- Blot the stain with cold water.
- Wash with a strong detergent.
- Check the stain is removed before drying.
Beetroot doesn’t just taste great – its bright purple colour also manages to make every meal look fun and bright. Unfortunately, if you’re serving up beetroot regularly, it is quite likely that some purple juice is going to accidentally end up on your clothes sooner or later. And while it’s interesting to know that beetroot can be used as a natural and permanent dye, this is unlikely to be among the qualities you hope for in a stain – especially when all you really want is to get rid of it quickly.
If you find yourself facing beetroot stains on your favourite shirt, smartest trousers, or a new tablecloth, don’t worry. We’ve compiled a few useful tips explaining how to remove a beetroot stain here. And if you need help tackling other food stains, why not read one of our other handy guides, such as:
Remember: when it comes to removing stains, it’s best to test any cleaning solution on a small patch of the fabric first to avoid damage. Beetroot can be very tricky to get out of fabric, especially if it has had time to dry, so complete removal may not be possible. Defer to the skills of a professional dry cleaner if the methods below are unsuccessful.