Learning to remove cherry stains is important after someone drops a piece of cherry pie on their clothes, the couch or even the carpet.
When you get such a spot it can look bright red or almost purplish black in color.
No matter its color, you want it out quickly.
A black cherry or cherry juice stains, and other spots caused by this fruit are easiest to remove if they are dealt with quickly, so they do not set.
That is not to say you can't remove them if they are old, but it does take more time, patience, and work.
Below are instructions for how to remove these spoys from fabric, upholstery and carpet.
Step 1: Scrape off any excess cherry 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 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 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 it. Repeat if necessary.
Step 1: Scrape off any excess cherry from the upholstery, or blot up any excess juice, being careful not to spread the spot further.
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 at the solution 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 cherry stains.
You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.
The instructions for removal of stains caused by cherries 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.
You may also find the video about 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 to these fruit stains.
Here are some articles and reviews on this site which discuss various products that are designed for removing these spots, or where someone has had good luck with a specific product:
Tide To Go Pen
You can also share your own stain remover reviews here for other removers that work on cherries, or any other stain.
I'm always looking for more tips and ideas for how to remove stains. You can share your stain removal tip here, for removing any type of stain.
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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