You may wonder how to remove banana stain from your fabric, upholstery, or carpet if you ever let a child run around the house munching on a banana.
You can also get a stain from banana pudding or banana baby food, or even from banana cream pie. Fortunately, banana stains are not difficult to get out if you get to them quickly.
However, if they oxidize and turn brown they take more effort to get out, so deal with your banana stains as quickly as possible.
Below are step by step instructions for removing banana stains from washable clothing, upholstery and carpet.
Step 1: Scrape off any excess banana from the fabric.
Step 2: Run the fabric, inside out, under the cold water to flush out as much of the banana as possible.
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.
Step 1: Scrape off any excess banana 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 bananas with a clean white cloth.
Step 4: Next, blot at the solution until the liquid is absorbed.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 until the banana stain is removed from the upholstery.
Step 6: Now that the stain 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 banana.
You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.
The instructions for banana stain removal 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.
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.
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