How To Clean Juice Stains How To Clean Juice Stains

Removing juice stains can be accomplished by quickly rinsing with cool water. Don't use detergent on the stain - it will set it and make it impossible to remove. Instead, use white vinegar and blot to remove. Clear fruit juices, such as grapefruit, orange, or apple can be removed by blotting out as much of the juice as you can, and then rinsing with cool water. If needed, use a sponge and white vinegar to clean the spot, and then use a stain pretreater, such as Shout, and launder per the care label instructions. On dry clean only items, sponge on a little white vinegar, and rinse with cool water. If the stain persists, use a digestant enzyme paste on the stain, and let stand for 30 minutes. Rinse. Don't apply a digestant enzyme cleaner to silk or wool. These are best handled by a dry cleaning professional.

  1. Blot up liquid
  2. Mix one teaspoon of a mild pH balanced detergent (a mild non alkaline non bleaching detergent) with a cup of lukewarm water
  3. Blot
  4. Rinse with white household vinegar
  5. Blot
  6. Mix one teaspoon of a mild pH balanced detergent (a mild non alkaline non bleaching detergent) with a cup of lukewarm water
  7. Blot
  8. Sponge with clean water
  9. Blot
  10. If stain remains, blot with alcohol
Note: Always test an inconspicuous area for colorfastness, etc. before treating the exposed area. Also note that certain stains are permanent

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