Used for thousands of years as a medicine, pomegranates are one of nature’s tastiest health boosters – no wonder millions of people like to start their day with a refreshing glass of dark red pomegranate juice or a bowl full of pomegranate kernels.
However beneficial it is for your physical wellness, pomegranate juice has the annoying habit of dripping and spilling everywhere, and the next thing you know, you’ve just painted a part of your white blouse a shade of red. Let Ariel help you get rid of pomegranate juice stains with our comprehensive guide on pomegranate stain removal!
What you’ll find below:
How to remove pomegranate stains in 6 steps
Containing high levels of antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin C, E, and K, pomegranate juice is a great addition to your diet, but less so for your shirt. Learn how to take care of pomegranate or orange juice stains on your clothes in a few simple steps and you will never have to worry about fruit juice spills ruining your day ever again!
Begin your stain removal journey by rinsing the stain with cold water to dilute it.
Pour and pre-treat
Pour Ariel Matic Liquid Detergent directly onto the juice stain. Make sure you completely cover it and let the garment sit for five minutes. Pour from either the bottle or the accompanying dosing cap.
You can also use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent and pour into the detergent dispenser if you have a front loader, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a top loader washing machine. In case you have a semi-automatic washer, use Ariel’s powder detergent.
Without rinsing off the detergent, place the pomegranate stained garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power needed for complete stain removal.
Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest water temperature indicated on your garment’s fabric care label.
When the cycle is complete, unload, the garments immediately.
If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing the garments in the dryer, as the heat will only set the stain further in.
After the wash cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.
How to remove old pomegranate stains
It’s very possible that you only notice a spot of pomegranate juice on your piece of clothing days after the accident, when the stain has already dried. Lucky for you, Ariel has got your back!
Step 1 - Rinse
Begin by turning the garment inside out and flushing the stained area with cold water.
Step 2 - Apply detergent
Pour a bit of Ariel Matic Liquid Detergent directly onto the stain and gently rub it into the fabric with your fingers. Alternatively, you can use glycerine instead of detergent.
Step 3 - Soak
Fill your sink with cold water and let the garment soak for 30 minutes.
Step 4 - Wash
After thoroughly rinsing the garment under running water, put it inside your washing machine with similar fabrics and launder as usual with Ariel liquid. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.
Step 5 - Unload
Take out your clothes immediately and check for pomegranate stains. If the stain is no longer visible, you can let the garment dry, otherwise, repeat the above steps until the stain is completely gone.
How to remove other fruit juice stains
Now that you’ve mastered the art of pomegranate stain removal, you might be interested in how to get rid of other, similarly tasty liquid stains, as the number of various fruit juices you can spill all over your favourite blouse or shirt is virtually endless. Luckily, when it comes to removing different types of fruit juice stains, there’s no significant difference between pomegranate and grape, apple, and orange. Just act fast, remove the excess, pre-treat the stain with a detergent, and wash on the hottest setting recommended by the clothing’s fabric care label.
That said, here are a few additional tips on how to get juice stains out of your clothes:
- If the stain has already dried, try rubbing a bit of glycerine on the stained area to make the juice mark easier to remove.
- When dealing with dry-clean-only clothes, you can scrape off any excess pulp, but do not attempt to remove the stain yourself. Instead, take them to a professional cleaner as soon as you can.
- Always check the item after washing to see if the stain has completely vanished before putting the garment out to dry. If the stain is still visible, wash your garment again.
Pomegranate juice stains aren’t the only visible stains you can get around the house. Ariel can help you with chocolate stain removal and other colourful, tough stains, like lipstick stains, curry stains, or paint stains with outstanding results in the first wash.