How to Handle Grape Juice Stains
A fresh glass of grape juice is refreshing on a hot day, but we know how kids especially can slip with their cup and spill the contents all over themselves! Luckily, knowing how to remove grape juice stains is easy with useful advice from Persil®. Follow our tips to remove the stain and get the kids another glass of juice!
Removing grape juice stains step-by-step
Step 1: Act fast! The longer the grape juice stain sits on the clothing, the harder it will be to remove in the end. No matter if the spill occurs on pants or a T-shirt, grab a clean cloth or paper towel and gently blot up as much juice as possible. Avoid rubbing forcefully at the stain, as this can drive the juice even deeper into the fabric and make it difficult to get out.
Step 2: Hold the stained area of the garment under cold running water, but position the item so that the grape juice doesn’t affect other parts of the clothing but instead runs straight into the basin. After all, you don’t want to have to remove grape juice stains from more areas of the garment!
Step 3: Next, grab your bottle of Persil® ProClean® Stain Fighter liquid detergent and pour directly onto the stain. This is to pre-treat the grape juice stain so that it is easier to remove later on. Either grab an old toothbrush or hold the edges of the fabric to work the liquid detergent gently into the stain using a circular motion. Let the garment sit like this for around 5 minutes.
Step 4: Hold the item under a cold running water until the pre-treatment is fully rinsed out. If stain is still there repeat pre-treating and rinsing process. Then place it into a washing machine. You’ll want to wash the item on the hottest setting according to the care symbols on the label. Once the machine has finished the cycle, check if the grape juice stain has been fully removed before drying the garment. If not, then try washing it again using the same steps as above. Stains are much harder to get out once they have been dried after washing, especially when placed in a tumble dryer.
Further tips: Knowing exactly how to remove grape juice stains is just the beginning, as there are many more pieces of advice for getting out other spills in our stain advisor section on drinks.
Dry clean only clothes: How to get grape juice stains out
It might be the case that grape juice has been spilled onto a dry clean only item. If this is the case, blot up as much of the liquid as possible using a paper towel or clean cloth, then take the garment to a professional dry cleaners and tell them exactly where the stain is located.