Grape juice is good for you, but not good for your carpet. No matter how careful you are, sometimes the juice splatters on carpet. Grape juice stains are known for being tough to remove because of the dark coloring chemicals, but if you have some patience, you can remove the stain. Keep calm and follow these steps to remove the grape juice stain:
Pre-Treat the Grape Juice Stain
To remove the juice stains, you need:
- white cotton cloths or paper towels
- white sponges
- spray bottle
- lemon juice, club soda, or white vinegar
- non-bleaching liquid
- dish soap
- old toothbrush
- spray bottle
Read the label on your carpet to determine suitable cleaning methods. Use a cotton rag or paper towel to blot as much of the liquid as possible working from the outside of the stain to the inside.
Don't blot with colored cloths or paper towels, or it may transfer dye. For larger spills, soak up the liquid with a wet/dry vacuum. Fill a spray bottle with cool water, mist the carpet, then blot the stain to remove any remaining stain in the fibers.
Clean with Dish Soap
Dab all cleaners on a hidden area of the carpet to check the color reaction. Mix one tablespoon of dish soap in two cups of warm water, and stir the solution. Dip a cloth or paper towel in the mixture, wring excess liquid, and blot until the stain has been removed.
You will commonly need to repeat this more than once. It is important to rinse the suds to keep dirt from getting trapped in fibers. Mist the area with cool water, blot, then let the stained area dry. To help the area dry faster, lay a stack of paper towel on it, then set a heavy object over the paper towels.
Try Vinegar, Club Soda, or Lemon Juice
If the stain is stubborn, combine a cup of white vinegar in two cups of water. Moisten a toothbrush with the mixture, and gently work it into the stain.
You may also work lemon juice on the spot in the same manner. Alternately, dab a cloth in club soda, and blot. Rinse the solutions with cool water.
When you clean with ammonia, open a window and wear plastic gloves. Avoid using ammonia on wool carpets, and do not add bleach.
Combine a tablespoon of ammonia in two cups of warm water. Dip a white sponge into the mixture, wring extra liquid, and press the sponge on the stain. Continue to blot with a paper towel, then rinse with a clean, damp sponge. For more information and assistance, contact a carpet cleaning company near you.Share