CMC Color Modifying Cosmetics for Correcting Carpet Bleach Spots by Pro’s Choice
from Bane-Clene® Corp.
Pro’s Choice Color Modifying Cosmetics are a great way to cover bleach spots on carpets and rugs.
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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:
WARNING: Chlorine bleach dissolves wool and damages cotton.
Absorb and flush with water.
Repeat this process at least 3 times to remove as much contamination as possible.
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.
As with all cleaning chemicals pre-test your procedure in an inconspicuous area prior to using.
Thoroughly soak the bleached area with ChlorX Bleach Neutralizer to neutralize the bleach.
Allow 3 minutes dwell time prior to your color restoration.
Rinse out the anti-chlor.
Very important: Remove as much moisture as possible before you begin your color restoration.
If you are correcting a spot on gray carpet, you will be using the Gray/Black CMC.
If you are correcting a spot on a tan or brown carpet, you will be using the Tan/Brown CMC.
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.
Work the color into the fibers with a Carpet Shark. NOTE: Pro-Solve NE is not the same product as Pro-Solve Liquid!
If excess color is applied, dampen a terry towel with Pro-Solve NE and wipe away the excess color.
Once dried, Pro’s Choice CMCs are considered semi-permanent. However, an aggressive solvent will remove them.
If the color is not a perfect match, adjust the color as follows:
If the color is too orange, add a small amount of blue.
If the color is too red or pink, add green.
If the color is too yellow, add a miniscule amount of blue and an equal amount of red.
If the color is too green, add a small amount of red.
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
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