How to Get Strawberry Stains Out of Clothes

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Things You'll Need

  • White vinegar

  • Bowl

  • Alcohol

  • Clean rags

  • Paper towels

  • Laundry detergent

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


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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.

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.


Do not use natural soap such as bar soap or soap flakes to wash the fabric. Tannin stains do not respond well to natural soap.