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[*] posted on 9-6-2014 at 06:04
Cherry stain on white shirt


I got a shirt with cherry stain that became brown already, it's not a fresh one. Anyone has any idea how could I remove it? Already tried acetone but it doesn't work at all. Next alternative bleach? Should I try it, would it work? How should I use it?
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[*] posted on 9-6-2014 at 06:05


Bleach or hydrogen peroxide should work. What's the shirt made of?



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[*] posted on 9-6-2014 at 06:20


Enzymatic cleaners will generally work well on organic stains, even on ones that are quite old. They are particularly good if the underlying fabric is cotton.
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[*] posted on 9-6-2014 at 15:15


It says it's 95% cotton and 5% elastin altough i'm somewhat skeptical because it's very elastic for that small amount of it. What's. the procedure for bleach or H2O2? Never done it.

I'll also check what are those enzymatic cleaners but I never encountered one anywhere.
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[*] posted on 9-6-2014 at 17:59


Spot treat with Era liquid detergent. It does wonders on organic stains. If you think you need a little more of a boost then a scoop of OxiClean should take care of it.
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[*] posted on 9-6-2014 at 18:23


maybe oxalic acid and water and allowing it to set and bleach as an alternative to the harsh hypochlorite.oxalic acid does wonders on wood.perhaps sodium carbonate(soda wash) i work at a place where the housekeeping dept. uses an oxalic acid product on white table cloths,does magnificent on bird baths too.
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[*] posted on 10-6-2014 at 08:22


I actually tried dilute bleach for like 5 minutes and the stain seems to be gone. There is still one that looks like iron rust stain because bleach didn't do anything to it. HCl might work there.
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[*] posted on 10-6-2014 at 10:51


Use oxalic acid on rust. Does wonders.
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[*] posted on 11-6-2014 at 06:36


Be careful with bleach on with cotton, as the cotton is often not that white from itself, if you bleach to long the places bleached will look yellowish compared to the rest of the shirt.
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