How to Remove Cranberry Stains.

How to Remove Cranberry Stains.

Whether the cranberries are from the farmers market, the 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 acidic and a 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: Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent, Heinz Distilled White Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide, and Borax.

Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent

Heinz Distilled White Vinegar

Hydrogen Peroxide


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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