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    elbenn is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Default Blackberry stain on shirt?

    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?

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    What kind and color of fabric is it?
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    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.
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    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. )
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    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!

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    Do you have an enzyme cleaner like Biolkleen Bacout?
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    It's a cotton knit shirt. It's already been washed, but not dried. Would the boiling water still work?

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    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.

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    Oxyclean stain remover (the spray kind) works well for a lot of berry stains. Worth a try.
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    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.

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