CMC Color Modifying Cosmetics
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Pro's Choice Color Modifying Cosmetics are a great way to cover bleach spots.
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:
When restoring color to bleach spots, begin by neutralizing the bleach with an anti-chlor such as ChlorX:
Flood the bleached spot with water and vacuum dry.
Repeat this process at least 3 times to remove as much contamination as possible.
Thoroughly soak the bleached area with ClorX solution and allow 3 minutes dwell time prior to your color restoration.
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 CMC Application Fluid with Pro-Solve Liquid NE 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: CMC Application Fluid is not the same product as Pro-Solve Liquid!
If excess color is applied, dampen a terry towel with CMC Application Fluid 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.
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.