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How to Get Strawberry Stains Out of Clothes

Strawberries are delicious but can cause some tough stains. Follow our strawberry stain removal tips to learn how to remove strawberry stains from clothes.

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How do I get strawberry stains out?


For strawberry stains, start by blotting away any excess (if the stain is fresh) and then rinse the stain with cold water.  What you do next depends on the color and fiber content of the item with the stain on it.

To pretreat white, bleach-safe items (always avoid bleaching wool, silk, mohair, leather and spandex), use a ratio of ¼ cup Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach added to ¾ cup water. Apply the bleach and water solution to the stain and then immediately machine wash the item using detergent and ⅓ cup Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach. Air dry the item and check for success.  If any stain remains, repeat the treatment.  You want to avoid tumble drying in a hot dryer until you know the stain is all the way out.  This is important to avoid heat setting any residual stain so you can’t get it all the way out with a second treatment.

For colored items (or white items that include a small amount of spandex, for example), apply Clorox 2® For Colors Stain Remover and Laundry Additive directly to the stain and rub in.  Wait 10 minutes, and then wash in warmest water recommended using detergent and more Clorox 2® For Colors Stain Remover and Laundry Additive.  Air dry and check for success, and if necessary repeat the treatment.

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