Fruit Stain Removal from Fabric
What you will need:
- A dull knife
- Cold water
- Liquid detergent
- Hot water
- Stain remover(spray, gel, stick, etc...)
- Hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar, or lemon
Again the key to easy fruit stain removal is to treat the stain right after it happens. If you are unable to treat the stain right away you can put a little salt on the area. Again the salt should absorb the fruit juices until you are able to properly treat the stain. Here are a few easy steps to fruit stain removal from your clothing:
- To begin the fruit stain removal process, you will want to take a spoon or dull knife and scrape any leftover fruit away from the area. Be careful not to scrape too hard or you might damage the fabric.
- Next, you will want to rinse the stain with cold water.
- Gently rub liquid detergent on the stain. You can do this using your fingers to thoroughly work the detergent into the stain.
- Let the detergent sit on the fruit stain for about 5 minutes. You can leave it for more than 5 minutes if it is a stubborn stain.
- Next, you will rinse the stain with hot water. You should run the hot water through the back of the stain so that you do not run the stain into other parts of the garment. Tip: try to make the water as hot as possible. This will allow the stain to run from the fabric.
- Now you will apply the stain remover, of your choice, to the stain.
- Wash the garment normally with liquid detergent.
- Inspect your fabric to ensure the stain has been completely removed before you put the clothing in the dryer. If the fruit stain is not gone, before you place the clothing into the dryer, you will set the stain into the fabric making it almost impossible to remove.
- If the stain still remains you can choose to use a bleaching agent like hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar, or lemon juice. Beware, all are bleaching agents and can cause the discoloring of your fabric. Before using any of these products test them on a small part of the fabric to see if the product is safe to use. If the products are safe to use you can use a sponge to blot the product of choice on the fruit stain.
- Again use the stain remover product on the stained area.
- Finally, wash the garment again. If the stain still remains you can repeat steps 9 and 10 until the stain has been completely removed.
Some fruit stains can be more difficult to remove than others. Try to choose a stain remover that will assist you in removing the type of stain that you have encountered. This should eliminate a few repeat steps of the fruit stain removal process.