How to Remove Mulberry Stains

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Things You'll Need

  • White vinegar

  • A small sponge

Tip

Particularly stubborn stains may benefit from sitting out in bright, direct sunlight. Consider this option as long as the garment won't fade from being in the sun. Non-gel toothpaste with whitening agents followed by direct sunlight after laundering may remove the remnants of particularly bad mulberry stains in white clothing.

Berry stains provide an endless amount of frustration. No matter how careful you are when you pick them or cook with them, small splashes inevitably appear on clothing. And mulberry trees, long considered a weed tree, may shed the bright purple fruits at inopportune times and scatter them about in places where gardeners and children may accidentally kneel on them and grind them into their clothing. Fortunately, because mulberry stains are plant-based, natural ingredients work best to remove them.

Removing Mulberry Stains from Clothing

Step 1

Saturate. Immediately saturate the stained area of the cloth with white vinegar.

Step 2

Wait. Wait 15 to 30 minutes to allow the vinegar to loosen the stain.

Step 3

Blot. Blot the stain well with the sponge to lift as much of the berry pigment from the fabric as possible.

Step 4

Repeat. Repeat the saturation and blotting processes as necessary until the majority of the stain disappears.

Step 5

Launder. Launder the garment as usual.


Gaylin Walli

Gaylin Walli is a freelance technical writer with 20+ years in the industry. She has worked in a variety of industries during that time. Gaylin has a Bachelor of Science degree in scientific and technical communication and a Master of Arts degree in rhetoric and technical communication, both from Michigan Technological University.