How to Remove Fruit Stains From Your Clothing

Fruit is delicious and nutritious, however, if some of it slips off your plate and onto your clothes, it will stain. Treat the clothes as soon as you notice the stain to prevent it from setting. Most fruit stains will come clean with a little foresight and elbow grease. Always consider the material the clothes are made from before treating the stain.

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Fruit will stain clothing if left untreated.

Step 1

Remove any remaining fruit from the affected clothing by scraping it with a butter knife.

Step 2

Hold the clothing under cold, running water to flush out the stain. Rub the clothing together to help the water move the stain.

Step 3

Wash the clothes in the warmest water the fabric will tolerate and the appropriate bleach. Chlorine bleach works for sturdy, white fabric, while oxygen bleach works for more delicate fabrics and bright colors.

Step 4

Check the stain before drying. If it remains, repeat the treatment.


Shara JJ Cooper

Shara JJ Cooper graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2000, and has worked professionally ever since. She has a passion for community journalism, but likes to mix it up by writing for a variety of publications. Cooper is the owner/editor of the Boundary Sentinel, a web-based newspaper.