How does one remove fruit stains from fabric?
Fruit stains are common occurrences and can be a real nuisance. However, with a little quick thinking one can remove the stain, without leaving any traces. Just follow these tips to make your clothes look like new again.
1. Treat the stain as soon as soon as possible. Use a dull knife or spoon to remove as much as possible. If stain can not be treated immediately sprinkle with salt.
2. Rinse any remaining stain well with cold water.
3. Rub liquid laundry detergent into the stain. Do not use bar or natural soap of any kind on the material or the stain will set
4. Leave to stand for several minutes, then rinse the back of the stain well in hot water, allowing the water to pass quickly through the fabric.
5. If the stain remains, stretch the stained fabric, stain side down over the basin. Boil three or more cups of water in a pot or tea kettle and carefully pour over the stain from a height of 1 to 2 feet. (This may require two people: one to hold the fabric taut and the other to pour the water.) This procedure will force the stain through the fabric. If you do not have a second person to assist, run the faucet water as hot as possible and carefully hold the stain under it.
6. If stain remains apply a laundry pre-soak (spot stain remover) and launder with liquid with liquid enzyme detergent.
7. If stain remains, sponge it with a light bleach solution, such as equal parts white vinegar and water. Rinse well and let dry in sunlight. Repeat as needed until no more stain can be removed.
8. Apply laundry pre-soak and re-launder with enzyme detergent.
9. If stain remains, rub enzyme detergent into the stain and soak in water up to one hour or until the stain is removed. Rinse well and launder.
Good luck! And don’t let the threat of staining your clothes prevent you from any future excursions!