How to remove grape juice stains


how to remove grape juice stains

Just like it’s “grown up” version, wine, grape juice is often a part of your special gatherings and occasions. But while living the moment, you may not notice your grape juice spilling, and it can leave behind a troublesome dark red stain.

To help preserve the clean-looking condition of your favorite clothes, carpets, and upholstery, make sure you act quickly to remove the stains. You can remove grape juice stains using a baking soda paste, vinegar, and dishwashing detergent. Read on to find out how.

Get rid of grape juice stains on clothes using commercial stain remover

When you accidentally spill grape juice on your clothes, you need to act as quickly as possible. To remove the stains on your clothes, try the most straightforward and most uncomplicated method – using a stain remover. You can buy commercial stain removers at your local grocery store or online.

Follow the instructions below to get rid of the stains and see optimal results.

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  1. Get a clean cloth and gently dab it on the spilled area. Make sure that it absorbs all the grape juice from your clothes.
  2. Pour cold water on the stained area. Let the water run on your clothes to flush the grape juice away from your clothes.
  3. After you flush your clothes with cold water, begin treating it with a stain remover. Put the stain remover gel or spray on the stained area and scrub using a soft brush.
  4. You can apply a heavy-duty laundry detergent if you don’t have a stain remover. Some laundry detergents have enzymes to dissolve the grape juice stains on your clothes.
  5. Let the detergent and the stain remover work for your clothes by letting it soak for 15 minutes.
  6. After the stains lighten, rinse your clothes using warm water. Wash away the stains from your fabric.
  7. Run a normal cycle on your washing machine and check the stains are gone before putting your clothes in the dryer.

Remove grape juice stains on carpets with white vinegar

If you’re enjoying the moment, you may not notice your grape juice spill on your cozy carpet. It can be unsightly and can ruin the classy look of your living room or bedroom. Fortunately, you can remove the unsightly grape stains off your carpet using something you probably already have at home: white vinegar.

Follow the steps to get optimal results.

  1. Blot your carpet with a clean white cloth or paper towel to absorb the grape juice from your carpet.
  2. Prepare the stain removing solution: mix two tablespoons of white vinegar and one-half cup of rubbing alcohol. Soak the clean white cloth or the paper towel in the solution.
  3. Put the soaked cloth on the stained area. Let the fabric absorb the grape liquid.
  4. Put effort into blotting your carpet. Clean one area at a time until no more stains are visible.
  5. After the stains lighten. Rinse your carpet by using a clean cloth soaked with pure water. Blot it until no more stains are left.
  6. Let your carpet air dry.

Eliminate grape juice stains from fabric with bleach

Bleach is a powerful chemical that can get rid of stains from any fabric, including grape juice stains. But be careful when handling bleach as it can easily ruin the color of your favorite clothes. Use this approach for white clothes only or find a color-safe bleach.

To remove grape juice stains on your clothes with bleach follow the steps below.

  1. When treating the grape stains, make sure that you pre-treat your clothes by hand or machine washing.
  2. Be careful in using bleach. Wear protective gloves and make sure that you don’t overdo it, and ruin the color of your fabric. A spot check in an unnoticeable area is a good idea.
  3. Mix warm water and bleach in a container. Place your clothes inside the container and let the fabric soak for one to four hours.
  4. When the stains are no longer visible, wash your clothes normally with laundry detergent and water.
  5. Let your clothes air dry to make sure the stain is gone.

Baking soda can remove grape juice stains from upholstery

Using baking soda to remove grape juice stains is an aggressive method. But baking soda is usually the best and most effective method of getting rid of all kinds of stains from most surfaces.

When removing grape juice stains from your upholstered furniture using baking soda, follow these steps.

  1. Wipe your upholstery with a clean and dry cloth. In doing this, you can eliminate the dust or dirt on your sofa.
  2. Spread the baking soda on the stained area. Let it sit on your fabric for up to 20 minutes.
  3. Get a vacuum cleaner to get rid of the stain and baking soda.
  4. If stains are still visible, use a clean cloth to remove the residue.

Common questions about grape juice stains

Can I remove the grape juice stains from my dry clean clothes?

Yes, you can remove the grape stains, even if your clothes are labeled as dry clean only. Blot the grape juice until there are no liquid stains dripping anymore or you can use a professional stain cleaner of your choice. Follow the directions of the product to effectively remove the grape juice stains. Before placing it in your dryer bag, ensure you eliminate the stains first.

Can you get grape juice stains out of granite?

Yes, you can remove dirty-looking grape juice stains from granite. Though granite is prone to stains, there are many ways to remove these stains. Natural stone cleaners are available to accelerate the process of stain removal. You can also use baking soda or acetone to remove the pesky stains.

 You don’t need to worry if your granite gets stained with grape juice because you can effectively remove any stain by following home remedies that can remove the stains with products you surely have at home. Just make sure you don’t use vinegar on your granite countertops as it can damage the surface.

Why does grape juice stains?

Since grape juice is a liquid, if you spill it on any surface or material that is porous or absorbent, it can easily soak into the surface. It’s also acidic, which allows the grape juice to penetrate surfaces quickly.

Grape juice has high levels of tannins, which give it its dark color and are responsible for leaving the staining color behind.  Tannins can also be found in other commonly staining drinks like wine, tea and coffee.

Wrapping up

Removing grape juice stains can be challenging, so it’s best to be careful when indulging in a glass of grape juice to avoid the hassle of removing the stains. Be cautious when drinking grape juice, and if you do stain your clothes, carpet, or upholstery, act quickly. If the grape juice stains are already dry, it will be troublesome to remove, but not impossible. If you don’t have a commercial stain remover on hand, try a baking soda paste, white vinegar or bleach.  As always, preventing the onset of stain in the first place will save you from the hassle of cleaning, so don’t go too wild next time you’re enjoying a glass of grape juice.

how to remove grape juice stains

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Michael René, consultant, is the leading stain removal expert in Denmark. Read about him and the rest of the team here

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