A raspberry stain can happen faster than you think, sometimes when these pieces of fruit just barely touch your fabric, upholstery or carpet.
But never fear, you can get remove these spots by following the steps below.
Please note that these steps work on both red raspberries and also remove black raspberry stains.
As with all berry stains it is best to treat it as quickly as possible, because the sooner you start the process, the easier removing the spots will be.
The key is to treat it before it sets, where possible. Remember that stains set with either time or heat.
Also know that you shouldn't give up if the spot has set, since you can still remove it, but it will take more time and effort.
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 raspberry juice as possible.
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 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 spot is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set it. Repeat if necessary.
Further, you may also like these additional tips for removing berry stains from clothing, which includes tips for using boiling water (which a reader specifically recommended for this type of berry), lemon juice, glycerin, and denatured alcohol.
Step 1: Scrape off any excess raspberries 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 raspberries.
You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.
The instructions for removal of stains caused by a raspberry 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 stain removal solution.
You may also find this video on how to remove fruit juice stains from carpet helpful.
Perhaps you don't want to make your own stain remover, but instead want to use something designed for raspberry 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 these spots in particular, or removing berry stains in general, along with tips from readers about what products worked for them:
Tide To Go Pen Got Out Splatters On White Pants
Soaking With Oxiclean
Carbona Stain Devil #8
White Bar Soap To Pretreat
You can also share your own stain remover reviews here for other removers that work on raspberries, or any other stain.
I'm always looking for more tips and ideas for how to remove spots and spills. You can share your berry stain removal tip here, for removing any type of berry stain. You can also read other tips already submitted, several with videos included.
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.
Bottom photo by Muffett
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