How to Remove and Prevent Fruit Juice Stains on Clothes: Tips and Tricks

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Do you enjoy drinking fruit juice, but dread the thought of spilling it on your clothes? 

Fruit juice stains can be frustrating and stubborn, but with the right strategies, you can effectively remove them and prevent them from ruining your favorite outfits.

In this article, I’ll share some effective strategies for removing fruit juice stains from clothes and preventing them in the first place. 

Let’s get started.

Understanding Fruit Juice Stains

Fruit juice stains can be difficult to remove because of the pigments, acids, and sugars found in fruit. The type of fruit juice also plays a role in how it stains clothes. 

For example, berries and grapes contain pigments that are notorious for staining, while citrus fruits contain acids that can cause discoloration.

To prevent fruit juice stains, it’s important to act quickly. Blot the stain with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove as much of the liquid as possible, and avoid using hot water or heat, as this can set the stain.

Removing Fruit Juice Stains

For fresh fruit juice stains, start by running cold water over the stain to flush out as much of the juice as possible.

Then, apply a pre-treatment stain remover or a mixture of baking soda and water directly to the stain. Let the solution sit for 15-30 minutes before washing the garment as usual.

If the stain persists, try repeating the process or using a commercial stain remover. Just be sure to follow the instructions carefully and test the product on a small, inconspicuous area of the garment before treating the entire stain.

Dealing with Set-In Stains

Set-in fruit juice stains can be more challenging to remove, but it’s not impossible. 

Start by soaking the garment in a mixture of cold water and laundry detergent for several hours or overnight. Then, try using a stain remover or a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar to treat the stain.

For particularly stubborn stains, consider taking the garment to a professional cleaner. They may be able to use more advanced cleaning techniques to remove the stain without damaging the fabric.

Tips for Preventing Fruit Juice Stains

  1. Drink juice over a non-carpeted area, or a surface that is easy to clean in case of spills.
  2. Use a spill-proof cup or container with a lid when drinking juice on the go.
  3. Consider wearing an apron or a bib to protect your clothing while drinking juice.
  4. Avoid wearing light-colored or delicate fabrics when drinking fruit juice.
  5. Treat stains immediately with cold water and stain remover or a mixture of baking soda and water.
  6. Keep a stain remover pen or wipes handy when you’re out to quickly treat spills.

By following these tips, you can reduce the likelihood of fruit juice stains on your clothes and keep your wardrobe looking clean and fresh.


Fruit juice stains can be frustrating, but with the right strategies, you can effectively remove them from your clothes. Act quickly, avoid heat, and use the right cleaning products to treat stains. 

With these tips in mind, you can enjoy your favorite fruit juices without worrying about ruining your clothes.

Did you accidentally get oil stains on your shirt while doing car maintenance? Read Don’t Let Engine Oil Stains Ruin Your Clothes: Tips and Tricks for Removal.

Thanks for reading.

-Baking Soda Guy 

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