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My daughter loves cherries and messes. After leaving the cherry stains to soak into her shirt for a day, I was having a very hard time getting the stains out. I tried the boiling water trick, stain remover, and salt. In the end, I poured vinegar on the stains, rubbed the shirt together and, no more stains!
By swissmiss from Switzerland
Gotta love vinegar. Thank you.
Amazing!!!! I just poured the vinegar directly on the fresh stain and it went away!
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I want to know how to remove a cherry stain on my shirt.
By Sumiah from UK
Boiling water. Just pour on cherry juice and like magic the stain disappears.
Boiling water also worked for me, wait a few seconds and where did the cherry stains go? Incidently, right before I tried this, I put my wet cotton skirt out in the sun and it was the cherry stains were disappearing by the sun as well. It was not out in the sun long (5min.) and they already were disappearing. If it had been left out for a couple of hours, it would have been completely gone! What a relief my brand new gorgeous dress saved!
I just tried the boiling water for the Cherry Stains. It worked great! I mean Zippo! Found 3 stains and they are gone! Thanks for the tip!
Recently someone on this site recommended Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, the original blue one, for stains.
If I remember correctly, I don't think she gave exact amounts, so I took a spray bottle filled it abt. 3/4 with tap water and just squeezed some Dawn into the bottle. Don't know how much, but the water rose in the bottle as I was squeezing the Dawn in. I shake it up and spray on stains. It got out fresh strawberry stains and grape jam stains from white t shirts. This is gross, but it even removed feces marks on white underwear.
Now these are white clothing that I wash in hot water with plenty of bleach anyway. But I have used other stain removers while washing the clothes this way, and the stains have not been removed. It's my new stain remover. Someone recently recommended peroxide for stains and that they removed blood from clothing so you might try that too. I'm using it on yellow deodorant/perspiration stains on white t shirts with not so much luck, even when I soak everything in the washing machine for 2-6 hours. I hate those yellow stains. Will try peroxide on them.
Wishing you good luck!
If it's white and a fabric that withstands chlorine bleach, use it. Otherwise, either stretch the stained fabric over a bowl and pour boiling over it or treat it with white vinegar until the stain disappears. Good luck!!
I used a mixture of one-third hydrogen peroxide, one-third clear dish washing liquid, and one-third water to get a cherry stain off my daughter's shirt yesterday. It also works great for many other stains like blood, grass, dirt, etc. I mix it all in a spray bottle and spray the stains really well before I put them in the washer.
Vinegar! Pulled my day old cherry stains away from the shirt, looks like new!
Thank you, the boiling water worked like magic.
foe a blood removing if you put soup and wash it with cold water all of it will go
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Try Oxyclean laundry stain remover. It worked well on pickled beet juice that I got on a yellow shirt. Also, if the fabric will take chlorine bleach, you could soak it in a solution of bleach and water. Good Luck! (07/13/2005)
Fruit stains are easy to get out! Stretch the fabric over a big bowl and pour boiling water over the unwashed stain. It will come out as if by magic and not harm your fabric. Bonne chance! (01/06/2006)
I tried the boiling water suggestion on my cherry stain. Worked like a charm! I had used stain remover previously and it didn't work.
Thanks again. Much appreciated. (07/25/2006)
I got cherry stains on my new lululemon pants, and used boiling water, worked like a charm.(quote (07/31/2006)
Well I followed my mom's advice and used ice cold water on my cherry stained white skirt- worked perfectly! (08/04/2006)
Thanks guys! You just saved my favorite shirt! I can attest that boiling water works instantly.
Boiling water works very well. I couldn't believe my eyes. Thanks! (12/06/2006)
I just tried the boiling water trick and it works instantly!
I absolutely cannot believe this boiling water worked I was always told hot water sets stains. But the cold water didn't have any effect at all. Thanks so much you just saved my shirt, too! (07/16/2007)
Pouring boiling water does work! (01/28/2008)
It does wonder! Hot water saved my jacket. Thanks heaps. (02/04/2008)
Thanks for saving my favorite shirt! Boiling water worked like magic!
Thanks so much. The jacket was my mom's and if she new I got cherry stain all over it, shed get really mad. This worked really well, thanks again (06/07/2008)
I just dropped a couple of cherries on my favorite T-shirt and I used liquid stain remover, cold water, soap, and nothing. I almost gave up, and then I pour some LEMON JUICE and it was magical! (06/29/2008)
Boiling water did absolutely nothing for me!
You saved my day and a beautiful pant set I wore today for the first time! The BOILING WATER DID IT!
Elsie in Queens (07/13/2008)
By Elsie in Queens
None of these worked for my cherry stain. I don't know what the difference is. I did finally try everything but the kitchen sink and the things that reduced the stain the most were the hydrogen peroxide, the lemon juice, and a stain remover called Mary Ellen's "For Those Days" menstrual stain remover. Go figure!
How do I remove cherry stains from a white tee shirt?
Michelle M. from Melbourne, Australia
I tried lemon juice and vinegar - no luck. Boiling water flushed the stain out immediately. (08/05/2008)
I tried scrubbing with soapy water, and it didn't even make a dent! Then I tried boiling water...PRESTO! I can't wait for someone else to get cherry stains so I can save the day! (08/17/2008)
I just tried the boiling water on cherry juice that spilled on my wife's blouse. Thank you to whoever recommended it. It came right out. Thank you from both of us. (08/23/2008)
By Dan in Wisconsin
White Lounge, red cherries and young children. Boiling water worked wonderfully well to remedy a nasty stain. (12/13/2008)
Boiling water worked like magic! (12/17/2008)
By Berndette/ Greensboro
Boiling water worked perfectly. (01/07/2009)
Boiling water works fantastically! Just soak it in boiling water for a while. I dropped a cherry, which rolled down the front of my shirt (huge purple line)! Had a client meeting in two hours and no other clothes. Now just need to find an iron! Thanks (02/12/2009)