How to Get Cranberry Juice out of a Carpet

Cranberry juice is not only delicious but offers many benefits to your health. It doesn’t offer any benefits to your carpet’s health, though. 

Spilling cranberry juice on your carpet is always a nightmare. But it won’t be a disaster when you have the right products and this handy cleaning and stain removal guide.

So keep reading for the best advice on how to get cranberry juice out of the carpet. We cover the best products for the job, from clean-up to stain removal. 

What this article covers:

How To Clean Cranberry Juice From A Carpet

how to clean cranberry juice from carpet

If you have spilled cranberry juice on your carpets or upholstery, clean the mess up as soon as possible. This will reduce the risk of a bad stain. As with regular juice stains, first, blot up as much of the surface spill with paper towels or even an old clean towel.  

Do not rub as this will push the juice further into the fibers. Dab quickly and lightly to soak up the excess moisture. Then proceed with one of the below cleaning solutions. 

Professional Carpet Cleaner Product

Cranberry juice can leave a particularly nasty stain on carpets and couches. For best results, always use professional scientifically formulated carpet cleaning products to clean it up. 

This will prevent stains, and leave your carpets cleaner and fresher than they ever were before. Every carpeted home needs a few top-quality carpet care products.

Any of our cleaning products, including our Black Label Rinse, will work for tough spills and stains like cranberry juice. This soap-free cleaner and rinse are also free from alcohol, ammonia, and bleach. This makes it perfectly safe to use for hot water extraction carpet cleaning on all synthetic carpets and upholstery. 

how to remove cranberry juice from carpet

This product will clean the cranberry juice from your carpet just as effectively as getting other beverages like coca cola out of your carpet. The product’s fresh citrus scent will leave your carpets smelling great, too. Use our Black label Rinse only according to the cleaning instructions found on the packaging. 

Home Remedy For Cleaning Up Cranberry Juice

If you do not have any carpet care products in your home, don’t despair. You can use the cleaning method below, to get rid of juice stains on carpets, including cranberry juice. 

Please take note that the results may not be as impressive as with professional carpet cleaning chemicals. But if you act quickly this home remedy should do a good job of cleaning up a fresh cranberry juice spill. 

You will need the following:

  • A mixing bowl
  • A spray bottle
  • 2 old, clean white towels
  • Mild liquid dish soap (must be bleach-free)
  • Warm water 

Step 1

Combine a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid soap with 2 cups of warm water in the mixing bowl. Do not use very hot water. Add this mild soapy solution to the spray bottle. Spray it onto the affected area of the carpet. 

how to clean cranberry juice out of carpet

Step 2

Blot it up with one of the old towels, and keep repeating the spraying and blotting until the spill patch has been cleaned. Once the soapy solution has been used, refill the spray bottle with clean tap water, and spray the area again, ensuring that you saturate it enough. 

Step 3 

Blot all the water up with the other old towel. This step removes the remaining traces of soap from your carpet. Repeat this last step a few times if necessary. You must remove all the soap residue. Leave the carpet to air dry. 

You can also use this cleaning method to remove a grape juice stain from your carpet

What If A Dry Cranberry Juice Spill Has Left A Red Stain? 

If you were not able to clean the juice up straight away and it has dried, you will be faced with a red stain on your carpet. This will be especially visible on white or cream-colored carpets. Relax, you don’t have to throw out your carpet! We have the best products for treating this problem. 

Our Rave Spotter and Red Action stain removers are both extremely effective at removing tough stains. Rave Spotter is a no-rinse formula that quickly dissolves most household stains in one easy step.  This revolutionary product not only removes cranberry juice and other juice stains, but it also works on really tough stains like coffee, tea, grease, and wine.

how to get cranberry juice stains out of carpet

Red Action, too, is an effective stain remover. It is designed for use in hot water extraction carpet cleaning machines but is the best solution for all of your nightly colored carpet stains. 

how to remove cranberry juice stains from carpet

With its neutral scent and powerful stain-busting formula, it will make light work of the worst juice and soda stains. This can also be used to clean red Gatorade out of the carpet and even for removing red Kool-Aid from the carpet. Despite the name, it can be used on any color stain, not only red. 


Cranberry juice is one of the worst juice stains you can experience on your carpets. Because of the dark red color, it stains carpet fibers quickly and can be difficult to remove once set in. Professional carpet cleaning and stain removal products are always recommended for carpet stains of this nature.

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