How To Remove Grape Juice Stains

Grape juice stains can happen in the blink of an eye.

One second your child is sipping her grape juice, the next it is spilling all over her, the upholstered chair, and the carpet. What next? The key to removing these stains is to begin treating them quickly.

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Below are instructions for how to remove these stains from fabric, upholstery and carpet.

How to remove grape juice stains from laundry, upholstery and carpet with step by step instructions {on Stain Removal 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

These instructions are mainly for removing red, purple and Concord grape juice, which have the brightest pigments.

Not as much work is needed to remove stains caused by white grape juice, but these instructions will also work for them.

{New!} Homemade Grape Juice Stain Remover Recipe

After originally writing this article I discovered a homemade stain remover recipe that works well for wine, and which, therefore, also works really well with juice stains.

This recipe will work on fabric, upholstery and carpet, and has only two ingredients -- hydrogen peroxide and dish soap.

For the full recipe and instructions for using this homemade stain remover check out this article (scroll down to see the first recipe which is really all you need!)

Alternate Instructions: Removing Stains From Grape Juice From Fabric

What follows below are my older instructions for removing these spots and spills. They still work, I just recommend the homemade stain remover above since it works even better!

Step 1: Rinse the excess liquid from the fabric, and flush the stained area with cool water, being careful not to spread the stain further.

Step 2: Make a solution of half a teaspoon of liquid laundry detergent, mixed with a tablespoon of white vinegar, and a quart of warm water.

Step 3: Let the stained fabric soak in this solution for about 15 minutes.

How to remove a grape juice stain from clothing {on Stain Removal 101}

Step 4: Thoroughly rinse the fabric with clear cool water.

Step 5: 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 oxygen bleach if not.

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.

I've also got some alternate methods for removing these stains from clothes here, including both a video and tips from readers.

Grape Juice Stain Removal From Upholstery

Grape juice stain removal guide for clothing, upholstery and carpet, with step by step instructions {on Stain Removal 101}

Step 1: Blot up as much of the grape juice as possible, being careful not to spread the stain further.

Step 2: Mix a solution of 2/3 of a cup of rubbing alcohol and one tablespoon of white vinegar.

Step 3: Using this solution, sponge the spot with a clean white cloth.

Step 4: Next, blot until the liquid is absorbed.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 until the spot is removed from the upholstery.

Step 6: 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 grape juice.

In addition, I recently got this tip for how a reader used baby wipes to remove this stain from her upholstery, which may also help you.

You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.

How To Remove Stains From Carpet Caused By Grape Juice

The instructions for removal of grape stains from carpet is the same as for upholstery.

However, if you don't have luck with this stain removal method above you have two options:

First, you can mix a solution of one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups warm water, and try that as a stain removal solution.

Hint: Please note though that ammonia and vinegar, because one is an alkali and the other an acid, will neutralize one another, so thoroughly rinse the alcohol/vinegar solution before trying the ammonia solution.

Second, try mixing a solution of one tablespoon of liquid dish detergent and two cups of warm water, and use this as a stain removal solution.

Hint: Please note that this solution may be milder on your carpet than the alcohol/vinegar solution, so you may want to try it first.

You may also find this video on how to remove fruit juice stains from carpet helpful.

Recommended Grape Juice Stain Removers

Perhaps you don't want to make your own stain remover, but instead want to use something designed to remove grape juice stains. The key is to find products which remove tannins, since tannins are what stain the most for this substance.

Here are some articles and reviews on this site which discuss various products that are designed to remove these spots, or where readers have reported success with a specific stain remover:

Shout Free and Oxiclean Free
Shout Free & Oxiclean Free {Together}
stain rx
Taylor's Stain Rx Review
borax powder
Borax For Removing From Clothing
Shout Advanced Ultra Gel with scrubber
Shout Advanced Ultra Gel With Scrubber

carbona stain devil #8
Carbona Stain Devil #8
swash stain pen
Swash Get It Out Pen
madame paulette professional stain removal kit
Madame Paulette Kit For Delicate Fabrics
resolve triple action carpet cleaner
Resolve Triple Action Carpet Stain Remover

soft scrub gel with bleach
Soft Scrub Gel With Bleach For Counter

You can also share your own stain remover reviews here for other removers that work on grape juice, or any other stain.

Do You Have Any Tips To Share For Removing These Stains?

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 grape juice or anything else.

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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.