Apple Cider Stain Removal - Help For A Reader

by Debbie

On my stain removal help portion of the site I invite readers to submit questions to me to answer. Here is one regarding apple cider stain removal.

Debbie says:

I spilled apple cider on my white tee. I immediately soaked it in cold water with some soap. I was in a hotel room when this happened so I only used the soap available. When I got home I sprayed the stain with Shout then washed the tee in cold water.

I fear I have now set the stain. Do you have any suggestions on how I can get this stain out?

Thank you,


Taylor says:

Debbie, you don't mention putting the stained shirt in the dryer, which is a good thing. Dry heat can set stains easily.

However, I think why your shirt may still have a stain after washing is that you used cold water to wash it in.

While it is important with certain stains, such as protein stains like blood or milk, to be careful not to rinse in hot water, that really isn't the case with stains such as apple cider, which don't contain any protein.

You would be surprised how well hot water works to actually get rid of many stains, just with detergent alone and no additional stain fighters.

What I would suggest for your apple cider stain removal problem is to rewash the shirt again with hot water, and since your tee is white, add chlorine bleach, assuming the fabric will allow this.

This should hopefully remove your stain, and is basically the suggestion I provide for apple stain removal in general.

However, if the stain is really stubborn my other suggestion is to soak it in really hot water, along with an oxygen based bleach, such as OxiClean, for 30 minutes to two hours. This presoak really works wonders on really stubborn stains. Then, you can wash as normal.

Always make sure to check the stained area before you throw it in the dryer, to make sure the stain came out. Do not place in the dryer until the stain has been removed.

I would love it if you wrote back in and shared whether any of these suggestions worked for you!

Good luck with your apple cider stain removal problem!



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