If the stain remains, don’t despair – you might not be able to reverse the whitening effect of the bleach, but you can cover it up. For small stains, try using a commercial carpet repair kit (follow the instructions on the label), or use a fabric pen to re-colour the area.
- Take a fabric pen in a similar colour to the carpet and rub it gently along the length of the bleached fibres.
- With a damp white cloth, rub away some of the colour marker or crayon until it begins to match the tone of the carpet.
- Repeat until the stain is no longer visible, and allow the area to dry.
It’s much harder to cover up a large bleach stain on carpet floors. In this case it is probably best to consult a professional carpet cleaner, who may advise you to replace part, or all of your carpet.
This video will show you exactly how it’s done, step-by-step. Take a look: