How to remove raspberry stains


how to remove raspberry stains

Raspberries are very nutritious and yummy. However, the stains are a nightmare when they land on your clothes, furniture or carpet.

Fortunately, raspberry stains are removable, but you must act quickly. There are a few different ways to remove raspberry stains that use a variety of ingredients, including:

  • Hot water
  • White distilled vinegar
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Undiluted lemon juice
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Liquid soap

A natural solution: undiluted lemon juice

Lemons are great natural bleachers. To remove any fruit stain, including raspberry stains, the first option should always be lemon because of its organic nature. You can simply use one fruit to remove another fruit stain.

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon fruit juice

Follow the procedure:

  1. Squeeze the lemon on the stain enough to saturate the area and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Using your towel, dab the area to remove the stain.
  3. Keep patting while pouring hot water on the stain until satisfied all the raspberry has come off.
  4. Rinse with clean cold water and wash in the washing machine as you normally would.
  5. You can also soak the outfit in hot lemon water for one hour before washing.

The classic approach: white vinegar

A white vinegar solution is also among the best options for removing raspberry or any fruit stains from clothes. The good thing about vinegar and lemon is that you can use them with any color fabric, unlike bleach. Vinegar will also make your garments softer and brighter.

You’ll need:

  • 100 ml white vinegar
  • 500 ml / 2 cups hot water

Follow these steps:

  1. Mix the two ingredients, vinegar and hot water
  2. Pour the solution on the stains enough to soak.
  3. Leave the solution to soak in for about 30 minutes
  4. You will see the raspberry stain come off.
  5. For clothes: you can take half a bucket of hot water, pour in the vinegar, then soak the stained garment inside the solution for some time. The stain will automatically come off without the need for scrubbing.
  6. For carpets: take a clean towel, dip in the solution and blot on the stain until the red stains completely come off

Liquid dish soap solution

Liquid dishwashing soap truly makes cleaning much easier. It’s a lifesaver for dealing with stubborn stains, and the raspberry stains are no exception.

You’ll need:

  • 100 ml dish soap
  • 500 ml / 2 cups hot water

Follow the procedure:

  1. Mix the dishwashing soap into the hot water.
  2. Pour the solution on the stained part of the cloth or carpet and let it soak for five minutes
  3. Using a clean damp towel, blot the area using force repeatedly. This will pull the stain up from the towel.
  4. Eventually, the raspberry stain should no longer be visible.
  5. Rinse with a wet towel once satisfied with the results

Dish soap, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide paste

Making a 3-ingredient paste of dish soap, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide can remove even the worst set-in stains you can think of. The three ingredients together work like magic to remove stubborn raspberry stains.

You’ll need:

  1. 1/2 cup dish soap
  2. 1/2 cup baking soda
  3. 1 cup hydrogen peroxide

Follow these steps:

  1. Mix the dish soap, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide well. The result should be a thick paste.
  2. Spread a large amount of the mixture on the raspberry stain and gently scrub using a soft-bristled brush or a toothbrush.
  3. After working on the stain gently with your brush, let it sit for an hour.
  4. Then wash your clothes as you would normally, for carpets blot with a clean wet towel and rinse.

If you have any remaining solution, you can put it in a spray bottle for use next time just, make sure the bottle is black because of the hydrogen peroxide.

Rubbing alcohol solution

Rubbing alcohol does not belong in your medicine cabinet only. When other cleaning agents cannot lift a tough stain on your clothes or carpet, rubbing alcohol will do the trick. This solution works like a charm on raspberry stains.

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 2 cups hot water
  • A towel

Follow the procedure:

  1. Apply rubbing alcohol directly on the stain and dab with a towel
  2. The stain will transfer from the garment or carpet to the towel
  3. Add more rubbing alcohol as you continue to blot the area using force repeatedly
  4. Eventually, the stain should no longer be visible.
  5. Rinse with a wet towel and hot water once satisfied the stain has completely come off.

Frequently asked questions about raspberry stains

How do you remove raspberry juice stains?

The fastest and simplest method to remove raspberry stains is to use a lemon or vinegar solution in hot water. Soak the outfit in the solution and this will automatically lift the stains off. For carpets, blot with the solution, but don’t rub. You can add liquid dishwashing soap if the stain is still persistent.

How do you remove fruit juice spill stains?

You can get rid of fruit juice stains the same way as raspberry stains. Start with milder solutions like lemon and white vinegar. If that doesn’t work, try stronger solutions. If the stain is still there even after several washes, use the hydrogen peroxide, liquid soap and baking soda.

Will lemon and vinegar make my garments or carpet fade?

Lemon and vinegar will not make your clothes fade. As much as lemon is a natural whitener, it doesn’t contain the chemicals to bleach or white-out your clothes, it just makes them brighter. Vinegar brings out the full color of your clothes.

For more details on removing berry stains from carpet, check out this article about if you got strawberry stains on your carpet. The same rules apply for most berry stains.

Does bleach remove raspberry stains or other fruit stains?

Bleach won’t remove raspberry or other fruit stains from your garment or carpet. It is more likely to cause damage. Over time it will destroy your fabric. You also need to be careful when using bleach because the fumes are bad for your health.

Milder solutions like lemon, white vinegar or dish soap are harmless, more effective and are less expensive than bleach.

Wrapping up

Don’t let a raspberry stain ruin a berry season. With the tried-and-true methods above, berry stains will become a thing of the past. Let the kids enjoy their fruit juice without having to worry about the cleaning.

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