When it comes to removing juice stains, regardless of the color, the first rule of thumb is to blot – not rub – the stain as soon as you can possibly get to it.
This is also true when using any of the solutions listed below. Blotting is better than rubbing because rubbing might only spread the stain more.
Another important thing to remember is that you should not use natural bar or soap flakes because they tend to set the stain even more, making it harder to get rid of.
Here are some quick and easy juice stain removal solutions.
Baking soda can help get out many colored stains. Simply make a paste out of 4 tablespoons of baking soda combined with ¼ cup water. Blot the stain first as quickly as you can (do not rub) then apply the paste and let it sit for a few hours before laundering the item as usual.
Mix one teaspoon of borax with one cup of warm water. Immediately blot up the stain as quickly as possible (remember – do not rub) then sponge the solution on the stain and let site for at least 20 minutes. Then you can wash the item in the washing machine as you normally would.
Clorox 2 is a non cholorine bleach that works well for removing juice stains. Simply apply it to stain and work it in gently. Let it sit for about 30 minutes, then launder as usual.
Dishwashing Liquid and White Vinegar
Another way to get rid of juice stains is to combine equal parts dishwashing liquid, white vinegar and water. Work this mixture into the stain and let it sit for about 15 minutes, then wash it as usual.
Lemon juice also works well at removing juice stains. Simply saturate the stain with lemon juice and let it set for about thirty minutes. Then wash item in washing machine as usual.
OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover
This is probably an item that no house should ever be without The funny thing however is that many people forget that they bought it once upon a time. So if you do happen to have OxiClean handy – it is supposed to be really effective on all types of stains including juice stains. Simply follow the instructions on the canister, then wash your item in the washing machine as usual.
Table salt is good for getting juice stains out as well. Just sprinkle the stain with salt and rinse it off with cold water. Then you can throw the item in your washing machine in warm water with regular laundry detergent.
White Vinegar and Water
If the stain is on a washable cotton or linen item you can try mixing one part vinegar and three parts water. Apply to the stain, let it sit for while and then wash it as usual.
Wine Away is a product made explicitly for removing dark red wine stains and works just as well at removing purple or red juice stains. You can probably find it in most grocery stores in the laundry section or purchase it online.
Because Juice stains – particularly grape or red colored – are so similar to removing wine stains – you can use the simple solutions found here to help remove juice stains from carpet.
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