How to Get Strawberry Stains Out of Clothes

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Strawberry stains are tannin stains, which don't respond well to natural soap.

Strawberries are an irresistible and nutritious treat. Unfortunately, while a juicy strawberry is a refreshing fruit to snack on, strawberry juice can leave behind a stubborn stain if it gets on your clothes. If you drip juice on your clothes while eating or preparing strawberries for a recipe, don't despair. Knowing the right way to get strawberry stains out of clothes can prevent you from having to throw away ruined garments.


Step 1

Blot the stain immediately with paper towels or a clean white cloth. Don't rub or use a linty towel as this may make the stain worse. Rinse the stain with cool water to get off any excess that you can.

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Step 2

Combine 1 tbsp. of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol in a bowl.


Step 3

Dip a clean white cloth into the vinegar and alcohol mixture.

Step 4

Sponge the vinegar and alcohol cloth onto the strawberry stain. Continue to blot until the stain is lifted.

Step 5

Launder the clothes in the washing machine using hot water and laundry detergent.

Step 6

Check that stain is gone before placing the clothes in the dryer as heat will set the stain.

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