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Beetroot stain removal

Updated April 17, 2017

Beetroot stains are unwanted, unsightly and a general pain to remove. While a simple round in the washing machine isn't normally enough to remove these pesky stains, there are several other methods that you can use to make your shirts nice and clean once more.

Soak and scrub

One of the things that people seem to have forgotten over the years is that scrubbing clothes by hand is often a better treatment of clothes stains than simply throwing the clothes into the washing machine. Put some cleaning solution on the beetroot stain, whether it be simple soapy water or washing powder. After letting it soak in for a minute, scrub the stain with either a dry towel or some kind of scrubbing brush. More often than not the stain will come out.

Instant stain removers

Instant stain removers are a good way to prevent new beetroot stains. By quickly administering the stain remover to the affected area, these removers actually help to prevent the stain from forming on the fabric. For these to work, however, you have to administer the cleaning solution within a few hours after the beetroot splashed on your clothing.

Home remedies

Depending on who you ask, there are thousands of different home remedies to deal with all different kinds of stains. One very effective method of removing beetroot stains in particular is the use of white vinegar and baking soda. Mix the vinegar and baking soda in a small bowl until you have a malleable paste. Spread the paste on the stain and let it sit for a minimum of ten minutes so the paste can soak into the stain. After those ten minutes you can use a scrubbing brush to scrub out the stain.

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About the Author

James B. Jones, a former United States Army M.P., has been a full-time writer in the fields of consumer electronics and video games since 2006. Walker has had his articles published on several gaming and technology websites, and has made frequent appearances on All Games Radio.