Celery juice stain removal becomes necessary when that freshly made glass of celery juice spills all over everything instead of going into our tummy.
Celery can be tasty and nutritious, but it is not something we want all over our carpet, upholstery or clothes.
When a celery juice stain occurs you get a very green or brown looking stain, depending on whether the celery has oxidized yet or not.
If you catch the stain early, and act quickly however, it does not need to be difficult to remove it.
Below are step by step instructions for removing celery stains from clothing, upholstery and carpet.
Step 1: Run the fabric, inside out, under the cold water to flush out as much of the celery juice as possible.
Hint: Make sure the stain is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set the celery stain. Repeat if necessary.
Hint: If the stain has oxidized and looks quite brown, before laundering you may want to consider presoaking the stain for a few hours. You can read more about presoaking stains here, I would suggest with an oxygen based bleach presoaker in this instance.
Step 1: Mix a solution of two cups cool water and one tablespoon dishwashing liquid.
Step 2: Using this solution, sponge the stain from the celery with a clean white cloth.
Step 3: Next, blot at the stain until the liquid is absorbed.
Step 4: Repeat steps 2-3 until the celery stain is removed from the upholstery.
Step 5: Now that the stain 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 celery.
You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.
The instructions for celery juice stain removal from carpet is the same as for upholstery.
However, if you don't have luck with this stain removal method above you can also do something additional with the carpet stain, which is to mix a solution of one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups warm water, and use this as a stain removal solution.
If you are trying to get celery juice out of your carpet you may also find this video on removing juice stains from carpets helpful.
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 Wild Tofu
CAUTION: This website is provided for informational purposes only. It is provided as is, without warranties or guarantees. Some stains and messes just won't come out, and are permanent. Further, some cleaning methods can harm your item, so if what you want to clean or launder is sentimental or expensive call a professional. See disclaimer of liability for more information.
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