How to remove fruit stains from clothes

Fruit may be good for you and taste great, but they can make a mess. Being made up of natural dye pigments, grease stains and enzymatic stains, it’s best to treat fruit stains with a detergent that breaks up the sugars and proteins, removes pigmentation, and lifts off the greasy components embedded in the fabric fibres. Since cherry stains, grape stains, peach stains, orange stains and plum stains are not created equal, you need a detergent like Ariel with a powerful blend of enzymes, bleaching agents and a combination of surfactants for effective fruit stain removal in the 1st wash. Watch our step by step guide on how to get fruit stains out of clothes, or read the instructions below.

How to remove fruit stains from clothes

Removing fruit stains

  • 1

    Remove excess

    Brush off any fruit sitting on the surface of the garment before rinsing the fruit stained area under cold, running water. The higher the water pressure, the easier it will be to remove fruit stains.

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  • 2


    For effective stain removal, pour Ariel Original Washing Liquid directly onto the fruit stain from either the bottle or the cap, and make sure you completely cover the stain.

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  • 3


    Spread the washing detergent over the fruit stain using the pre-treat cap. The flexible fins of the cap can help distribute the washing liquid over the surface of the stain, as well as helping to work the washing detergent right into the material’s fibres.

  • 4


    Without washing off the washing detergent, place the garment into the washing machine along with other similar items. Leaving the washing liquid on the fruit stain will boost your wash performance.

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  • 5


    Your pre-treat cap can also be used to dose your washing liquid. Just place the correct dose of detergent directly into the drum of your washing machine, on top of your dirty laundry.

  • 6


    Set your washing machine to a cold water cycle. Always check the instructions on the fabric care label before washing.

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    When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.


Effective stain removal on a variety of stains

Ariel not only helps you get fruit stains out of clothes, but it also delivers outstanding stain removal in the first wash for other stains too, such as coffee and tea stains, soft drink stains and chocolate stains, so you can enjoy that meal without worrying about getting messy.