How To Remove Berry Stains From Clothes - Clothes Doctor

How To Remove Berry Stains From Clothes

Nothing says summer and warmer weather like any type of berry! Whether you're enjoying a morning smoothie, a fresh ice cream or just having a healthy snack, this colourful and delicious fruit can leave some tough stains. 

The good news is that a strawberry stain can be treated in a flash with the right product and technique. We've prepared the ultimate guide that provides step-by-step instructions and advice on removing berry stains.

How to remove berry stains

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1.The first thing to note is that it's best to act as quickly as possible. Remove any pieces of berry from the item before moving on to tackle the stain. The best technique is to scrape the top of the fabric and not to press it in, to ensure you don't absorb any more of the stain into the fibres. 
2. Soak up as much of the juice as you can by dabbing the affected area with a damp cloth.
3. Flush out the stain from the reverse side of the fabric with warm water, to drive the juice out from the fabric. 

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4. Apply our Tough Love Stain Remover directly to the stain, massage in gently with your fingers or our Natural Sea Sponge, and then leave to soak in warm or hot water (if you can), for one hour. If the stain has faded but not totally disappeared, then repeat. 


silk wash

5. Next, it's time to wash the garment. Always check the label before proceeding to wash. If the garment is labelled as 'dry clean only' or 'hand wash' our Eco Wash for Silk & Delicates could be the perfect alternative for a good hand wash and devoid of any of the nasty toxins used during the dry cleaning process. Plus it's beautifully scented with bergamot and sandalwood. Check out our blog on what can and can't be washed at home for more info.



If you're working on a Cashmere or Wool item we recommend our Eco Wash for Cashmere & Wool which is lightly scented with Himalayan cedarwood and orange oil, to provide natural moth defence, and is perfect for hand washing.


6. If your garment is suitable for machine washing, we recommend our Signature wash, which is super effective at 30 degrees. Pour 1 cap into the washing machine drawer and place on a regular low temperature water cycle.


air dry

7. Air dry the item in natural sunlight. The sun is effective in removing traces of fruit stains and provides a natural bleach on light coloured clothing.

With our guide, removing berry stains from your clothes couldn't be easier. So don't panic next time you find yourself covered in berry juice whilst enjoying your strawberries and cream, we've got you covered with our range of eco-friendly clothing care products

stain remover


Is anybody else suddenly feeling very hungry?! 

Disclaimer: Our recommended stain removal methods are solely intended for use with Clothes Doctor products. And whilst we are happy to provide advice, any attempts to remove stains are done so at the risk of the reader. All methods have been tried and tested in our workshop and on our own items at home. 

Tough Love Stain Removal
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Eco Wash Signature Detergent
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Sandalwood Leather Balm
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Darning Needle Set
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