How to Get Juice out of a Carpet

One of the most common carpet stains we get asked about is a fruit juice stain. Fruit juice is notorious for staining clothes, and it can be just as problematic on a carpet or upholstery. But not if you have this handy stain removal guide. In this article, we’ll explain how to get juice out of a carpet.

No matter if the stain in question was caused by orange juice, cranberry juice, or any other kind, we have the solution. We also included several home remedies using natural ingredients, to get rid of juice stains in an emergency. 

What this article covers:

How To Get Juice Stains Out Of A Carpet

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Professional carpet cleaning chemicals are always the best choice for cleaning juice spills and stains. If you need to get general juice or even coke stains out of the carpet, this is the preferred method to use.

This is because fruit juice and soft drinks can leave unsightly stains after mopping them up. These stains will need the extra stain removal power of professional carpet products.  

Professional Product For A Fresh Juice Spill 

Our Ultimate All-Fiber Rinse is the perfect solution to all your cleaning needs. It can be used for general cleaning of your carpets and upholstery, including fresh juice or soda spills. This is just as effective for getting Kool-Aid out of your carpet and even cleaning fruit punch out of carpets.

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Use as directed on the product packaging. This liquid carpet cleaner is designed to be used with hot water extraction. It is safe for use on both natural & synthetic carpets and upholstery, and unlike many carpet cleaners out there is even safe for use on wool. 

Home Remedy Cleaner For A Fresh Juice Spill 

Sometimes you face a carpet stain without the right carpet cleaning products to hand. Don’t stress, a fresh spill can usually be cleaned up pretty easily and shouldn't leave a mark if treated quickly enough. You will need the following items:

  • A bowl
  • A plastic spray bottle
  • Paper towels
  • 2 old, clean white towels or cloths
  • Mild dish soap
  • Warm water 

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Step 1

First, blot up the excess juice with a paper towel or soft, white cloth. Press a clean sheet of paper towel down onto the spill, but do so gently. 

You don’t want to drive the juice even further down into the carpet, as this will make it much more difficult to remove the stain. Keep doing this, using a new sheet of paper towel or a clean corner of the cloth as necessary, until the excess moisture has been soaked up. 

Step 2

After you have soaked up as much of the surface juice spill as possible, mix a teaspoon of liquid dish soap (bleach free) with 2 cups of warm (but not hot) water in a bowl. Once you have a mild, soapy solution, add this to the spray bottle and proceed with the stain removal step.

Step 3

Spray this onto the stained area and blot it up with the old towel. Keep doing this until the area has been thoroughly cleaned. Empty the spray bottle of any remaining dish soap solution, and fill it with ordinary tap water.

Step 4 

Spray the area again, this time with the clean water, and blot the water up with the other old towel. This will remove any remaining traces of dish soap. Leave the carpet to dry naturally. A fresh juice spill, cleaned up quickly, will usually not leave a stain. 

How To Remove An Old Orange Juice Stain From A Carpet

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If you need to get an old orange juice stain out of your carpet, you may need stronger cleaning power than the home remedy above. If that is all you have in the interim, proceed with the dish soap solution. But get professional carpet chemicals as soon as possible to deal with any stains that remain.

If you are treating an older, set-in stain, you need something designed for stubborn stain removal. Our best product for older stains left by juice and soft drinks is our Rave Spotter Stain Remover. This has been specifically formulated to remove stubborn stains without the use of soap and is non-toxic and easy to use.

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Rave Spotter is also safe to use in homes with children or pets. It removes a multitude of stains, including coffee, tea, and many wines. To make it even more practical, we gave it a spray top so you can just spray, blot, and walk away. 

All-Natural Stain Removing Hack For Old Orange Juice Stains

If you want to try a stain removal hack using ingredients that you already have in the home, the safest option is baking soda. Baking soda is extremely popular for stain removal, and can safely be used on all sorts of spills and stains in the home.

You will need the following:

  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • A spoon
  • Vacuum or handheld portable vac

Step 1

Wet the area with some water and apply a generous layer of ordinary baking soda. Agitate it by scrubbing lightly with your fingers or the back of a spoon. Leave the baking soda paste to do its work, for at least half an hour or more. 

