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 treats without the stains with these fruit stain removal tips.
Remove Excess:Blot the excess stain and run cold water over the stain immediately.
Pre-treat:Pre-treat the garment with Tide Ultra Stain Release Liquid by pouring the detergent directly onto the stain. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to help spread the detergent and work it into the fibers of the garment. Alternatively, you can rub the fabric together gently and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
Dose:Use the cap to ensure you use the right amount 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 for 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 grape juice, too!