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post #1 of 13
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equals a grape juice stain on my beige carpet. I am now just going to start writing checks to my apartment complex as a back up to the security deposit AND pet deposit I'm going to loose. I was able to soak most of it up, and get the purple stain out, but you can still see a dark mark on my floor.


Why is it that cheep apartment complexes use beige carpet for all of their apartments????? Is this on purpose so you can't spill anything during the duration of your rental? Isn't this slightly unrealistic?
post #2 of 13
How putting a stain/spot remover book on your Christmas list. I keep one plus its stuffed with stuff I tore out of magazines by my shelves close to the washer.
My advise: Juice- sponge with lukewarm water . Then dissolve 1 tsp laundry detergent in 1 cup warm water and dab towel in this solution and dab the stained area blotting with dry cloths as you work then sponge with damp cloths to remove the suds. Another on food dyes recommends neutralizing it with 1 T ammonia in 1 cup water then rub table salt into area and let sit. Remove all of this with damp cloths.
Good luck!!
post #3 of 13
Grape juice contains tannin and white wine or club soda works really well at getting out tannin based stains.
post #4 of 13
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How putting a stain/spot remover book on your Christmas list. I keep one plus its stuffed with stuff I tore out of magazines by my shelves close to the washer.
My advise: Juice- sponge with lukewarm water . Then dissolve 1 tsp laundry detergent in 1 cup warm water and dab towel in this solution and dab the stained area blotting with dry cloths as you work then sponge with damp cloths to remove the suds. Another on food dyes recommends neutralizing it with 1 T ammonia in 1 cup water then rub table salt into area and let sit. Remove all of this with damp cloths.
Good luck!!
Thanks I'll try that!

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Grape juice contains tannin and white wine or club soda works really well at getting out tannin based stains.
Does baking soda do the same thing? I don't have any club soda at the moment.
post #5 of 13
I use this really cheap carpet cleaner spray called "Totally Awesome Carpet Cleaner". The brand is "Totally Awesome". http://www.lastotallyawesome.com/householdchem.html# It took out 2 year old grease stains on my beige carpet. You may be able to find it at your local dollar store, Longs Drugs, or Walmart. It's costs about $1.00 per bottle! I swear - this stuff is Totally Awesome!

~Amy

P.S. It works really well on cat stains, too.
post #6 of 13
My stain book talks about baking soda using it as a cheap nonabrasive cleaner and deoderizer. It doesn't mention it as a substitute for club soda.
post #7 of 13
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I use this really cheap carpet cleaner spray called "Totally Awesome Carpet Cleaner". The brand is "Totally Awesome". http://www.lastotallyawesome.com/householdchem.html# It took out 2 year old grease stains on my beige carpet. You may be able to find it at your local dollar store, Longs Drugs, or Walmart. It's costs about $1.00 per bottle! I swear - this stuff is Totally Awesome!

~Amy

P.S. It works really well on cat stains, too.
These look great! I may just have to go out and buy some!

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My stain book talks about baking soda using it as a cheap nonabrasive cleaner and deoderizer. It doesn't mention it as a substitute for club soda.
Thanks for the info, I'm not good at the whole what common household product takes out what stain thing.
post #8 of 13
Mine is a older paperback book called The Stain and Spot remover handbook by Jean Cooper. Martha Stewart should still have her stain guide on her website too.
post #9 of 13
No, baking soda isn't the same as club soda.
post #10 of 13
I feel your pain. I had a Radar incident yesterday involving a large tub of instant gravy granules He was on his way to the running tap when he knocked it over, and was heading back towards it with very wet feet as I was cleaning it up.

Fortunately it was on the kitchen floor which is tiled and I managed to get it all before he gravied himself.

There are some really good stain removers about these days, fingers crossed that it can be sorted.
post #11 of 13
Here's an idea -- no more grape products, of any kind, until the boys are out of kittenhood! You have the worst luck w/that combo!!!
post #12 of 13
I say no more anything but water
post #13 of 13
What about Tide to go stick? Heck if it works on clothes, why not carpets?
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