Removing carrot stains and carrot juice stains from fabric, upholstery and carpet can become really important when your child spills their carrot juice all of the carpeted floor and chair.
Or perhaps you got a spot when you child flung that baby food all over the floor.
These spots are typically bright orange, or sometimes yellow, both of which can be difficult to remove.
The key for all of the suggestions below is to deal with the spots or spills as quickly as possible, since that can mean all the difference between removal and permanency.
Step 1: Scrape off any excess carrot from the fabric.
Step 2: Run the fabric, inside out, under the cold water to flush out as much of the juice as possible.
Step 3: Pretreat the stain with a laundry stain remover.
Step 4: Launder in the hottest water the fabric will allow to get out the stain, and either chlorine bleach if the fabric will allow it, or color safe bleach if not.
Hint: Make sure the spot is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set it. Repeat if necessary.
Step 1: Scrape off any excess carrot from the upholstery.
Step 2: Mix a solution of two cups cool water and one tablespoon dishwashing liquid.
Step 3: Using this solution, sponge at the spot with a clean white cloth.
Step 4: Next, blot at the solution until the liquid is absorbed.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 until the carrot juice stain is removed from the upholstery.
Step 6: Now that it is removed you should get plain cold water and a new white cloth and sponge the area to remove the cleaning solution, and then blot dry.
Hint: Be sure to get the upholstery only as wet as necessary to remove the stain from the carrot.
You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.
Follow the same directions as for upholstery above.
The juice from carrots stains other things beside fibers. If, for example, it discolors the plastic items in your home here are tips for removing this discoloration, which also contains a how to video.
Perhaps you don't want to make your own stain remover, but instead want to use something designed to remove these spots.
Here are some articles and reviews on this site which discuss various products that are designed to remove these spots and spills:
Presoak With Biz & Oxiclean
Zout Laundry Pretreater
Carbona Stain Devil #8
You can also share your own stain remover reviews here for other removers that work on formula, or any other spot.
I'm always looking for more tips and ideas for how to remove stains. You can share your stain removal tip here, for removing spots caused by carrots or anything else.
Are you a stain magnet like me? If so, check out the A to Z Stain Removal Guide which gives directions for how to remove over 100 types of stains from all kinds of surfaces.
Third photo by John-Morgan and fourth photo by rick
Hi, I'm Taylor, a busy mom with 3 kids, so I have lots of hands on experience with house cleaning, laundry and my fair share of spots, spills and other messy catastrophes. Thanks for visiting my site.
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