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How to Get Grape Juice and Other Fruit Juice Stains Out of Clothes and Carpet

Liquids have the annoying habit of dripping and spilling everywhere, and the next thing you know, you've just spilled your glass of grape juice down your shirt.

Let Tide help you get rid of common fruit juice stains and find the answers to such frequently asked questions as how to get grape juice out of clothes on the go and what to do if you’ve spilled orange juice on your carpet, with our comprehensive fruit juice–stain removal guide.

How to Remove Grape and Other Specific Fruit Juice Stains

The number of various fruit juices you can spill all over your favorite blouse or shirt is virtually endless. Luckily, when it comes to removing different types of fruit juice stains, there’s no significant difference between grape and pomegranate, apple and orange. Just act fast, remove the excess, pre-treat the stain with some detergent, and wash on the hottest setting recommended by the clothing’s fabric care label.

Additional Tips on How to Get Grape, Orange, and Cherry Juice Stains Out of Clothes

  • If the stain has already dried, try rubbing a bit of glycerin on the stained area to make the juice mark easier to remove.

  • When dealing with dry-clean only clothes, you can scrape off any excess pulp, but do not attempt to remove the stain yourself. Instead, take them to a professional cleaner as soon as you can.

  • Always check the item after washing to see if the stain has completely vanished before putting the garment in the dryer.

How to Get Rid of Fruit Juice Stains on the Go

Tide to Go is an instant stain remover developed specifically to help remove fresh stains on the spot, and as such, is perfectly capable of dealing with a bit of fruit juice before it sets in. Thanks to its powerful cleaning solution, this easy-to-use stain removing pen allows you to handle even the toughest unexpected stains, including a cherry juice stain, coffee, wine, chocolate syrup, and more.

Here’s how to remove fruit juice stains from your clothes on the go with Tide to Go:

  • Wet a cloth with warm water and blot the stain.

  • Remove the excess residue from the stain.

  • Press the tip of the Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover onto the stain several times to release some of the stain remover solution.

  • Rub the tip gently across the stain to remove it. If necessary, add more liquid and continue to rub gently.

Important: If the treated area will be exposed to direct sunlight, then wipe with a damp cloth or a napkin to remove excess solution.

How to Get Grape Juice Out of Carpet and Upholstery

Getting a bit of grape or another kind of fruit juice stain on your furnishings is not the end of the world. Just act fast and follow the below steps and your carpet and upholstery will be fruit juice–free in no time.

  1. Step 1. Remove excess: Lift away as much of the fruity liquid as possible using the edge of a spoon or a dull knife. Make sure not to wipe it, as that will only push the stain molecules deeper into the fabric of your carpet or upholstery, making it that much harder to remove.

  2. Step 2. Prepare a solution: Mix one tablespoon of Tide liquid laundry detergent in two cups of hot water. Dip a sponge or a clean white cloth in the solution, and gently blot the stain, working from the outside edge toward the center.

  3. Step 3. Rinse: Dip another cleaning cloth in cold water and remove any possible detergent residue from the stained area, preventing the soapy solution from attracting even more dirt particles.

  4. Step 4. Blot dry: Grab a few sheets of paper towel and soak up the moisture from your carpet and upholstery, then allow the fabric to dry.

Repeat until the stain is completely gone. In case you’ve spilled your breakfast juice on a vintage furnishing, your best bet is to call a professional cleaner.