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Remove Avocado Stains


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Avocado's are a delicious addition to many meals, but avocado stains can be less than welcome on your clothing. One of the not so pleasant side effects of their bright green color is the bright green mess it leaves on clothing. And when that avocado stain turns brown...you might have to work a lot harder to get it out.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 30 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Remove any remaining avocado.

    Remove as much as possible using a dull knife or spoon. Any other tool might actually damage the fabric, so work with caution. You're trying to simplify your job by getting rid of any excess mess before you work on the stain.

  2. Apply liquid laundry detergent.

    Use a liquid detergent and rub gently into the avocado stain. Be sure to allow the detergent to stand on the stain for at least 5 minutes. We want the detergent to penetrate through the avocado, loosening it as it works.

  3. Soak the avocado stain.

    Soak the stain in cold water for 10-15 minutes or until the stain becomes more loosened. Every five minutes rub the stained area gently between your fingers.

  4. Rinse and repeat.

    Rinse the stained area thoroughly. Repeat until no more stain can be removed. You'll need to look closely to make sure that every last hint has been removed. Drying the stain will make it unlikely that it could ever be removed fully.

  5. Apply a stain remover.

    If traces of the stain remain, apply a stain remover stick, gel, or spray and let stand for 5 minutes. Wash in the hottest fabric recommended for the fabric. Hot water will be much more effective at fully removing the stain, but be sure to follow your fabric guidelines.

What You Need

  • Dull knife or spoon
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Stain remover stick, gel, or spray
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