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How to Remove Orange Juice Stains From Carpet

How to Remove Orange Juice Stains From Carpet 1024 576 Rachelle Stone

We’ve all done it; while re-filling your morning OJ, you manage to tip the carton and spill a generous amount right onto your carpet. At first, you’re in disbelief as you look down at your new orange juice-stained carpet.

But don’t panic! I’ll be taking you through the steps on how to remove that pesky orange juice stain from your carpet.

Sure, you could just call it a day and declare your carpet ruined, but don’t give up yet. With the right technique, you can be back to the orange juice-free states in no time.

So don’t throw in the towel; just grab it, soak it up, and give this article a read.

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Materials Needed:

  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Clean white cloth
  • Water
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Dishwashing detergent

Step 1: Act fast and blot the stain

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As soon as you notice the orange juice spill, act fast and blot the stain with a clean white cloth or paper towel. Be sure not to rub the stain as this will only spread it further.

Step 2: Mix a cleaning solution

Mix 1 tablespoon of dishwashing detergent and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar with 2 cups of warm water. Stir the solution until the detergent is dissolved.

Step 3: Apply the cleaning solution

Dampen a clean white cloth with the cleaning solution and gently dab the stained area. Be careful not to saturate the carpet as this can damage the backing.

Step 4: Blot the area

After applying the cleaning solution, blot the area with a clean white cloth or paper towel. This will help to remove any excess moisture and residue.

Step 5: Apply baking soda

Baking soda is a natural deodorizer and will help absorb any lingering odors associated with the orange juice stain. Sprinkle baking soda over the stained area, enough to cover it completely. Leave it to sit for at least 15 minutes.

Step 6: Vacuum the area

Using a vacuum cleaner, gently vacuum up the baking soda from the carpet.

Step 7: Rinse the area

Dampen a clean white cloth with clean water and blot the area to rinse away any remaining cleaning solution.

Step 8: Allow to dry

Let the carpet air dry completely. Avoid walking on the carpet until it is fully dry.

Note: If the stain persists, repeat the steps until the stain is fully removed. It’s important to test any cleaning solution on an inconspicuous area of the carpet first to ensure it won’t cause any damage or discoloration.

How to Remove Old Orange Juice Spills From the Carpet?

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I’ve had a lot of success removing old orange juice spills from my carpet using ammonia or a commercial stain remover.

To start, I like to take a damp white cloth and blot away as much of the orange juice as possible. Then I mix a solution of one part ammonia and one part water, and using a cloth, I blot the area with the mixture.

Depending on the severity of the stain, I may need to repeat this process several times until it is gone. If the stain persists, I will try using a commercial stain remover designed for carpets.

I would be sure to wear gloves and follow the instructions on the label when applying the product. Again, depending on how long it’s been on the carpet, it might take several applications of the remover before the orange juice is completely removed.

Is It Possible to Remove the Stain Using Only Water?

It may be possible to remove a fresh orange juice stain from your carpet using just water.

Immediately after the spill, blot up as much of the liquid as possible with a clean, dry cloth. Then, dampen a clean cloth with water and gently blot the stain, starting from the outer edge and working your way inward to prevent spreading the stain. Continue blotting until no more of the stain transfers onto the cloth.

If the stain persists, you may need to use a cleaning solution or call a professional carpet cleaner. However, keep in mind that using just water may not be effective for older or set-in orange juice stains.

Are There Any Specific Types of Carpeting That Are More Resistant to Orange Juice Stains?

There are certain types of carpeting that may be more resistant to orange juice stains than others.

For example, carpets made from synthetic fibers like nylon, polyester, or olefin may be more resistant to stains because they are less absorbent than natural fibers like wool or cotton.

Additionally, carpets with a low pile height may be easier to clean than those with a high pile because they have a flatter surface that doesn’t trap as much liquid.

However, keep in mind that no carpet is completely stain-proof, and spills should always be cleaned up as quickly as possible to prevent staining. Regular carpet cleaning and stain protection treatments can also help to minimize the risk of stains.

What Is the Best Way to Prevent Orange Juice Stains From Occurring?

The best way to keep your carpets free from unsightly orange juice stains? Enjoy your delicious citrus beverage with caution!

Avoid spilling by using spill-proof cups or containers with lids. And when in doubt, just say no to OJ on the carpet–instead, opt for a nice sun-filled patio or grassy field.

What Should I Do if the Orange Juice Stain Is Persistent and Won’t Come out With Regular Cleaning?

If the orange juice stain won’t come out of your carpet no matter how hard you try, don’t stress! It’s time to call a professional cleaner.

If the upholstery is silk or vintage, it’s best to leave it to the pros. Otherwise, you might end up with more than just an annoying orange juice stain – you could end up with water spots and damaged backing.


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Don’t fret over orange juice stains on your carpet. With the right cleaning supplies, a bit of time and patience, you can say goodbye to those unsightly marks and keep your carpet looking pristine.

And once you’re done, you can relax and savor a refreshing glass of OJ, just be sure to keep it away from the carpet this time.

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    Rachelle Stone

    Rachelle Stone has numerous years in the commercial construction industry as well as residential, taking pride in the relationships formed over those years & continue to thrive & make new connections everywhere. She focuses hard on turning them into "partnerships" that will last a lifetime. You can visit her at

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