A blueberry stain is one of the easiest stains to see, and depending on the fabric, one of the most difficult to treat. This also applies to other deep red-colored fruit stains such as those made by cherries, grapes, blackberries, cranberries, and raspberries. These fruits stain on two fronts with dye and sugar. The strong red dyes leave their mark immediately and the sugars turn yellow with heat and age.
Laundry Pre-treat: Flush the stain with cool water. Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of liquid laundry detergent with one quart of cool water. Soak the stain in the vinegar/detergent solution for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water. If the stain remains, sponge with rubbing alcohol and rinse thoroughly before re-laundering.
*Wet spotter - mix 1 part glycerin, 1 part white dishwashing detergent, and eight parts water. Shake well before each use. Store mix in a plastic squeeze bottle.
**Tamping a stain - removal technique using a small, soft-bristled brush, that is effective on durable, tightly woven fabrics (it may damage delicate or loosely woven, fabrics.). Place the garment on a solid work surface. Hold the brush (a small toothbrush works well) 2 or 3 inches above the stain and strike the stain repeatedly with the brush using light strokes. If the bristles bend, you are using too much force.
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What will remove blueberry stains from clothing?
By Lillian from Lincoln, CA
Try the 3% volume hydrogen peroxide that you can purchase at the pharmacy or market (it works wonders even to remove blood stains) buy pouring a little, letting sit for a minute, rub fabric together and then wash as normal. Please do a test in an inconspicuous place on the fabric first for colorfastness though.
Pour boiling water over the blueberry stain; it has to be boiling water and not hot tap water. Works on any type of berry stain.
It really works, vinegar and boiling water. I can't believe it. I always though hot water set a stain.
Fantastic. I can now wear my new t-shirt ,thought I would have to wear it under another.
Thanks, a bushel of Blueberries!
This is great. I thought my son had ruined his khakis as well. I scrubbed vinagar into the stain them poured boiling water over it and it just rinsed away.
Yay for the boiling water it works! It works I tried lemon juice and baking soda and hydrogen peroxide first which lightened it but then it's a last resort I thought I would try the hot water and it took it right out awesome!
wow! vinegar and boiling water completely removed a two day old bluebrry stain on green cotton shorts. thanks for the great tip!
Yep. Boiling water is works like a charm!
I would have bet the farm against the boiling water working. That goes against everything you have ever been taught about stains!
The hydrogen peroxide works the best. My stain is fading, and it is hardly visible..... Thank you!
I'm so glad, thanks for letting us know!
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