How to Clean Apple Juice Off a Fabric Couch

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Apple juice mars a fabric sofa’s appearance.
Apple juice mars a fabric sofa’s appearance. (Image: Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Apple juice is a common beverage, so spills are inevitable. Drinking apple juice over a fabric sofa leaves its cloth upholstery susceptible to stains that appear as pale yellow blotches. The longer apple juice permeates fabric sofas, the more insoluble the juice becomes. Old apple juice is more difficult to extract than fresh juice. The quicker you remove the stains, the better.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Cleaning bucket
  • Stir stick
  • Non-bleach dishwashing soap
  • 2 cloths
  • Dry towel

Blot fresh apple juice off the sofa using paper towels. Absorb as much juice as possible.

Fill a cleaning bucket with 2 cups of cold water. Stir 1 tablespoon of non-bleach dishwashing soap into the water.

Dampen a cloth in the solution. Tamp the sofa’s upholstery to dissolve the remaining apple juice.

Continue tamping the stained sofa fabric with the solution until the apple juice is fully dissolved. Fold the cloth between each blot.

Moisten another cloth with water. Blot the soapy sofa fabric until it's thoroughly rinsed.

Blot moisture off the sofa’s fabric using a dry towel.

Tips & Warnings

  • Repeat the procedure if the apple juice stain is extremely unyielding.
  • Bleach-based dishwashing soap discolors dyed sofa fabric.

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