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How do you get a strawberry stain out of clothes?

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To remove a strawberry stain from clothes, start by flushing the stain with cool water. Then mix 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of liquid laundry detergent with 1 quart of cool water. Soak the garment in this solution for 15 minutes. Rinse the garment with water. If the stain remains, sponge it with alcohol and rinse it thoroughly. Wash the garment, using chlorine bleach, if possible.

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How do you get a strawberry stain out of clothes?
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When washing the garment, use the hottest water the fabric will allow. If the garment cannot be washed with chlorine bleach, use color-safe bleach. Before the garment is placed in the dryer, make sure the stain is gone.

A fresh stain may be able to be removed with a regular wash in the hottest water recommended for the fabric. If the garment is "Dry Clean Only," make sure to point out the stain to the professional cleaner. If a home dry cleaning kit is used, be sure to treat the stain with the provided stain remover before placing it in the dryer bag.

Martha Stewart suggests working on an overturned plate to scrape off any excess stain with the edge of a spoon. Soak the stain with a tannin solution, made of 1/2 teaspoon liquid laundry detergent, 1/4 cup white vinegar, and cool water. Use a tamping brush to "beat out" the stain. Put a towel underneath the garment and flush with water. If the stain remains, apply a few drops of hydrogen peroxide followed by a few drops of ammonia. Rinse with cool water, apply a few drops of vinegar, and rinse with water again. Then wash the garment.

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