Fruit is delicious and nutritious, however, if some of it slips off your plate and onto your clothes, it will stain. Treat the clothes as soon as you notice the stain to prevent it from setting. Most fruit stains will come clean with a little foresight and elbow grease. Always consider the material the clothes are made from before treating the stain.
Things You'll Need
- Butter knife
- Laundry soap
Remove any remaining fruit from the affected clothing by scraping it with a butter knife.
Hold the clothing under cold, running water to flush out the stain. Rub the clothing together to help the water move the stain.
Wash the clothes in the warmest water the fabric will tolerate and the appropriate bleach. Chlorine bleach works for sturdy, white fabric, while oxygen bleach works for more delicate fabrics and bright colors.
Check the stain before drying. If it remains, repeat the treatment.
Tips & Warnings
- For a traditional treatment, try rinsing the clothes in 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tbsp. pure cream-of-tartar, 1 tsp. oxalic acid and 1/2 pint of water and then laundering as usual.
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