How to wash strawberry stains: tips for white and colored clothes
Strawberry season is in full swing, and June is the best time to enjoy the delicious and sweet berries. But no one is immune from trouble, so strawberry stains on clothes are left by adults and children.
The rich red color is very difficult to remove from the fibers of fabrics. The first rule of washing is promptness: the faster you soak your clothes in water, the more likely you are to wash the stain. OBOZREVATEL selected the most effective tips that will help to get strawberry juice out of white and colored things.
How to remove strawberry juice from white clothing
First of all, check the label - it should contain information about the washing temperature. Clothes made of natural fabrics (cotton, linen, etc.) can be washed at high temperatures, while synthetics can be damaged. There is a high likelihood that synthetic items in hot water will lose their shape or fade.
A workaround with boiling water is appropriate only for white garments. You should pour hot water into a container, place the dirty thing in it and leave it for several hours. During this time, the strawberry stains should disappear without additional effort.
It is not necessary to rub the stain, so that the juice does not disperse to an even larger area of the material. In addition, you should not use soap, because due to the interaction with the acidic environment, the red stain will further penetrate into the fabric.
Life hacks with milk
Dairy product tricksters are also gaining in popularity. There are many recommendations online about soaking in milk, whey, or kefir. After a few hours of soaking, you need to rinse the thing thoroughly, and then wash the usual way by hand or in the machine.
White vinegar and baking soda
Another popular folk remedy is a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Pour the baking soda and vinegar on the stain. You can also use lemon juice. A foam will form and under the influence of a chemical reaction, the stain will disappear.
How to Launder Strawberry Juice from Colored Clothes
If the stain is not yet deeply absorbed into the fibers of the fabric, you can use a simple and affordable drugstore remedy - glycerin. It should be mixed with an egg yolk, apply the mixture to the stain and leave it for an hour. Then you should wash clothes in the usual way.
Mix one tablespoon of salt with a spoonful of boiled water. Apply the mixture to the stain, wait 15 minutes and wash off.
Previously OBOZREVATEL told about the tips that will save children's clothes.