How to Remove Orange Juice Stains From Carpets - Part Two
Posted on Jun 28 2012 at 10:28:14 AM in How-To
In part one, you have read that it is important to treat the stain as soon as it occurs, otherwise it dries into the carpet and it become really hard to remove it. You also read that making your own cleaner, is a much better idea, than using a commercial one. It is healthier and cheaper. If you have decided to do that, read this part of the article and find out what you need to use to make your own cleaner and how to remove the orange juice stain with it. Here is what you need to do:
If you want to make your own natural cleaner, professionals from Cleaners Bentleigh say that the first thing you need to do is to take a small bowl and in it mix some liquid laundry detergent and some baking soda, mix them well into a foamy paste. Apply the mixture over the stain. Then, find an old soft toothbrush and use it to work the solution into the stain. Work in circular motions. Also, make sure you work from the outside of the stain towards the centre. This way you will prevent spreading the stain and making a bigger mess. Leave the solution to work for about 30 minutes and the rinse it off with a dampen cloth.
After that, add equal parts of cold water and vinegar to the solution in the bowl. Mix everything very well.
Take a sponge or a clean white cloth and apply the new solution over the stain. Make sure you use a white cloth, otherwise, if it is a coloured one, it might bleed and colour your carpet. Work the solution into the stain with the toothbrush again and leave it to work for another 30 minutes.
Rinse off the solution with a dampen cloth. If there is any stain left, repeat the process.
When you have removed the stain, now you have to dry the area, the best way to do that is to leave the carpet to air dry. If you want to speed up the drying process, put a bathroom towel over the wet area and then put something heavy over it. Cleaners Brighton East explains that this way the towel will absorb most of the water from the carpet. Remove the towel and leave the carpet to thoroughly air dry.
You can also use a fan to dry the area. Simply aim it, so that it blow directly over the wet area.