View Full Version : Blackberry stain on shirt?

11-16-2010, 03:06 PM
I have a shirt with a blackberry stain on it. I tried scrubbing with Fels Naptha and washing it, but it is still stained. I haven't put it in the dryer yet. Any suggestions for how to get the stain out?

11-16-2010, 04:05 PM
What kind and color of fabric is it?

11-16-2010, 04:09 PM
When a stain is fresh, boiling water poured on berry stains is very good at getting them out. It's worth a try even on an old stain. Best to pour the water a bit from a height. Do this in a sink with some space. The boiling water will splash and the shirt will be boiling hot after the water is poured, so be careful.

11-16-2010, 04:26 PM
It depends on what color your shirt is, what fabric it is made of, and what the washing instructions are for your shirt. If you give me more info, I might be able to help (I worked for a dry cleaners for 3 years while in high school. :) )

11-16-2010, 06:59 PM
I've done the boiling water treatment as PP mentioned, on most type of berry stains......

It seems to work best on cottons....

Very hot when done! Be cautious!

11-16-2010, 07:04 PM
Do you have an enzyme cleaner like Biolkleen Bacout?

11-16-2010, 07:18 PM
It's a cotton knit shirt. It's already been washed, but not dried. Would the boiling water still work?

11-16-2010, 11:12 PM
I'd do a couple of times- do one round of hot water- soak in Oxyclean or Biz for a while (after it has cooled off!); assess- repeat with hot water if needed- I dump an entire teakettle of boiling water.... so it's a lot.


11-17-2010, 12:14 AM
Oxyclean stain remover (the spray kind) works well for a lot of berry stains. Worth a try.

11-17-2010, 01:26 AM
I pour vinegar on first and let it sit for a while. The vinegar seems to pull the stain to the surface and then I pour boiling water on it. My girls eat lots of berries and this has worked every time.