Blackberry Stain Removal Guide

Blackberry stain removal tips and techniques come in handy during those summer months when all the berries get ripe, juicy, and cause stains its seems the moment they touch anything.

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Below are step by step instructions for removing blackberry stains from your clothes, upholstery and carpet.

But first, please note that removing stains caused this fruit is easier the sooner you do it, so treat those stains as soon as possible after they happen.

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I'm not saying that it will be impossible to remove these stains if you wait, but it will take more effort, elbow grease, time and patience.

Removing Blackberry Stains From Fabric And Clothing

Step 1: Scrape off any excess fruit from the fabric.

Step 2: Run the fabric, inside out, under the cold water to flush out as much of the blackberry juice as possible.

Step 3: Apply liquid laundry detergent to the blackberry stained area and let it soak in cold water for 15-30 minutes.

Step 4: Rinse with cold water.

Step 5: If no stain remains, wash as normal with either color safe bleach or chlorine bleach if safe for the fabric. If not, proceed to Step 6.

Step 6: Apply hydrogen peroxide (or oxygen bleach in paste form) to the blackberry stain, if safe for the fabric. Let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse well. Then, follow Step 5 above.

In the alternative, you can also presoak the item in an oxygen bleach, such as Oxiclean. I myself did this on this stain (see the picture to the left) with great success. You can read exactly how I removed my blackberry stains here, where I share even more pictures and instructions.

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Hint: Make sure the stain is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set the stain. Repeat if necessary.

You may also find this video on how to remove berry stains from clothing helpful. It gives tips for using boiling water, lemon juice, glycerin, and denatured alcohol for berry stain removal.

In addition, a reader wrote in a great story of exactly how she removed blackberry stains from a shirt with lemon juice, which might also help you.

How To Remove Stains Caused By Blackberries From Upholstery

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Step 1: Scrape off any excess blackberry from the upholstery, being careful not to spread the stain further.

Step 2: Mix a solution of two cups cool water and one tablespoon dishwashing liquid.

Step 3: Using this solution, sponge the stain from the blackberries with a clean white cloth.

Step 4: Next, blot at the stain until the liquid is absorbed.

Step 5: Rinse with white vinegar, and blot with a clean white cloth.

Step 6: Repeat steps 3-5 until the stain is removed from the upholstery.

Step 7: Now that the stain from the blackberries is removed you should get plain cold water and a new white cloth and sponge the area to remove the cleaning solution, and then blot dry.

Hint: Be sure to get the upholstery only as wet as necessary to remove the stain from the blackberries.

You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.

Blackberry Stain Removal From Carpet

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The instructions for removal of blackberry stains from carpet is the same as for upholstery.

However, if you don't have luck with this blackberry stain removal method above you can also do something additional with the carpet stain, which is to mix a solution of one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups warm water, and use this as a stain removal solution.

Recommended Blackberry Stain Removers

Perhaps you don't want to make your own stain remover, but instead want to use something designed for blackberry stain removal. Don't forget the suggestions above for natural or home remedies though.

Here are some articles and reviews on this site which discuss various products that are designed for removing berry stains:

Oxiclean {How Taylor Used It Successfully}
carbona stain devil 8
Carbona Stain Devil #8
stain rx
Stain Rx {Taylor's Article}
tide to go pen
Tide To Go Pen

white bar soap
White Bar Soap To Pretreat Laundry

You can also share your own stain remover reviews here for other removers that work on blackberries, or any other stain.

Do You Have Any Tips To Share For Removing These Stains?

I'm always looking for more tips and ideas for how to remove stains. You can share your berry stain removal tip here, or read other tips already submitted, several with videos included.

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