How To Remove Blueberry Stains

Knowing how to remove blueberry stains can become very important when there is the almost inevitable mishap with that slice of blueberry pie on a clean white shirt, or, even worse, on the carpet.

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Never fear, these stains can be removed if you act quickly.

The first rule of stain removal is to act as quickly as possible to remove the stain. This is especially true of berry stains, such as from blueberry juice.

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Blueberry juice, with its blue or almost purple color, will set into fabric, upholstery, or carpet fibers very quickly.

This is not to say that you cannot remove old stains caused by this fruit, but just that it will take much more time, effort and patience.

Read on for how to remove blueberry spots and stains from fabric, upholstery and carpet.

How To Remove Blueberry Stains From Fabric

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

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

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

Step 4: Rinse with cold water.

Step 5: If no visible spots remains, wash as normal with either oxygen 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 blueberry stain, if safe for the fabric. Let sit for a few minutes and then rinse well. Then, follow Step 5 above.

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.

Note, you may also like these home remedies for how to remove berry stains from clothing, which includes tips for using boiling water, lemon juice, glycerin, and denatured alcohol for berry stain removal.

4 home remedies for removing berry stains

Many of these tips have been used by readers to remove their stains. You can read some of these tips for clothing here.

Blueberry stain removal from clothes and more

Blueberry Stain Removal From Upholstery

blueberry stains on clothing

Step 1: Scrape off any excess blueberry from the upholstery.

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 blueberries 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 blueberries 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 blueberries.

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

How to clean upholstery

Removing Stains From Blueberries From Carpet

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

However, if you don't have luck with this 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 Blueberry Stain Removers

Perhaps you don't want to make your own stain remover, but instead want to use something designed for removing berry stains, such as blueberries. 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:

Presoaking With Oxiclean
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 For Pretreating
amway prewash stain remover
Amway Prewash Remover

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

Stain remover reviews

Submit Your Own Stain Removal Tip For Blueberries

Do you have your own stain removal tip for removing stains from blueberries? If so, submit your tip about removing stains caused by berries here, or read other tips already submitted.

Berry stain removal tips

Get Even More Stain And Spot Removal Help Here

Are you a stain magnet like me? If so, check out the A to Z Stain Removal Guide which gives directions for how to remove over 100 types of stains from all kinds of surfaces.

A to Z stain removal guide: Step by step instructions to remove 100+ different stains

In addition, here are some other stain removal guide pages you may need, if you like berries enough to have needed this one!

Blackberry stain removal guide

Strawberry stain removal guide

Cranberry stain removal guide

Raspberry stain removal guide

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