How to Remove Red Raspberry Stains from a Polo Shirt.

How to Remove Red Raspberry Stains from a Polo Shirt.

Red Raspberry is also known as Hindberry, Reapberry, Bramble, Gauriphal, by some. Whether the red raspberries are from a roadside bush, the farmers market, the Whole Foods organic grocery store, or the cheapest red raspberries you can find on sale, it doesn’t matter, they all stain the same.

Red Raspberry stain is a fruit stain making it an acidic tannin stain. Many of the spotting products such as Spray n Wash and Shout are high alkaline product, these products will change the structure of the red raspberry 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 Red Raspberry Stain:

 

Dried Red Raspberry Stain:

 

Stubborn Dried Red Raspberry Stain:

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

 

Aged and Oxidized Red Raspberry 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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