Berries may be good for you, but berry stains in clothes definitely aren’t. Follow these simple tips from Tide to remove and treat berry stains, so your clothes will be berry free in no time. Whether it’s blackberry, blueberry, cranberry, raspberry or strawberry stains, Tide can help you get rid of berry blotches.
Remove Excess:Carefully brush the excess berries off the surface of the fabric. Blot any remaining juice. Do not rub into the fabric.
Pre-treat:Use Tide Ultra Stain Release Liquid Zap! Cap to pre-treat the stain. The flexible fins of the cap help spread the detergent over the surface of the berry stain and into the garment’s fibers.
Dose:You can also use the Zap! Cap to ensure you use the right amount of detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent, and pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.
Load:Without rinsing off the detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.
Wash:Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.
Unload:When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.
If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.
Effective Stain Removal on a Variety of Stains
Sweet, colorful and tasty fruits might be the perfect snack for you, but not for your clothes. Luckily, Tide not only takes care of berry stains, but also other fruit stains, too!