Beating the Beet Stain

Beet juice has strong, red pigmentation that can mar the appearance of your clothing. If you get beet juice on your fabric, take the following steps to avoid any lasting stains:

  1. Use a spoon or dull knife to remove any excess beet.
  2. Soak a piece of white bread in water and place it on the stained area. The bread will absorb the beet juice. Replace the bread until it stops soaking up color.
  3. Rinse the stained area with cold water.
  4. If you have a stain remover stick, gel, or spray, this is the time to use it. Apply it to the stain and let it stand for a minimum of five minutes.
  5. If the garment can be safely bleached, let it soak in an appropriate amount of bleach for thirty minutes. If the garment cannot be used with bleach, try allowing cold water to slowly drip over the stained area over the sink for a few hours.

In the event that you get beet stains on a garment that you are unable to wash with conventional means, bring it to Bellevue Dry Cleaning.