These general steps apply to most fruits but for more specific advice read our articles on removing blueberry stains from clothes or getting rid of blackberry stains.
- Scrape excess fruit off your clothing.
- Soak the stain in water as soon as possible.
- Pre-treat with liquid detergent, like Persil.
- Wash in the machine as normal.
- Repeat as needed.
Nothing says summer like a plate of bright, delicious, juicy fruit. While eating fruit is the perfect way to indulge in a healthy snack, it can easily lead to fruity clothing. Sweet red strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and peaches can all leave their mark on your wardrobe if you don’t act quickly. This article will show you how to remove the most common fruit stains from whole fruit, fruit juice, or even fruit sorbet.
Treating Fruit Stains on Clothing
If possible, the first thing you should do if you spill fruit on your clothing is go to a private place and remove the garment so you can clean it properly. Then:
- Scrape any remaining chunks of fruit from your garment with a knife or nail file.
Washing Out the Fruit Stain
While prompt action can help stop permanent stains in their tracks, it may take a little more work to remove the stain completely:
- Place the item of clothing in your washing machine. Always remember to look at the care label on your clothing in order to ensure you wash it on the appropriate cycle to avoid any unnecessary damage.