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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
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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.
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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
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)