How to Get Grape Juice Out of Carpet

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how to get grape juice out of carpet

Grape juice is notorious for staining fabric – which might have you worried if you spilled some on your carpet.

Luckily, even though grape juice is a hard stain to remove, it’s not impossible to do.

Here’s how to get grape juice out of the carpet. If the grape juice stain on your carpet is fresh, start by using a paper towel to dab as much out of the carpet as possible. Then mix a tablespoon of dish soap with two cups of warm water. Dip a rag in the solution and dab the area until the stain is gone.

Top Ways to Remove a Grape Juice Stain from Your Carpet

top ways to remove a grape juice stain from your carpet

Dab with Dish Soap

While you might not think dish soap would be an effective stain remover, it works well for fresh stains. And since dish soap is a gentle cleanser, it’s generally safe for all types of carpet, making it an excellent method to start with.

To treat your carpet with dish soap, start by mixing a solution of 1 tablespoon of dish soap with two cups of warm water. Next, dip a rag in the solution and blot the stain. Repeat until the stain is gone.

If this doesn’t work, try another method listed below.

Try Ammonia

Ammonia is a powerful cleaner capable of lifting tough carpet stains. But because ammonia is harsh, you need to test in an inconspicuous area first.

Here’s what to do:

  • Mix 1TBS of ammonia with two cups of water
  • Use a sponge or clean cloth and dap the stain with the solution
  • Repeat until the grape juice stain is no longer visible.
Tip: Don’t mix ammonia with any other cleaners, especially those that contain bleach.

Mix Rubbing Alcohol and White Distilled Vinegar

White distilled vinegar and rubbing alcohol are both powerful natural cleaners. But because rubbing alcohol can potentially lighten the carpet, you’ll want to spot test this method. (If you have light carpet, you’re probably in the clear.)

Start by mixing ½ cup of rubbing alcohol with 2 TBSP white distilled vinegar. Next, dip a clean cloth into the mixture and use it to dab the stain.

Work in small areas from the outside of the stain toward the middle. Focus on one section and once it’s completely clean, move to the next.

Use a Portable Carpet Cleaner

If you have a portable carpet cleaner, pull it out and use it to treat your grape juice stain. It will work best when you use a carpet shampoo product capable of removing grape juice, red wine, and coffee stains.

Luckily these are easy to find, and you can pick one up at any hardware store.

Treat the Area with Club Soda

Club soda is a fantastic stain remover. Plus, it’s easy to use.

Start by dipping a clean cloth into club soda. Now, take your rag and dab it onto the grape juice stain. Repeat until the stain is gone.

(Switch to a new rag if the one you’re using becomes oversaturated with grape juice.)

Frequently Asked Questions

faq how to get grape juice out of carpet

Can I use hydrogen peroxide to get grape juice out of the carpet?

You can use hydrogen peroxide to treat a grape juice stain. But, because peroxide can lighten fabric, this works best for white carpet. Start by dabbing as much grape juice out of the carpet with a paper towel. Then pour a little peroxide on a clean rag and blot the grape juice stain.

Continue blotting until the stain is gone. Never rub. It will simply spread the stain.

How to get old juice stains out of the carpet?

To get old juice stains out of your carpet, mix ½ cup rubbing alcohol with two tablespoons of white distilled vinegar. Then, dip a clean rag into the solution and dab the stain. You’ll need to repeatedly dab to rewet the grape juice and lift it from the carpet.

How to get a juice smell out of your carpet?

If you’ve removed a juice stain from your carpet but are left with a smell, sprinkle baking soda over the area. Allow the baking soda to sit for 24 hours and then vacuum.

Final Thoughts

Grape juice stains easily. If your stain is fresh, start blotting as much juice out of the carpet as possible.

Then, choose a cleaner to treat the stain with. You can start with a simple dish soap mixture and if that doesn’t work, move to something stronger.

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Katie Barton lives with her husband and three daughters in an 1800’s style log cabin in southern Ohio. She thinks cleaning is relaxing and is considered the organizing go-to person by her family and friends. She runs the blog Cabin Lane where she shares about cleaning, decluttering, and minimalism. See full biography here.

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