Learning tips and techniques for removing pomegranate stains quickly becomes something you need to learn if you ever work with pomegranates, their seeds, or pomegranate juice.
The reason is that pomegranates can easily cause stains on fabric, upholstery and carpet, because their seeds and juice readily stain just about anything they get into contact with.
For future reference, check out this video for how to cut pomegranates to prevent juice stains from happening.
After all, not getting the stain in the first place is the best result there can be!
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 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 spot 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 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.
Step 1: Scrape off any excess pomegranate 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 spot with a clean white cloth.
Step 4: Next, blot 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 spot 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 pomegranates.
You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.
The instructions for removal of stains caused by pomegranates from carpet is the same as for upholstery.
However, if you don't have luck with this 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 cleaning solution.
You may also find this video on how to remove fruit juice stains from carpet helpful.
Did you know that in Greek mythology Hades gave Persephone five pomegranate seeds to eat while she was down in the underworld? Since she ate food in the underworld she was doomed to spend her time there, and was not able to return up into the world, at least permanently.
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