Removing fruit juice stains
Freshly squeezed orange juice is a real treat for the palate – and after that, insanely healthy. If only it didn’t leave such terribly stubborn stains… But with the right home remedy, you can successfully remove both orange juice stains and other fruit juice stains.
These home remedies help against juice stains
- Bile soap (actually helps against everything)
- Glycerin (for orange juice)
- Lemon juice or vinegar essence
- Mineral water for soaking
- Oxi products and bleach containing chlorine (as an emergency solution for the most stubborn juice stains)
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- Quick action is half the battle
As with all stains, the faster you remove juice stains, the more likely the treatment will be crowned with success. Immediately soak up fresh juice stains from carpet, sofa or other upholstery with napkins or paper handkerchiefs and wash out the remains with some mild detergent and warm water. Gone is the stain.
In the case of juice stains on textiles, you should take them off immediately and wash them out in some warm water with detergent – this should also be enough in most cases.
Treatment of stubborn or dry juice stains
Let the juice stains soak overnight in mineral water. To do this, place the entire garment in mineral water and weigh it down so that it is completely covered.
lemon juice or vinegar essence
The acid in vinegar essence or lemon juice dissolves the tannins of the fruit juice. Vinegar essence contains 25% acid, while lemon juice only contains about 5 to 10% – so vinegar essence is slightly more effective at removing stains.
Put a sip of pure on the stain and let the acid sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rub the fabric together or (for carpets and upholstery) brush over it and then wash out the acid.
For carpet, blot the area with a cloth, add a little water and blot again until the stain is pretty much gone.
Then put textiles in the wash and wash them as usual. For better results, add a little more acid to the stain before putting the textiles in the washing machine and wash them without rinsing out the remedy.
You should clean the carpet or sofa thoroughly with some mild detergent and warm water.
TIPS & TRICKS
If after washing in the washing machine you can still see shadowy stain residues, you can put white or very light textiles in the midday sun for a few hours – this will bleach out the remaining stains.