How To Remove Pomegranate Stain From Washable Fabrics
January 27, 2023
Pomegranate stains can be a real pain to remove, especially if left untreated for too long. The red juice of the pomegranate is difficult to remove and can leave behind unsightly stains on clothes, linens, and other washable fabrics. But don't despair, as there are ways to remove these stains and restore your fabrics to their original condition. With a few simple household items and a little bit of elbow grease, you can easily remove pomegranate stains and have your fabrics looking like new again. Keep reading to learn how to remove pomegranate stains from washable fabrics.
These stains appear as discoloration of the fabric that is usually red or purple in color. They can be slightly wet or dry to the touch and may have a slightly fruity smell. These stains are often caused by spills or splashes of pomegranate juice.
Warm (85° to 105°F)
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Warm water helps to loosen the stain and make it easier to remove.
The Science Behind Pomegranate Stains
Pomegranate stains clothes because it contains a type of pigment called anthocyanins, which are water-soluble and can be easily extracted by liquids like water or juice. When the juice comes into contact with fabric, the anthocyanins can seep into the fibers, resulting in a stain that can be difficult to remove. The color of the stain will depend on the type of fabric and the amount of juice that is absorbed. To avoid pomegranate stains on clothes, you can wear protective clothing, such as an apron, or be sure to treat the stain as soon as possible.
Blot the stain with a clean, white cloth to remove as much juice as possible.
Mix together equal parts white vinegar and water, and apply to the stain. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes.
Mix together a paste of baking soda and water, and apply to the stain. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes.
Rinse the area with cool water, and then launder the garment in the washer on the hottest setting recommended on the care label of the fabric, using laundry detergent and hydrogen peroxide. If the stain remains, apply lemon juice or glycerin and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before washing again.
If the stain is still present, use a specialized stain remover and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Please note that, some fabrics like silk, wool, and others may not be safe to use with some of the products mentioned above. Always check the care label before using any products and test the product on a hidden area of the fabric before using it on the stain.
Pomegranate stains clothes due to the presence of pigments called anthocyanins. To remove pomegranate stains, you can use products like white vinegar, baking soda, laundry detergent, hydrogen peroxide, lemon juice, glycerin, and specialized stain remover. However, it's important to check the care label of the fabric and test the product on a hidden area before using it on the stain. Hot water is recommended for washing the garment.
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About The Writer
Marcene Livn has worked in the cleaning industry for more than a decade. Her specialty is stain removal. From everyday spills to tough, set-in stains, Marcene's methods and knowledge are unmatched.