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Does Ribena stain? Your guide to how to remove blackcurrant stains quickly and easily

From fresh blackcurrants to blackcurrant juice, staining is a common unwanted side effect of these sweet berries. However, there’s no need to panic. Read our guide to discover tips for how to remove blackcurrant stains with ease!

Updated By Cleanipedia Team

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Blackcurrants may be small, but they’re certainly powerful. Not only are these little guys absolutely chock full of flavour and fantastic nutrients, but they’re also bursting with colour.

Blackcurrants can be used to bake up impressive-looking fruit crumbles or crushed for a delicious juice. The colour isn’t so great when it gets on your clothes, however. Read on for our simple guide on how to get rid of blackcurrant stains.

A good quality laundry detergent such as Persil can help remove blackcurrant stains on clothes from pies, squash, jelly and more, even in the wash. These water-soluble stains simply need you to follow the directions on the label and wash as normal.

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How to get blackcurrant juice out of clothes and other machine washable fabrics

If you’ve ever been left wondering how to remove blackcurrant stains, then you’ve come to the right place. The answer is simple, and with the guide we’ve created below you can effortlessly remove even the most stubborn of blackcurrant stains on clothes.

  1. Always treat the stain as soon as you can.

    The quicker you treat a stain, the easier it will be to remove. When fruit stains are fresh, they haven’t yet had time to set into the fabric, meaning much of the juice is still sat on the surface of the material, rather than being absorbed deep within the fabric.

    If you have dried-in blackcurrant stains on clothes, don’t panic. Soaking the stain in cold water will help to make it ‘fresh’ again so you can follow the steps below.

  2. Remove as much excess as possible.

    The method to do this will depend on the residue you are trying to remove. For solid pieces such as fruit flesh, scoop them off the surface with a spoon. For any excess liquid, dab at the stain with a paper towel.

  3. Flush the stain.

    Whether you want to know how to get Ribena out of clothes or any other water-soluble stains, the process of flushing is a great place to start. Simply turn the fabric inside out and direct the flow of water against the back of the stain. This will force the stain out of the fabric the same way that it came in, reducing the risk of contamination with the rest of the garment. Always be sure to use cold water, rather than hot – hot water can cause stains to set into the fabric, and they could even become permanent.

  4. Pre-treat the stain.

    Use a pre-treatment stain remover or a few drops of laundry detergent directly over the stained area. This will help to lift the stain right from the edge of the fibres for an ultimate clean.

    Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines for the best results.

  5. Wash your clothing as normal.

    Always double-check the care label of any clothes you are washing to ensure you use the correct temperature and cycle. Use a good quality laundry detergent such as Persil Bio & Ultimate Non-Bio and fabric conditioner for a soft, great smelling finish.

  6. Air dry your clothes.

    Always ensure the stain has been completely erased before drying – remember, high heat can set stains into the fabric, so it is best to avoid using a tumble dryer and aim to hang your clothes outside to dry if you can.

    Top tip: If you can’t hang your laundry outside to dry, check out our advice for drying your clothes indoors.

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So, there you go. With just a few simple steps you now know everything you need to know about how to get blackcurrant out of clothes with ease. Read below to discover answers to FAQs about blackcurrant squash stains “does Vimto stain clothes” and more.

Frequently asked questions on how to remove blackcurrant stains

Does Ribena stain?

If you’re wondering “does oasis stain”, or “does Ribena stain clothes”, the answer is yes. The reality is that blackcurrant squash - no matter the brand - is likely to stain if spilt on clothes, carpet, or other fabrics. Thankfully these stains are water-soluble which makes following our stain removal guide for how to get Ribena out of clothes and other blackcurrant stains super simple.

How do you get blackcurrant stains out of carpet?

If you don't just have blackcurrant stains on clothes but also on your carpet, don't panic. These simple steps will help you understand how to remove blackcurrant stains with ease. First, blot up as much excess liquid as you can using a paper towel. Next, spray warm water over the stained area. Using clean paper towels, blot the stain again. If you’re still seeing stubborn marks on your carpet, add a teaspoon of laundry detergent to a cup of water and spray this over the stain before gently rubbing the stain away with a clean, soft cloth. Don’t forget to use a clean, damp cloth to ‘rinse’ the carpet clean of your stain removal solution.

How do you remove dried in blackcurrant stains on clothes?

The trick for dealing with dried stains is to hydrate them as much as possible. This is easily done; we recommend soaking the material in cold water overnight. Once the stain is ‘fresh’ you can follow our simple guide for how to remove blackcurrant stains.

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