Getting stains out of carpet is never a fun task. Things drop and spill, and suddenly your beautiful carpet is nothing but an awful mess. If you have kids, you probably have grape juice in the house. So how do you get grape juice out of the carpet? We have researched to find the best methods to accomplish this daunting task!
Here's how to get grape juice out of your carpet.
- Blot up as much excess juice as you can
- Use lemon juice, or white vinegar, or club soda, or ammonia mixture
- Soak and blot the stained area
- Repeat as necessary
- Blot dry with a clean cloth
- Seek a professional cleaner for silk or wool carpets
We're going to go into detail on these methods below, along with answering questions about getting cherry juice and wine out of your carpets and which solvents might ruin your carpet. Keep reading for all the details!
Three Methods For Removing Grape Juice From Your Carpet
Remember, if your carpets are silk or wool, you'll want to seek a professional cleaning service to help remove tough stains. Lovely things demand top-notch care. If you are unsure about the materials in your carpet, for any stain, it's always wise to do a test area somewhere that won't be seen.
Read on, to see the three different methods you can try to remove grape juice out of your carpet.
Lemon Juice Method
In this method, you'll want to blot up as much excess juice as you can from your carpet. Work from the edges into the center, so you don't risk spreading the stain. Squeeze lemon juice onto the stain, then blot up again. You can then brush in a bit more lemon juice and blot up again. If this doesn't work, try a little distilled white vinegar (some people might also mix a little baking soda with the vinegar, though the vinegar should be enough) and repeat the above steps. Blot dry when the stain is removed.
Club Soda Method
Same as the previous method, you want first to blot up any excess grape juice. Then wet cloth thoroughly with club soda. Press and hold against your grape juice stain, letting it soak up into the fabric. Repeat until you've lifted all of the juice. If you still have a remainder of stain, add a little table salt and blot with club soda again. Once the stain is gone, blot dry.
In this method for removing grape juice from carpet, you'll want to mix up one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water. Soak a sponge with this solution, then blot directly onto the grape juice stain. When the stain has absorbed, blot the area dry with a clean sponge and cold water. (Note: Any time you are using household cleaning products you should do a test area that is out of the way)
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How Do You Get Cherry Juice Out Of Carpet?
Lemon juice or vinegar comes to the rescue again in this stain-removal technique. Dab stain with either lemon juice or vinegar; the acid will break down the stain and dab up with a sponge until the stain is gone. Then blot dry.
If this doesn't work, you might try an enzyme-based cleaner. Because this is a fruit stain, you want an enzyme cleaner that has pectinase in it for it to work. This one works for a multitude of stain sins.
Here's another plant-based stain remover that is highly rated. It's eco-friendly and allergen friendly.
How Do You Get Wine Stains Out Of Carpet?
Red wine is so good, but it can be such a problem when it spills. As with all stains, your first line of defense is blot up as much excess liquid as you can, as fast as you can. Do not rub, blot. In the case of red wine, adding club soda to your towel or sponge is a great idea. Fortunately, nowadays, they make all sorts of great wine removers.
We suggest Wine Away, it has no odor and contains no bleach or phosphates that can damage your carpet. Along with wine, it will also remove tea and coffee stains, along with a host of other spills.
Will Peroxide Bleach Carpet?
The short answer is yes and no. Most household hydrogen peroxides only contain a three percent dilution. This will not bleach most carpets, but it might. As with our other processes, it is always a great idea to spot test any rug you choose to clean. There are so many great enzyme cleaners on the market; it might not be worth the risk.
This enzyme remover is excellent for removing pet odors as well as stains.
Does Baking Soda Bleach Carpet?
Baking soda is often used in combination with vinegar to remove stains. But people fear that it may stain their carpets. No worries, baking soda won't bleach or stain your carpet. However, it may leave a white filmy residue behind that will need cleaning of its own. All you'll need is a sponge and some cool water to soak up the residue. Remember to rinse and reload your sponge until you've got it all cleaned up.
Will Baking Soda Ruin Carpet?
Nope. Baking soda will not ruin the carpet. Its worst offense will be to leave a white residue after it's dried. You'll need a sponge and some cool water to loosen it and wipe it up. Then your carpet will be back to new.
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