Cherry stains can be difficult to remove, especially on light-colored fabrics. The bright red color of a cherry shows through almost any kind of material. Saving your favorite shirt or the new pants you just purchased for your child doesn't have to be impossible. Cherry stains are removed more easily if they are treated immediately after contact. The way you treat the stain will depend on the item and the fabric that is soiled.

Step 1

Remove the article of clothing and treat the spot immediately if possible.

Step 2

Take out a large sauce pan (five quarts or larger), fill it with water and boil it on the stovetop.

Step 3

Lay the clothing flat in the kitchen sink with the soiled area face up.

Step 4

Pour the boiling water directly onto the stain and let it filter through the fabric. Repeat if necessary until the stain lightens or disappears.

Step 5

Spray a pre-spot treatment or squeeze some fresh lemon juice on the stain and wash immediately.

Step 6

Wash the clothing in warm water with a mild detergent. Inspect the soiled area before drying to make sure the spot has completely vanished.