When it comes to carpet cleaning there are a few types of stains that are particularly difficult to remove. Grape juice is one of them, dark, stubborn, and and can sometimes cause panic. In fact, just the sight of a child with a glass of grape juice can be enough to cause a mother to freak out. Even if you have had some success with getting grape juice out of carpet, it is still by far one of the more troublesome stains to remove. That’s why today we will be helping all those who need assistance in tackling a grape juice stain. If you are currently staring down at a dark juice stain or even if you’re just wanting to prepare for future accidents, read the following tips so that you’ll know what to do when disaster strikes.
HOW TO GET A GRAPE JUICE STAIN OUT OF CARPET
1. SPEED. The most important thing to remember is to act quickly. When you are trying to remove any kind of carpet stain, time is your enemy. The faster you begin to clean up, the more likely you are to be successful in getting the stain out. When dealing with a spill like this, you need to remember that a wet stain will be much less difficult to remove than a spill that has dried.
2. TEST. You don’t want to just begin throwing chemicals, cleaners, and every home remedy at your stain. Especially if you have darker carpet, you may run the risk of damaging or discoloring your carpet. Always make sure to test in an inconspicuous area before you use cleaning products, applying the product in an unseen and unimportant area of the carpet.
3. BLOT. Before you begin trying spot cleaners, soak up as much of the spill as you can by blotting it with a towel. Make sure that you blot, not rub, so that you don’t damage the fibers or push the spill deeper into the carpet.
4. Finish. After you have removed the bulk of the spill through blotting, it’s time to make up a cleaning solution to remove the remaining stain. Most people have these common products on hand so you shouldn’t need to make a run to the grocery store.
– Mix a solution of one tablespoon of Liquid dish detergent with two cups warm water. Apply to a clean cloth and blot up. Repeat if necessary and follow with a rinse.
– Or, you can try mixing one tablespoon of Liquid dish detergent and a cup of hydrogen peroxide. Apply to the spot and gently blot. If necessary repeat and rinse.
– Ammonia and warm water. Mix one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups warm water. Apply to the stain and gently blot. Repeat if necessary and rinse.