If your shirt is white add a cup of household bleach to the water
(soaking fabrics in bleach water will weaken them). A hot solution
soak with OxiClean should remove the stain easily for color fabics.
Personally I love blackberries so a stained shirt is well worth it!
Please let us know what worked.
Didn't think it was possible, but google s your friend:~)
Cherry, grape, blueberry, blackberry, cranberry, raspberry, strawberry and
All these fruits contain dyes which can be very difficult to remove.
1.Clean area with cold water
Caution:Do not use soap, it can set the stain .
2. If stain still remains poultice with 20% hydrogen peroxide and poultice
3.If stain is still not removed , poultice with toluene and poultice powder.
The sun will fade out most other colors as well. :)
I was puzzled why all the boxes in the video rental store
window were printed in only blue until someone explained
how sunlight bleached all the other colors out.
An ultraviolet light will do the same job but it'll take
longer because most aren't terribly bright. You might
use a UV light in combination with hydrogen peroxide.
Oh my goodness. The advice to put stained clothing in the sun really brings
an old memory.
When I was a girl, we used to lay out stained clothing on the roof of the
pump house. (It was about 6 ft tall at the bottom of the eave.) Sometimes
we would put lemon juice on before we put it up there. I even put my white
tennis shoes up there after we washed them.
Periodically I'd go out and check the progress. Sometimes I was pleased and
sometimes I wasn't.
Usually laying it on the pump house was a last resort. I remember I had
just made a pretty pink checked gingham dress with smocking, and my Mother
scorched it right in front when she ironed it before I wore it the first
time. Well, the pump house trick worked, but it was a squeaker.
I recently got a free sample of BIZ laundry booster, and it really
worked well for getting some bad stains out! (I have a
toddler...stains are my LIFE!)
I don't know if it will work with the blackberry juice, but when my
daughter recently went to the ER for a cut on her chin, the nurse saw
her bloody shirt and said to use peroxide on it. I tried it, and her
little white t-shirt looks good as new! (I soaked the shirt for a few
minutes in fresh peroxide, then rinsed it and kept it soaking in cold
water until I was ready to wash it).
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