Blackberry, cranberry, grape, mango, orange, plum, raspberry, strawberry and watermelon – all fruits that might make a delicious fruit salad. But when it comes to removing berry stains, the last place you want a fruit cocktail is down your shirt. Fortunately, you can enjoy your fruity treat without the stains with these fruit stain removal tips.
Remove Excess:Brush off any excess from the garment before rinsing under cold, running water. The higher the water pressure, the easier it will be to remove.
Pour and Pre-treat:Pour Tide HE Turbo Clean Liquid directly onto the fruit stain. Make sure you completely cover it and let set for 20 minutes. Pour from either the bottle or the cap.
Dose:You can also use the 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 a cold water cycle. 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, fruit might be the perfect, healthy snack for you, but not for your clothes. Luckily, Tide not only takes care of fruit stains, but also stains from some of its fruit friends like berries, too!