Fruit juice stains and stains from vegetable juice happen, especially if you have small children.
All kids seem to love juice, and they also tend to have lots of spills. Once a spill occurs it is best to treat the stained fabric, upholstery or carpet as quickly as possible.
Below are step by step instructions for how to do this, but each type of vegetable and fruit juice stain is different, so if the general methods below aren't working, I suggest exploring the A-Z Stain Removal Guide to look for instructions for the specific type of juice that has been spilled.
Some of the most common types of juice stains include:
Step 1: Run the fabric, inside out, under the cold water to flush out as much of the juice as possible.
Hint: Make sure the stain is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set the stain. Repeat if necessary.
An alternate method was also suggested by a reader, to use boiling water. As long as the fabric can handle the high heat, this method often works very well. Check the link for more details and instructions.
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 juice 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 juice 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 juice.
You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.
The instructions for removal of stains caused by juice 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.
You may also find this video on removing juice stains from carpets helpful.
Perhaps you don't want to make your own stain remover, but instead want to use something designed to remove fruit juice stains and vegetable juice stains.
Here are some articles and reviews on this site which discuss various products that are designed to remove these stains, or where readers have reported success with a specific stain remover:
Carbona Stain Devil #8
Swash Get It Out Pen
Madame Paulette Kit For Delicate Fabrics
Resolve Triple Action Carpet Stain Remover
Oxiclean Carpet Spot & Stain Remover
Wisk HE Detergent Works If Stains Fresh
Mrs. Meyer's All Purpose Cleaner For Countertops
Woolite Oxy Deep Spray For Upholstery & Carpet
Blue Magic Upholstery Cleaner
Shout Advanced Ultra Gel With Scrubber
Ivory Snow Detergent For Delicate Clothes
Whink Wash Away
Zout Pretreater Spray
Oxiclean Baby Stain Soaker
You can also share your own stain remover reviews here for other removers that work on juice, or any other stain.
I'm always looking for more tips and ideas for how to remove stains. You can share your stain removal tip here, for removing stains caused by juice 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 Keith Williamson
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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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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