How to Get Grape Juice Out of Carpet

Knowing how to get grape juice out of carpet is not a life saving skill, but it can certainly take the sting out of an accidental spill. Grape juice is the world's scariest substance when it comes to spills, but quick action and the right technique will save the day-and you may not even need expensive carpet stain removers.

How To Get Grape Juice Out Of Carpet Fibers

Grape juice is a parent's worst nightmare, but kids love it and it's a very healthy drink. The best way for you and your children to enjoy grape juice is to be prepared for that inevitable spill. When disaster strikes-and it will-here's how to be ready:

  • Get to it! Time is your enemy when it comes to grape juice spills. The faster you react, the easier it will be to deal with a grape juice stain.
  • Blotting is best. To begin, blot up as much of the spill as you can. Resist the urge to rub the stain, as this will only grind the grape juice into the carpet fibers.
  • Lift and separate. Club soda or white wine will help lift the grape juice out of the carpet fibers. Wet a clean cloth with either liquid and press it against the stain for several seconds. Try not to saturate the carpet with liquid.
  • But there's no time! If you absolutely don't have time to deal with the stain right away, pour a generous amount of table salt over the stain. The salt will absorb the grape juice while you're away and can be vacuumed up later.
  • Like magic. Once all excess liquid has been blotted up, it's time to attack the remaining stain. Mix 1 tablespoon of mild dish detergent (lanolin and bleach free) with 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide. Gently apply this mixture to the stained area until damp (not saturated). Wait a few minutes and then blot the mixture up with a clean cloth. Rinse the area with a clean, water-dampened cloth and allow the area to dry.
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