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How To Get Orange Juice Stains Out Of Carpet & Upholstery

Updated: Aug 5, 2023

Spilling orange juice on your carpet or upholstery furniture such as couches can be a frustrating experience, especially if it leaves behind a stubborn stain.

Its vibrant orange color is a real eye-sore that is impossible to ignore. Not only that but removing coloured stains such as orange juice, ketchup and mustard is not an easy task.

Many customers will call us just to remove it, and while we don't mind doing it for you, we thought we'd save you guys some money.

The good news is that with the right techniques, you can effectively remove orange juice stains from your carpet.

Here are some tips on how to get orange juice out of your carpet:

Removing Orange Juice From Carpet & Upholstery

orange juice stain in carpet

Blot the stain

The first step in removing an orange juice stain is to blot up as much of the liquid as possible with a clean, white cloth or paper towel.

If it was a full glass of orange juice, or worse, the carton, you will need a few cloths.

Avoid rubbing the stain, as this can push the juice deeper into the carpet fibers which can eventually cause permanent staining.

Apply a solution of warm water and dish soap

Mix a solution of warm water and a few drops of dish soap. Dip a clean cloth into the solution and gently blot the stain, working from the outside in.

Rinse the cloth frequently and continue blotting until the stain is gone. This is quite a tedious task and you will need to sometimes dry the area before attempting it again if it doesn't work after a while.

Use a vinegar solution

If the orange juice stain is particularly stubborn, you can try using a solution of white vinegar and warm water.

To do this effectively, Mix equal parts of water and vinegar in a spray bottle and apply it to the stained area.

Blot the area with a clean cloth and continue until the stain is gone. Make sure to rinse the area thoroughly with water and blot it dry.

Use a carpet cleaner or wet and dry vacuum

If the stain still persists, you may need to use a carpet cleaner. Choose a product that is specifically designed for removing orange juice stains. There are plenty on the market that can deal with citrus-based stains.

Follow the instructions on the label carefully and make sure to test the cleaner on a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet first to avoid any damage. Don't go out of the remit of carpet cleaning products.

Some cleaners can be designed for different surfaces and have a negative impact on carpets.

Do You Have A Steam Cleaner?

steam cleaner for stains orange juice

Steam cleaning is a great way of removing all kinds of stains and orange juice is one of them. Use it in conjunction with your vinegar or citrus cleaning solution for an extra kick of power.

Steam cleaners work amazingly well with chemicals in getting rid of stains because as the products warm up, they become more effective.

Call in the professionals

If you've tried everything and the stain still won't come out, it may be time to call in the professionals.

A professional carpet cleaning service has the equipment and expertise to remove even the most stubborn stains. If you're unsure of what to do, or you just don't want to waste time then calling a professional carpet cleaner is your best bet.


In conclusion, getting orange juice out of your carpet can be a daunting task, but it's not impossible.

By following these tips, you can effectively remove the stain and keep your carpet looking clean and fresh.

Remember, the key is to act quickly and address the issue as soon as possible to prevent it from becoming a permanent problem.

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