Strawberry Stains

Posted by: on May 29, 2014

May was National Strawberry Month, and here in Clarksville there were several pick your own farms helping families come together with strawberry jam, strawberry short cakes, and good old fashioned strawberries straight from the plant. Average home textiles are made from fabrics that make oily and/or acid based stains (like strawberries) tough to get out. Depending on the fabric, certain stains can bond with the individual fibers and get incorporated into the original dye job. Below are a few simple tricks will make the textiles in your home last for years to come.

  • Treat stains quickly! The less time dyes and oils have in contact with your textiles, the better your chances of getting the stain out will be.
  • Use gentle cleaners; tough cleaners will be tough on strains AND your fabrics.
  • Blot instead of scrub to avoid spreading or embedding the stain deeper.
  • Clean with a cloth or sponge that will adsorb the stain rather than spread it around.
  • Depending on the fabric, moisture is your friend. Keep the area wet to help flush out the stain.