How to Remove Cranberry Stains from a Wedding Gown.

How to Remove Cranberry Stains from a Wedding Gown.

Whether the cranberries are from the farmers market, Whole Foods organic grocery store, or the cheapest cranberries you can find on sale, it doesn’t matter, they all stain the same.

A cranberry stain is an acidic tannin stain. Many of the spotting products such as Spray n Wash and Shout are high alkaline products. These products will change the structure to of the cranberry stain and make the stain much more difficult to remove. Stay away from these products for a tannin stain.

 

Choice of Products: Laundry Detergent, Distilled White Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide, and Borax.

 

Fresh Cranberry Stain:

 

Dried Cranberry Stain:

 

Stubborn Dried Cranberry Stain:

*Hydrogen Peroxide is a natural bleaching agent that will remove color. Test in a hidden area before use.

 

Aged and Oxidized Cranberry Stains:

 

Test for colorfastness before using any of the spotting solutions. Apply a small amount of the solution on a white towel, blot that part of the towel on a hidden part o the garment. Check for color transfer on to the towel.

 

When done with the stain removal process, always clean the entire garment as recommended by the care label. Never leave garments unclean after using spotting or cleaning products. Over time the spotting agent can discolor, or yellow, and weaken the material.

Karl Huie

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Other Articles of Interest:

How to Remove Grape Stains.

How to Remove Breast Milk Stains.

How to Remove a Peanut Butter and Jelly Stain.

How to Remove Blood Stains.

 

 

 

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