How to Get a Kool-Aid Stain Off Your Counter

The dye contained in Kool-Aid powdered drink mixes makes this beverage a potent stain-maker on household surfaces. Although kids often enjoy the bright colors, you may cringe if they accidentally make spills as they drink. Get a Kool-Aid stain off your counter with quick action to minimize stains and prevent them from soaking into the counter surface permanently.

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Keep your kitchen counter stain-free with prompt cleaning.

Step 1

Soak up the Kool-Aid spill as quickly as possible with paper towels to minimize stains on the counter.

Step 2

Remove as much of the stain as possible with a damp paper towel. Because a sealant layer protects some countertop surfaces, stains may not penetrate into the surface of the counter. Therefore, you may find you can remove even stubborn stains with plain water.

Step 3

Make a paste with baking soda and water to lift the stain from the counter surface gently. Cover the stained area completely with the paste.

Step 4

Moisten the sponge and scrub the stained area gently. Continue rubbing the paste until you remove the Kool-Aid stain.

Step 5

Rinse away the baking soda paste from the counter and dry the area.