How to remove a red fruit stain?
Although tasty and refreshing, berries can also stain clothes and even your beautiful fabric sofa. Unfortunately, berry stains are sometimes stubborn and difficult to remove!
10 Tips presents in this article all the best cleaning tips and tricks to remove a red fruit stain . Happy cleaning!
Tips and tricks for removing red fruit stains:
1. Remove a red fruit stain with bleach
Bleach is a simple, quick and effective way to get rid of the most stubborn stains, including red fruit stains.
Of course you guessed it, this trick is effective on white clothes and even better on white cotton clothes.
So if the fabric is white, you can easily use bleach to clean the red fruit stain or other stubborn stain. Here’s how:
- Dilute one tablespoon of bleach to one cup of water.
- Soak the fruit stain and let it act for a few seconds.
- Rub with a cloth to remove the stain.
- Rinse in cold water and send to the washing machine to finish.
But be careful, bleach can damage certain textiles and clothes, so be careful when using bleach.
2. Clean the stain quickly with lemon juice
Regardless of the type of stain, the most important thing is to act quickly, very quickly to clean everything! This is all the more important on a garment, because the fruit stain can quickly become embedded in the fabric and become difficult to remove.
- Soak the fruit stain with lemon juice and rub gently.
- Remove as much of the stain as possible and finish with washing machine cleaning.
You can also rub the stain with half a lemon, it works just as well as lemon juice.
3. Remove the red fruit stain with vinegar
Vinegar is also an effective natural product for cleaning red fruit stains and a multitude of other stains on clothing and textiles.
As with lemon juice, here’s how to use it as a natural stain remover:
- Soak the fruit stain completely with white vinegar.
- Rub with a cloth and leave to act for a few minutes.
- Scrub again, rinse with water and finish in the washing machine.
This trick of white vinegar as a natural stain remover is also useful against grape juice. Here are our tips on it: How to remove a grape stain?
4. Removing a red fruit stain from wool?
As wool is a fragile material, it is better to be careful not to damage the garment. So the best thing to do to detach the wool is to simply use soapy water.
- Rinse the wool garment in cold water to remove as much of the fruit stain as possible.
- Then rub the stain with soapy water (water + liquid soap).
- Rinse again to finish and repeat as needed.
5. Remove a berry stain with milk
Another grandma’s trick for getting rid of a red berry stain is to use milk!
And yes, milk is a totally natural solution to make a red fruit stain disappear: raspberry stain, strawberry stain or cherry stain.
- Pour milk to completely soak the stain and its contour.
- Leave to act for 1 to 2 hours and rub with a cloth soaked in milk.
- Rinse in cold water and toss in the washing machine to finish.
For a white cotton garment stained with raspberries or strawberries, you can immerse the garment directly in hot milk.
6. A mixture of alcohol and water against stains!
Do you want to try another homemade recipe for cleaning a red fruit stain or a red wine stain on clothing or a tablecloth?
Very simple, here’s how:
- Mix water with 70° alcohol in equal parts.
- Rub the stain with this solution and rinse with cold water.
- Repeat as needed if stain is not completely removed.
Be careful not to use this trick on synthetic and artificial fibers.
7. Fade red fruit stain quickly
You have tried everything but unfortunately there is still a visible stain on the garment or on the tablecloth?
So for a fruit stain that totally refuses to leave, you can try to bleach it. To do:
- Use 10 volume hydrogen peroxide and gently rub the stain.
- Rinse the garment immediately and finish with cleaning in the washing machine.
Similar to these tips and tricks I also recommend reading this article on wine stains: How to remove a dry red wine stain?