How to Remove Berry Stains

Berries are one of the eating pleasures of summer, and particularly wonderful if you can eat newly sun-kissed berries fresh from the vine. But when the delicious red juice drips onto your favorite white cotton blouse and leaves a vivid stain, the delight fades quite quickly!

Here is a great tip for successfully removing berry stains from clothes:

The secret material to remove berry stains is vinegar. Use straight white distilled vinegar; it is readily available in all supermarkets. While organic apple cider vinegar is the perfect vinegar for ingesting, it has a color and can stain fabric. Soak berry stains in straight white distilled vinegar. First rinse the stain well then rest the part of the fabric that is stained in a bowl of straight vinegar. Rinse. Launder as usual.

By Annie B. Bond


Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

J.L. A.
JL A4 years ago

good to know

Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

Thanks for sharing!

Mary Brady
Mary Brady4 years ago

Great suggestion. Does it work on other colors?

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Thanks for the tip.

Kath R.
Kath P4 years ago

I'd never heard of using white vinegar for removing berry stains. Great tip!

Silvija Vlahovec
Silvija Vlahovec4 years ago

Useful, thanks

Aaron F.
Aaron F.5 years ago

does it work on a red suit or will the vinegar fade it

Ida J.
Ida J5 years ago

nice tips

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.