COIT's guide to Removing Fruit Juice Stains from Carpet
With the hustle and bustle of life on the go, there’s nothing you can do to prevent a few accidents on your carpet from time to time. No matter how careful you or your loved ones may be, one of these stains just may end up being fruit juice.
But like they say, there’s no use crying over spilt milk – or fruit juice – right? With Coit’s guide to removing juice stains from carpet, you’ll have a few do-it-yourself stain removal methods to turn to when unexpected spills cross your path.
Read on to learn more about these quick and easy solutions for apple juice stains, orange juice stains and more.
How to Get Juice Stains Out of Carpet – Method # 1
When it comes to removing juice stains from carpet, you want to act as quickly as possible before the stain sets in.
- Blot the fruit stain with a paper towel, blotting away as much of the liquid as possible. You can also use a clean cloth.
- Spray lukewarm water directly onto the stain. Make sure it’s lukewarm, not hot.
- Blot the stain again using paper towels, or a clean white cloth. You want to avoid using a circular motion when you’re wondering how to get juice stains out of carpet; the best way to blot the stain is by applying pressure to the stain and removing the paper towel or cloth, repeatedly.
- If the juice stain is still visible, mix ¼ teaspoon of carpet shampoo with one liter of warm water in a bucket. Stir the solution.
- Apply the solution directly to the stain. Blot the stain with the towel repeatedly.
- Rinse the juice stain with warm water. Place a clean, dry towel over the stain and place a heavy object over the towel to hold it in place. This will help apply continuous pressure to the affected area when you’re wondering how to remove juice stains from carpet.
- Wait a few hours before removing the towels and object. Eventually, the stain should no longer be visible.
How to Get Juice Stains Out of Carpet - Method # 2
Removing juice stains from carpet can also be achieved using this do-it-yourself method:
- Using a paper towel or clean cloth, blot up as much of the stain as possible, as mentioned above.
- Take a neutral dishwasher detergent and mix it with a cup of warm water. Apply this onto the fruit juice stain and blot.
- Mix 2/3 cup of water with ½ cup of white household vinegar. Pour this solution into a spray bottle, and apply directly to the stain.
- Repeat step 2 using the dishwasher detergent.
- Clean the affected area using tap water and a damp paper towel. Apply dry towels to the area and place a heavy object on top of the towel for a few hours.
- If the fruit juice stain is still visible after a few hours, moisten the stained area with a bit of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let this sit for one hour. Repeat until stain is removed.
- Apply more paper towels, and then weigh them down with a heavy object.
These at-home stain removal methods should solve your problem of how to remove juice stains from carpet. If your carpet requires more in depth cleaning, consider exploring Coit Carpet Cleaning Services.
Remember to always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is normally not visible. These are suggested treatments only and COIT can't be held accountable for any damage sustained by use of the treatments in this spot removal guide.