During the holidays, it is quite common to serve cranberry sauce or cranberry juice. Unfortunately, spills can occur, leaving stains on upholstery, clothing or countertops. If you are able to catch the spill before it has time to set, it is far easier to remove it. However, like many other red stains, if not treated correctly and on time, you will end up with a permanent pink or red stain on garments or upholstery. Here is a quick way to remove those stubborn stains from nearly any fabric.
What You'll Need:
1 Cup Cold Water
2/3 Cup Rubbing Alcohol
1 Teaspoon Liquid Laundry or Dish Detergent
1 Tablespoon White Vinegar (for Upholstery)
1 Glass or Plastic Bowl
Bounty Paper Towels
Carefully blot the area where the cranberry sauce or juice spilled. Be careful not to rub the area or you may cause the stain to bleed into the surrounding area. Absorb as much moisture as you can with Bounty paper towels.
Combine rubbing alcohol and liquid detergent in a plastic or glass bowl (do not use metal), and mix gently. If you are cleaning the stain from upholstery, add white vinegar to the mixture.
Test a small area of the garment or upholstery to ensure that the mixture will not cause the fabric to bleed.
Using Bounty paper towels, carefully blot the area with the mixture. If you are using the mix on a garment, place dry folded Bounty paper towels underneath the stain to absorb the excess liquid. If you are using the mixture on upholstery, make sure you don't saturate the fabric.
Once you have blotted the stain from the upholstery, carefully blot the area with Bounty paper towels soaked in cold water. Once again, make sure you don't saturate the fabric. If you are cleaning a garment, wash the garment in the hottest water setting recommended by the manufacturer.