Steps To Removing Red Wine From Clothing.
We have all been there, accidentally spilling red wine over a table cloth, our clothes, or worse – someone else’s clothes.
Acting quickly is the key to giving you the best chance of removing red wine stains! First read the care label on the garment or linen.
If the fabric is not washable; dry clean only, wash the affected area of the garment with room temperature soda water and place in a plastic bag you can seal up with a rubber band or tape to keep it from drying out, then visit the dry cleaning professionals at Eve Dry Cleaners Adelaide as soon as possible.
If the material is washable, follow these steps:
- Dab the area, DO NOT rub.
Using a damp white cotton cloth will absorb any excess red wine. Be careful not to rub the area because this will force the wine into the fibers of the fabric.
- Stretch the fabric over a bowl.
Centre the stained area over a bowl, pull the fabric tight and secure with a rubber band or extra pair of hands.
- Sprinkle salt over the stain.
Coat the stained fabric with a generous amount of salt and let it sit for about 5 minutes. The salt will absorb the red wine, so the sooner you get to this step the better off you’ll be.
- Pour boiling water over the salt.
Slowly and with care, pour the hot water over the taught fabric covered with salt from a height of about 30cm. This height will supply enough force to flush out the red wine stain.
- If the garment is valuable to you, place it in a plastic bag.
While still wet, and to keep it wet, use a plastic bag you can temporarily seal to keep the fabric from drying out.
Bring in the garment or linen to Eve Dry Cleaners Adelaide.
- If the item is not valuable to you, wash it immediately.
Place the stained fabric in the washing machine with laundry powder and use the highest temperature setting possible. Inspect the result. Re wash if needed.
Never use a clothes dryer as the heat will cause what stain remains to set, making it much harder if not impossible to remove.
Eve has invested, over many years, much time and money researching and developing the best way to remove stains from fabric.
With access to chemists and modern scientific techniques, we have the latest information and products to give us the best chance of safely removing stains from garments and linen.
There has been only a very small number of stains, over 20 years, we have not been able to completely remove. The sooner you can get the affected garment to us, the better our chance of removing the stain so it can’t be seen.