Do Raspberries Stain Clothes?

Raspberry stain.

Raspberries are amazing and versatile fruits, and can be used in a number of drinks and desserts, thereby making them one of the most favorite fruits for pretty much every household. However, they can cause vivid stains, which are hard to remove while fresh, and pretty much impossible once dry. This blog is essentially a comprehensive guide to removing raspberry stains.

The best advice we can give you is that you should act fast! Raspberry stains are water-based, and if you can address them while they are still fresh (within the first fifteen minutes), you may be in with a chance.

General directions

Gently blot up as much of the stain as possible with white-colored lint-free cloths or paper towels. Instead of rubbing, you should dab the stain. Follow the directions below for specific fabrics.

Carpet

Spot-treat your stain using a stain remover dedicated for carpets – make sure to adhere to the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Once again, use lint-free cloths or paper towels to absorb the mark. Persist for as long as the stain is still evident. If traces still remain, you might need to go for a full carpet shampoo.

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Washable fabrics

After blotting, rinse the stains using running cold water until the color stops removing. For cotton, rub a bit of liquefied detergent onto the stains, biological detergents work best due to their special enzymes that can instantly target the stains. Leave for approximately five minutes. Immediately follow with a machine wash at 40-degree Celsius, using biological detergent.

For wool and silk, act immediately. After rinsing with cold water, spot-treat the complete area with an ‘oxi-action’ kind of product that can be used on silk or wool. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions, then wash at as high a temperature as the care-label allows you to.

Persistent stains

If the stains remain, soak the whole item inside a solution made up of water and any bleaching product based on oxygen, choosing a product formulated for either colors or whites, based on the specific color of the garment. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and test for colorfastness first.

Upholstery

Not every upholstery fabric is washable; however, if yours is compatible with spot cleaning cleaned (check the care labels) and the stains are small you might have some luck if you tackle it immediately. Blot the stains using a solution of washing-up liquid and cold water, with a clean white cloth; repeat this for as long as the stains are visible. Work carefully to make sure that the fabric is not overly wet or the stain does not spread.

Final Word:

To conclude, raspberries can cause stains that are quite visible and hard to get rid of. However, we hope that this guide will help you deal with such stains in a timely, effective, and comprehensive manner.

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