How to Get Rid of Cranberry Juice Stains

Cranberry based desserts and drinks are common sight at many holiday festivities and parties during which an accidental spill of cranberry juice may lead to an unsightly red stain on your clothing or carpet. This juncture can quickly ruin your mood but rather than pulling your hair out, you can easily take care of the cranberry stain by removing it with this solution. Keep in mind that the quicker you tend to the stain, the easier it will get out of the fabric, so don’t lose time but follow the steps below provided by cleaners Anerley.

  1. Use a white cloth to gently blot up the excess cranberry juice. Be careful not to spread the stain.
  2. If the stained fabric is cotton or linen, put a kettle of water to boil. Once the water starts boiling, stretch the fabric over a sink and start pouring the boiling water over the stain in smooth stream. Hold the kettle of boiling water high above the garment, so the water can drive the stain out of the fabric. For stubborn stains and if the fabric allows, soak the garment in chlorinated water. Rinse thoroughly.
  3. Use a mixture of 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, ½ teaspoon of liquid laundry detergent and 1 quart of water to soak the stained fabric in for about 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse out the vinegar solution and inspect the problematic area. If the cranberry stain is still visible, blot at the area with rubbing alcohol. Rinse, then launder the fabric as you usually would.
  5. For cranberry stains on a carpet, soak up the excess spilled juice with a clean rag. Make a cleaning solution of 2 cups of cold water and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap, and sponge the stained area with the solution. Blot dry with a dry towel. Keep blotting the stain with the solution and then absorbing the moisture until the stain is gone.
  6. If the stain remains on the carpet,  cleaners Bexley  suggest using a solution of 2 cups warm water and 1 tablespoon of ammonia. Blot the stain using a clean cloth dampened in the ammonia solution. Once the stain is gone, blot the area dry with a clean cloth.
  7. For cranberry stains on upholstery, use a solution of 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Apply the solution to the stain with a sponge, then blot it up with a dry towel. Repeat the process until the stain is completely removed. Rinse the area with cold water and blot dry.


January 5, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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