Fresh fruits are a delicious and healthy way to start your day, but their sticky juice and pulp can cause a nasty stain that’s difficult to get rid of. Follow these useful steps for removing fruit stains.
How To Remove Berry Stains
Berry juice in particular acts like a permanent dye (in years gone by, berries were often used to color clothing), so you’ll need to act fast to remove berry stains.
- Try not to let the berry stain dry onto the garment – scrape off any fruit pulp and flush the stain with cold water from both sides.
- If you have a spot cleaning treatment pen, use it directly on the fruit stain, working from the outside towards the centre to avoid spreading the stain.
- Alternatively, use your usual liquid laundry detergent directly on the stain, or make a paste using detergent powder and a little warm water. Gently work this into the stain until it is no longer visible. Remember, before you remove fruit stains, always test an inconspicuous area of fabric, such as an inside hem, to ensure the material is color-fast.
- Once the stain has been removed, wash the garment in the machine as usual, using a stain-removing laundry detergent such as Breeze with ActivBleach. Always adhere to the care instructions to ensure the best results, and leave ‘dry clean only’ garments to the professionals.