Step 2

Once the baking soda has sat on the carpet for a while, scoop the excess paste up with the spoon and leave the carpet to dry naturally. You will not be able to tell if the stain is completely gone until the carpet is totally dry. 

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Step 3

Vacuum up any remaining baking soda with a vacuum cleaner or handheld mini vac. The area of carpet that has been treated should hopefully be nice and clean again. But if there is still a slight stain, you may need to proceed with a professional stain remover such as our Rave Spotter product. 

How To Remove A Red Fruit Juice Stain From A Carpet

One of the main issues with removing a grape juice stain from a carpet is the color. A red grape juice stain can look quite terrible, but it’s not a disaster if you treat the stain quickly. Proceed with the dish soap cleaning method described above, only if you do not have professional carpet chemicals to hand. 

Success cannot be guaranteed with that method, though, as red color stains often need extra stain removal action. That is why you should invest in our top-selling Red Action stain remover. Red Action will make quick work of removing red juice or wine stains from your carpets and upholstery.

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This is the best method for getting cranberry juice out of the carpet without leaving a red stain. It is also the ideal solution to get red Gatorade out of a carpet. Best of all, it can be used on juices and soft drinks in other colors too, not just red. It lifts any stubborn color stain out of the fibers. 

Red Action is, like the Ultimate All-Fiber Rinse, designed to be used for hot water extraction cleaning. But it can be used on synthetic carpet and upholstery materials, only.

Home Remedy Stain Remover For A Red Juice Stain

If you have to rely on a home remedy to remove a red juice stain and want to use only natural ingredients, you can try this method. You will need the following:

  • White vinegar
  • Warm water
  • Spray Bottle
  • Old white towel 
  • 2 soft white cloths

Step 1 

After mopping up the spill as described in the section under home remedy cleaner for a fresh juice spill, above, proceed with step 2 below.

Step 2

Mix equal parts of white vinegar and warm, but not warm water in a bowl. Dip the cloth into the bowl and dab at the stain, lifting as much of it up with the cloth as you can. Move to a clean section of the cloth each time, to avoid putting the stain back onto the carpet. 

Step 3

Take the other cloth, moisten it with plain water, and blot the area to remove residual vinegar. When you are certain that all has been removed, blot the area with the old towel and leave it to dry naturally. This will not be as effective on older red juice stains, which will require our professional stain remover. 

Why Are Home Remedies Not Always As Effective As Professional Cleaners?

Home remedies and cleaning or stain removal hacks found online can be very effective. Most of them use natural ingredients you already have in your home. But these can never replace professional carpet care products. 

The main reason for this is that professional cleaners and stain removers are scientifically formulated to break down stains. They are thoroughly tested before being released to the public and labeled as safe to use. Thanks to ongoing chemical research and development, they are continually improved upon as well.

While home remedies are better than leaving a fruit juice spill to leave a stain, they lack the strength and efficacy of carpet chemicals. If you are concerned about the environment-friendliness of your carpet chemicals, rest assured that our products are safe for your carpets and the environment. 

How To Get Juice Out Of Carpet (FAQs)

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Why does fruit juice stain so badly? 

Fruit juices are not only often brightly colored, such as cherry juice or cranberry juice. They are also often highly acidic. This can cause damage to your carpet fibers, and it is especially problematic on wool carpets or other natural fiber rugs. Immediate action is recommended to avoid long-lasting staining.

Why is a red juice stain harder to remove? 

Plant-based stains like cherry juice often require that they be broken down with acids like vinegar or lemon juice. The problem is that too weak a solution may be ineffective, and too strong a solution could cause discoloration of your carpet fibers. This is more noticeable on a darker carpet.

Is it safe to use stain removal hacks for juice on wool carpets? 

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Always take care when cleaning and removing stains from wool carpets and rugs, or any other natural fibers. 

As damage to such carpets can be very costly mistakes, rather leave it to the professionals, or use our professional grade cleaners. Our Ultimate All-Fiber Rinse carpet cleaner is safe for use on wool carpets. 

Conclusion

Fruit juice stains are never fun, but they don’t have to cause lasting damage to your carpet. Virtually any juice stain can be removed with the right tools and the right carpet chemicals. We have every cleaning and stain removal product that you’ll ever need to keep your carpets clean, fresh and stain-free. 

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