How Do You Get Orange Juice Stain Out of Carpet?

Who doesn’t love orange juice, grape juice, or lemon juice? We all do. Kids and adults alike can’t get enough of this cool treat regardless of the weather. But as much as we love these fruit juices, your carpet won’t appreciate any type of juice stains all over it at all. So, the next time you sip that juice indoors, be careful not to spill!

Orange juice stains on carpets are a nightmare because they can be very difficult to remove. This holds true for almost all kinds of fruit juice stains, especially pomegranate juice stains. Carpet cleaning is a job nobody wants to do. Now you know why your mom screams at the sight of one. But that shouldn’t happen anymore.

Ways to Remove Fruit Juice Stains from Carpets

Worry not about carpet stains because we won’t leave you when these things happen. We will show you exactly what to do when carpet stains arise, so you need not ask the question, “How do you get orange juice stain out of carpet?” repeatedly. We’ve come up with the simplest ways how to do so.

The best part of it? You can use materials that are readily available in your household. This means that you don’t need to call carpet cleaning professionals just yet. Try to follow the steps we have here first, and you might just fix the problem by yourself. Ready? Then let’s get started!

* You Get Orange Juice Stain Out of Carpet

  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Detergent solution
  • Carpet Shampoo
  • Ammonia
  • White Vinegar
  • Warm water
  • White cloth or towel
  • Scraper
  • Gloves
  • Electric fan

*Step 1. Blot excess juice off the carpet.

Blot excess juice off the carpet

Using a white cloth or towel, blot any excess fruit juice from the carpet. Absorb as much liquid as you possibly can. Press harder or put a lot of pressure on the towel to squeeze out the orange juice from the carpet’s fiber and into the towel. If you’re dealing with an old stain, you’ll need likely need a scraper.

Step 2. Spray warm water on the stain.

 Spray warm water on carpet

Remove the towel and using a spray container, apply warm water to the stained area. Be careful not to use very hot water. If you do, the carpet may get damaged. Spray just enough water to cover the stained area then go to the next step. 

Step 3. Blot again.

With warm water on the stain, you should be able to get a little bit of the fruit juice using a clean piece of cloth. Apply the same amount of pressure. Remember not to move the cloth in a circular motion or the carpet fibers might get damaged.

If the stain was removed, then you’re done! If it’s still there, then go through each of the steps below until all stains have disappeared. Stop at any point and skip to the last part if the stain has been successfully removed.

Step 4. Use special carpet shampoo or stain remover.

Use special carpet shampoo or stain remover

If your carpet has delicate fibers, try to use the special carpet shampoo designed for it if you have it. Apply the shampoo to the stained area as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Alternately, if you have a stain remover that is specific to your carpet, you may use it too. Just be sure to follow all steps so as not to create further damage.

Step 5. Dab some white vinegar.

Dab some white vinegar

If there are still some juice stains even after spraying warm water, try to use some white vinegar instead. This will prove to be more effective than warm water if the spill was there for hours before you noticed it. It’s recommended for old stains too.

After applying the vinegar, use another piece of clean cloth to dab away the liquid. Then rinse with cold water. This cleaning solution is very effective on carrot stains as well. White vinegar is an active cleaning solution. Remember to always store extra in your pantry!

Step 6. Use a dishwashing detergent.

Use a dishwashing detergent

If the stain proves to be more difficult than you think and the vinegar trick failed to work, then try using dishwashing liquid instead. Add several drops of dish soap to 150 ml of lukewarm water. Blot the area using a clean white cloth. Then rinse the stained area with cold water. Repeat as necessary.

The dishwashing liquid is effective in getting rid of the sticky orange juice residue or a similar tough stain. In case you get pet stains at any point, you may try this method as well. It will surely work magically for you.

Step 7. Apply a detergent solution.

using a detergent solution

If the dishwashing liquid failed to remove all juice stains, maybe because the orange stain was there for days, you might want to take your carpet stain removal project a notch higher by using a detergent solution. However, don’t use a very strong detergent or you might damage the shade of your carpet.

In case all you have in your pantry is a strong detergent, apply baking soda instead. Using a sponge, dab detergent solution or baking soda onto the stained area. Blot it with much as pressure as you can. Rinse. Repeat if necessary. Note: This method is effective for berry stains too!

Step 8. Use ammonia.

ammonia is the strongest compound you can use

If the stain proves to be very difficult and none of the solutions above worked, ammonia is the strongest compound you can use. Just be careful when handling this product. Never mix it with chlorine bleach because the fumes that will result from their chemical reaction can be hazardous. Wear protective gear before doing anything if you must.

So, mix ammonia with 2 cups of lukewarm water instead. Use a sponge to apply the solution to the stained area. Blot the carpet with a clean cloth to remove excess liquid. Then dip another sponge in cool water. Apply it to the stained area. Blot the carpet dry. Extra tip: This solution is also helpful for removing blood stains.

Step 9. Direct an electric fan towards the damp area.

Direct an electric fan towards the damp area

If you have an electric fan at home, direct it to the spot where the stain used to be. Doing so will dry the spot faster. You might need to get the fan working for hours on end to completely dry that part of the carpet. Remember that a damp area can attract more dirt so you should try to dry the carpet as fast as you can.

Step 10. Place a dry towel over the damp area.

In case you don’t have an electric fan, you can place a dry towel over the damp area instead. Be sure to place something heavy on top of it too. Doing so will help absorb the remaining liquid on the carpet. Remove the towel after a few hours and leave the carpet to air dry. Be careful with this step, especially if you have pets and kids around the house.

Try to protect the stained area by placing some stuff around it so nobody will step over it while air drying. At this point, you might be thinking that it would be nicer if you have used a dry cleaning solvent to remove the carpet stain. But since that isn’t the case, do this tip instead. It could save you a lot of frustration.

These are all the steps you can do to remove any type of fruit juice stain off your carpet. Remember that you don’t have to do all these steps. You may need to follow just a couple of methods to get the stain off. If at any point, you have successfully removed the stain, then you’re done. No need to go through all ten steps when removing stains from your carpet. Skip through the rest of the steps and just do the rinse and dry method.

These instructions, of course, compromise a do-it-yourself guide on how to remove carpet juice stains. It mostly works only for a certain type of fresh stain or those arising from spills or accidents that recently occurred. Feel free to choose which method or material you think will work best on the stained carpet, based on your experience.

If you encounter a very stubborn stain though, you might need to hire some carpet cleaning professionals to help you out. A good carpet cleaner can remove all kinds of juice stains and nail polish stains off your carpet in no time at all. The very best ones, however, can even offer to do tile grout cleaning for you!

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