There’s nothing like the refreshing flavor and bold taste of a frosty pitcher of fruit punch to refresh you during the long hot days of Summer. It’s simply one of those pleasures that are hard to define – just ask any fruit punch loving kid, and you’re sure to hear songs in rapturous praise of this classic summer beverage. However, there’s just one drawback to enjoying fruit punch inside your home – it’s bright red color makes spilled fruit punch rug or carpet stains notoriously difficult to clean off, as if they remain over long periods of time, the stain can easily set in, permanently painting your rug a bright and garish shade of red. Fortunately, when tackled on the spot, fruit punch stains can be quickly mitigated. In this brief list blog post, the rug stain experts at Aladdin Oriental Rug will provide you with a list of tactics to tackle as soon as a fruit punch rug stain occurs, so that you can quickly reverse it.
Strategy Number One
- Blot up as much of the fruit punch with a paper towel or clean white cloth as you can.
- Spray lukewarm water right on the stain – make sure it’s only lukewarm, not hot, as this could make the stain set in.
- Blot the stain using paper towels or a white cloth. Don’t use circular motion – just place pressure right on the stain lightly and remove the cloth upwards.
- If you can still see the stain, mix a quarter of a teaspoon of carpet shampoo with a liter of warm water and stir it.
- Apply a bit of the solution right on the stain, and blot it with the towel a few times.
- Now, rinse the stain with warm water.
- Then, put a clean towel over the stain, and a heavy object over the towel to hold it. This will help put continuous pressure on the stain.
- Wait a few hours, and then remove the towel. Hopefully the stain will have disappeared.
Strategy Number Two
- Use a paper towel or cloth to blot as much of the stain as you can, in the methods described in strategy one.
- Then, take a light dishwasher detergent and mix it with one cup of warm water. Then, apply this solution to the stain and blot it.
- Then, mix two thirds of a cup of water with a half cup of white vinegar. Put the solution in a spray bottle, and spray it right on the stain.
- Then, repeat step number 2 again using the dishwasher detergent.
- Clean off the area using tap water and a slightly damp paper towel.
- Then, put dry towels on the stain, and heavy objects on top of the towel. Wait a few hours before removing it.
- If the stain still remains, make it slightly moist with a small amount of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide. Let this sit on the stain for an hour, then repeat the blotting / clean weighed towel technique until the stain disappears.