How to Remove a Tropical Fruit Punch Drink Stain from Clothes.

How to Remove a Tropical Fruit Punch Drink Stain from Clothes.

As a child I loved tropical fruit punch drinks and Hawaiian Punch was my all time favorite. But from a green dry cleaners perspective…What the heck is in there? Is there really tropical fruit and how did it become red?


The original tropical fruit punch contained seven tropical fruits: apple, apricot, guava, orange, papaya, passion fruit, and pineapple. Many of these tropical fruits are reddish in color which explains why the drink is red. Fruits are categorized in the Tannin Stain family so we need to address the stain as such.


It is always best to remove the stain as soon as it happens. While the stain is wet it is much easier to remove. The longer you wait the more difficult it will become and eventually the stain will set to become difficult to remove.


Create a tropical punch stain spotting solution comprised of Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent, Heinz Distilled White Vinegar, and Water.


Need more help?

Create a tropical punch stain soaking solution with Borax.



When done removing the stain always finish by cleaning the entire item per manufacture care instructions. Even benign spotting agents such as these will oxidize and yellow over time.

Seek professional help if necessary. If you have a good relationship with your green dry cleaners they will be more than happy to help you with stain removal and cleaning questions.



Karl Huie

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