bleaches also act as “anti-chlors” - neutralizing oxidizing bleaches such as chlorine bleach. CloroX Bleach Neutralize by Pro's Choice is an anti-chlor formulated to neutralize chlorine bleach on carpet.

    To use Rit Color Remover, dissolve 2 ounces of the reducing bleach in VERY hot water, cover the stain with a white turkish towel, pour the solution on the towel, remove the towel after about 10 minutes, thoroughly extract and dry blot. Repeat if needed. Rit Color Remover is commonly sold in discount stores in the laundry area. Its primary active ingredient is sodium hydrosulfite. NOTE: Because this is a powder, protect it from moisture and spills. Of course, Red Relief and Red 1 are more powerful.

    The biggest drawback to reducing bleaches is that the oxygen in air alone may re-oxidize the stain and it will reappear - after all, the stain was simply made colorless, not actually removed or destroyed!

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    NOTE: This article is a revised version of an article that originally appeared in the May/June 2000 Bane-Clene Cleaning Digest®.


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    Date Published: May 1, 2000

    Date Modified: March 19, 2019